Monday, September 15, 2008

Fly it high, guys

A bucket truck in to repair the damages from Hurricane Gustav (the one before Hurricane Ike) passed me by on the street the other day and I caught a glimpse of this. Old Glory proudly flying on the back with the bucket.

And why not. These guys have a lot to be proud of -- when a city of nearly 300,000 goes totally dark from a Hurricane and you can bring it back up in just a little more than a week, I think you deserve to be proud.

Of course, we all get a little ansy when it is our house that still doesn't have power. Personally, I get a good feeling when I see these guys working.

Just think, they will no sooner throw the last switch on the Hurricane Gustav damage than they will have to head off rebuild what Hurricane Ike has done.

Fly it High, guys.

-steve buser


Rambling Round said...

Yep, those power crews deserve their own flags. We appreciate them here in rural Alabama.

Chris said...

Glad you're okay, Steve.

I used to write for the power company in NV, and those guys go through a lot even when the weather is good all the time.

Halcyon said...

Don't forget, alot of those bucket trucks are also coming from Mississippi. :)

I've seen caravans of them heading your way on I-55.

teahouse said...

Yes, hopefully this will be the last of it for a while!

I don't remember there being so many scary hurricanes like this when I was a kid growing up in south La. It seems they've gotten bigger and badder.

Anonymous said...

We are close to neighbors who have been without any power or services since we were hit by Hurricane Ike. And it looks like nothing is going to get better. Schools are still closed. Things are a mess.

I like your photograph a lot.

I published a post about squirrels and other animals and some of the problems they have. I hope you can take the time to read it. That animals suffer and we do not seem to notice seems so sad. Look at my Dances on Sunshine

Columbo said...

Hopefully all the power with be restored soon in New Orleans. I feel so sorry for all the people that just got hit by IKE. What a mess. Keep the shots coming Steve, we enjoy.

Wanda said...

Yes, they deserve our praise, and fly that flag high.

Barbara Rahal said...

I hope things are going bacvk to normal and that you guys dont suffer such terrible weather hits!

photowannabe said...

Bravo to them too. Its nice to say thanks to a job that gets more complaints than compliments.