The May issue will be powered by Coleman & yes, the weather!


Updated: 4.17.07 1:54 PM EDT
We’re back on! CVEC just restored power to this area of Greenfield.

The latest from CVEC’s website as of 11:30 AM E

Tuesday – April 17, 2007

11:30 AM

Crews have made good progress and appear to be closing in on the goal of restoring power to all CVEC members.

Update, they’re here! 4.17.07 12:42 EDT

The heros have arrived!
TMN Turtle

Oh yea, Kim, think one of your boys dropped his toy in the driveway the other day!

Updating everyone. The Coleman is about to get a chance to take a well deserved break. CVEC crews are working on lines in this part of Greenfield. Shouldn’t be long.

Bucket truck
Here they are working from a bucket truck replacing fuses on this pole, just before stretching new wire across 151 below.

Traffic is stopped along 151 in Greenfield to string new wire across. A poplar tree took this down early Monday morning.

151 Wire Stretch

More updates later today.

Previous post thie morning:
Meet our Coleman generator. It is a Powermate 6250

Coleman Gen Vertical

Look at it go!
Coleman gen-1

If it weren’t for this little guy, we wouldn’t be able to keep up with the deadline for our May issue. CVEC still hasn’t got our power back on. We are waiting … waiting … waiting. A quick glance at the CVEC website this morning says this:

Tuesday – April 17, 2007

9:30 AM

Crews continue the work of clearing downed trees away from power lines. Look for continued progress as crews work toward complete restoration.

On to the weather.
Overnight the winds continued to howl! But believe it or not, they were actually dying down a little. This morning you can see a dramatic decrease in the winds. Breezy, yes, but nothing like the past 24-36 hours. Today look for occasional clouds from time to time with temps in the lower 60’s valley – near 50 mountains. Tonight partly cloudy upper 30’s valley and around 30 mountains. By Wednesday we have partly sunny skies and temps around 60 valley a bit cooler above. The winds on Wednesday, get this… about 5 MPH! Thursday still shows a chance of showers. Temps generally in the 50’s.

By the weekend we warm to upper 60’s Sat & 70’s Sunday. Next week upper 70’s! Yes!

It’s a good thing we use HughesNet for internet. It’s not DSL but we can at least power it with the generator and it does the job. Thank you Coleman, thank you HughesNet, and thank you Ashley’s Market for being so close. If we’re not turned on soon, we’ll be coming by with an empty gas tank to fill up.

More to follow later today and keep your e-mails about outages coming.

Have a great Tues,


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