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Old 09-14-2021, 08:53 AM   #1
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:57 AM   #2
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Wow!
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:07 AM   #3
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Those guys go from that to trapping pigs and stabbing them in the face with sharpened ground rods. Or so Ive been told
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:12 AM   #4
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Yes these lines crew folks that keep our electricity flowing do a great job when called upon by Mother Nature. At times I hear of people complaining, I speak up for the workers. Some people just don’t get it and are just habitual complainers (to put it nicely).
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:36 AM   #5
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Wait so when is the power back on?

Just kidding. I was in Puerto Rico watching the linemen restore power there. Truly Herculean efforts. Watching the choppers being in parts and watching those guys crawl all over everything gave me a new respect for those folks!
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:39 AM   #6
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Why do they need any special thanks or treatment? They knew what they were getting into when they took the job and are high paid doing it.

Actually I was just repeating what I sometimes here when people talk about the police.

The first few years I spent on patrol was on the night shift. I ran into these guys during severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, house and structure fires, poles cut in half from vehicle accidents and every other condition. Because of our jobs we ran into each other quite often. I always stop to talk with them, give them water if they did not have or go get anything they needed. I never ran into one with an attitude. It was a great bunch of people to have around with the crap got tough.
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:00 AM   #7
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I thought electricity and water didn't mix?

Extremely thankful for the men and women who take on this career.
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:09 AM   #8
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True working class folks right there!
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:11 AM   #9
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On last Saturday I had the great pleasure to meet a group from Tennessee while they were repairing/replacing the powerlines near my Mom's house in the hurricane zone... Very cool guys and working their butts off... 16hrs/day, 7days a week. Those guys were getting it DONE!

They also mentioned the fantastic reception they've received from the residents, ..said, if any lineman is hungry it's their own fault as there so many people offering great food.
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:15 AM   #10
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Lineman always earn their pay, they are always there at the front line of a natural disaster or working outages all hours of the night. Different breed, some real hands.

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Old 09-14-2021, 03:46 PM   #11
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Lineman always earn their pay, they are always there at the front line of a natural disaster or working outages all hours of the night. Different breed, some real hands.

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They would rather be wading the water than fighting the snow and ice we had this winter
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Old 09-14-2021, 05:05 PM   #12
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They are a special breed. A good friend is a lineman and is all out crazy, and so are his buddies. Hard working fools!
They are often overlooked until the power is out.
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Old 09-14-2021, 05:12 PM   #13
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Hard workers right there. And if working in them wet jeans don't give you a case of swamp ace...nothing will. Hope they got some gold bond.
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Old 09-14-2021, 05:15 PM   #14
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My son & son n law are both linemen..... both of em nuttier then squirrel ****z, but when the chips are on the table I want these two guys in my corner. There is no quit in these guys & when you need them the most they will always be there & do what it takes to get your power back on
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:17 PM   #15
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Make for a long day being soaked
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:27 PM   #16
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My son got back Saturday. He had been there for two weeks.


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Old 09-14-2021, 06:34 PM   #17
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I heard there was an accident today with a lineman in St Charles parish, wife said there was a FB post asking for prayers.. itís a tough job!
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:08 PM   #18
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They are very hard workers and must have complete confidence in each other.
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:15 PM   #19
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Hard workers right there. And if working in them wet jeans don't give you a case of swamp ace...nothing will. Hope they got some gold bond.
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:17 PM   #20
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I have utmost respect for those guys
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Old 09-14-2021, 07:50 PM   #21
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Those are some tough dudes ! I had the pleasure of being a Lineman / narrow for several years.
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:29 PM   #22
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Why do they need any special thanks or treatment? They knew what they were getting into when they took the job and are high paid doing it.

Actually I was just repeating what I sometimes here when people talk about the police.

The first few years I spent on patrol was on the night shift. I ran into these guys during severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, house and structure fires, poles cut in half from vehicle accidents and every other condition. Because of our jobs we ran into each other quite often. I always stop to talk with them, give them water if they did not have or go get anything they needed. I never ran into one with an attitude. It was a great bunch of people to have around with the crap got tough.

At first I was like wow bro seriously hahaha!!! Yep, tough dudes with tough work. Iíve run into a bunch and youíre assessment is spot on.


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Old 09-14-2021, 08:37 PM   #23
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My son Josh (ChewJr) in LA a few days ago. He just got back and went straight to working 16s for the storm here.
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:46 PM   #24
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Thanks, to all of ya'll...
Ain't no telling, what kinda garbage, is in that water, too...
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:12 PM   #25
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The guys that went down first after the storm were sleeping in their trucks and eating of the tailgate because no rooms were available
Hats off to these guys and Thanks!
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:35 PM   #26
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Good stuff!
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Old 09-15-2021, 07:38 AM   #27
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Those guys go from that to trapping pigs and stabbing them in the face with sharpened ground rods. Or so Ive been told
You must be talking about the same line crews I work with.

Those guys work their tails off. Some of our crews working restoration in south Louisiana will be there until November. They're going to need trailers to put all the cash they've been earning in, working 7 16's adds up pretty quick.
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Old 09-15-2021, 07:46 AM   #28
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You must be talking about the same line crews I work with.



Those guys work their tails off. Some of our crews working restoration in south Louisiana will be there until November. They're going to need trailers to put all the cash they've been earning in, working 7 16's adds up pretty quick.
I was referring to a guy here who was/is a lineman

I know the crew that got power on at my house during Harvey got deer sausage roll ups and fluids delivered by my wife.

They didn't turn any of it away

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Old 09-15-2021, 09:16 AM   #29
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Thankful for their service!!!
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:40 AM   #30
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Linemen love that storm pay! If they didn't have to sleep, they wouldn't LOL...our linemen back in WI couldn't wait for hurricane/tornado season, and winter. The worse the storm, the more they made.
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