Wednesday, January 24, 2018


1/23/18 Stringing cables in Maple Leaf

Rain streaming down the windows as it had been for hours, I was bemoaning the weather and not being able to go out for a sketch when Greg told me to come to the livingroom. Through our large front windows, we could see a cable utility truck parked in front of our neighbor’s house. The cherry picker’s operator was struggling to string some cable through a tangle of the neighbor’s trees, even with helpers on the ground. Their struggle gave me plenty of time to sketch the work. After a while, he took out some shears and clipped off a few branches, which made the job easier.
1/23/18 Stringing through trees

Eventually the team parked right in front of our house, which gave me a head-on view of the worker in the cherry picker. Luckily for him, we don’t have any trees, but we do have a tangle of loopy wires that is now even larger than before.

I felt bad for them having to work out there on such a miserable afternoon, but on the other hand, I was happy for the entertainment.

1/23/18 A tangle of wire in front of our house


  1. What a treat...entertainment right outside your living room window. Love these!

    1. It was so much fun, Joan! You can tell I'm easily amused! ;-)


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