Hip Hip Hooray! Back on Line with My Laptop

We have power.  4.41 p.m.

There were at least two PG&E crews in the village mid-afternoon, one on HIKI CT. (yes I know how to spell it–Siri ‘corrected’ my typing earlier this afternoon–see previous post) and the other on Olo Win Trail, the upper end.

The crew on Olo Win Trail is most like the crew that repaired the power to the original 187 homes that were out this morning at 8 a.m.  Apparently it was a tree branch that had fallen on the line.  A green (not dead) tree branch.

There, at 3.30-ish, was a single truck at the Hiki Ct. location.  He was on his computer system searching for available crews.  Please note from the photos below that these are GREEN trees, not dead trees.

Hiki Court, 3:49 p.m.

Hiki Court

Hiki Ct., 3.45 p.m.The address on this house appears to be 20850 Hiki Court.

Hiki Ct., 3.50 p.m.Olo Win Trail, 4.04 p.m.Olo Win Trail, 4.04 p.m.

Olo Win Trail at Lama Hisum Road, affectionately called G Lee’s creek.

I want to give a shout out to Matt Bruggeman, who, along with his brave partner Dustin, checked out an overflow onto our property from the location of two of the water tanks belonging to the Mi Wuk Heights Mutual Water Company.  They made a few corrections up by the tanks as well as on our property (which wasn’t necessary but very nice!!).

What a day!  And snow is due mid-next-week.



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    As usual, thanks for your “ace reporter” work efforts.

    I received the PG&E telephone notification for MiWuk this morning, while coincidentally, power was out at my primary residence in Concord!

    1. Blythe

      Lucky you! I told the guy in the PG&E truck, when I was nosing around, that I’m sort of the channel 10 news team getting information for our news ‘outlet’. He laughed and understood. ~Blythe

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    Thanks Blythe—don’t worry about your spelling, though I did chuckle! We appreciate you and Russ being out there trying to keep us informed! Thanks to PGE for their hard work too! It’s just life in the mountains!
    Jim McDonald

    1. Blythe

      Definitely a huge shout out THANKS to PG&E for coming out in the rain and wind and doing their job. It’s definitely appreciated! ~Blythe

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    Thanks Blythe and Russ for being the roving reporters for our community. I remember my years working for PG&E (38) and the Winter storm season could be quite a challenge for the field crews as well as the Customer Service Reps taking the phone calls. The customers are the eyes and ears for reporting any situation that may contribute to a power outage and in turn helps the Field Techs find the problem faster resulting in power being restored faster. Keep up the great work!

    1. Blythe

      Thanks for your insight Karen. I like the terminology as well. The community is also my extra eyes and ears. ~Blythe

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    Hello and thanks so much for the update. I was curious about the weather in Mi Wuk and my search for information lead me to your post. So great to have some local news and photos! It is the next best thing to being there! Happy 2017

    1. Blythe

      Carolyn, be sure to subscribe to the blog so you’ll always get emails re announcements posted to the blog. They’re usually weather or tree related and sometimes local activities. ~Blythe

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