Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Lights for all

Over the last few months I have mentioned the National Rural Electrification Program, Lights For All, time and again. Getting the power line in was a very traumatic experience because it required cutting many newly planted trees, as well as losing an untold number of older trees in the 15 meter swath required for construction of the line. Yesterday, the electrical company, CELPA, made the secondary connection between the power line and the Bosque reception center. It may be a few days yet before we turn a light on because I need to have the place wired first. But in the meanwhile, I get a kick out of seeing the new meter in take-off position. Looking at that string of 0000000s reminds me of getting a new car with the odometer still set at zero.

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