Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Things I See

This how we have internet service in our house. I mentioned we have a 75 foot high tower and the storm last week had knocked our antenna out of position. The only way to fix this is to physically climb the tower and reposition the receiver while some one inside watches to let you know when you have it positioned correctly to get the signal.

It involves a lot of yelling.

You can see the technician climbing our tower.



Hanging on during a brisk wind!




He made it to the top.



Starting back down.


Believe it or not, this is a very common sight here.

28 comments:

John_n_Tascha_Piatt said...

WOW - WOW - not a job for me :) but glad some people do it!

Betty said...

Not the kind of job I´d want. Good thing it works again!

Liz said...

Good grief!

Debbie said...

Oh my word. You could not pay me enough to do that.

Brenda said...

Those things are SO crazy, but I know they do stuff like that all the time.

Harry said...

You really do lead an interesting life. I may steal some of your stories and make them my own, just to make myself seem more interesting.







OK, so I probably won't, but I may continue thinking about it.

Glenn Bartley said...

Yowza, that must be fun/scary!

Jientje said...

Oh my God!!! Ewww!
But I'm glad you're on the Internet now.
Nice meeting you!

Nina in Portugal said...

That makes my feet tingle!

About the article...you are always welcome to use them in any way you'd like. Glad you enjoyed it.

Pat said...

WOW---and they think telephone poles at tall int he states!!

Bet your Jayde could scale that thing in no time!!

Great you got your service back up!!

Kathy said...

I'm not normally afraid of heights, but I'm pretty sure it would take a LOT of money to get me to go up there!!!

Most Rev. Gregori said...

That is one thing you could never get me to do. Any thing above 10 feet is too high for me.

Joy said...

Now that is scary. How much do they charge to climb that for you?

Gringo said...

I've been to the top of a drilling rig a number of times, but it was a lot more solid than that tower. That would scare me.

Lady Glamis said...

Oh, wow, someone risking his life so we can keep in touch. How very kind!!! Tell him thanks!

The Localmalcontent said...

You be extra careful up there, JMom!

Z said...

When I read the first caption, I thought "WHERE is the technician? There isn't anyoe on that tower"..then ...OH, my GOSH!
BETTER HIM THAN US, eh?!!

Pam said...

Whoa Nelly! I didn't realize!

~K~ said...

Scary!

Bonnie said...

Wow, that's amazing. I love the picture and quote on your header, beautiful! Thanks for visiting.

The Hermit said...

He's a better man than I am. I wouldn't go up that thing.

R Lennon said...

Wow, your tower is higher than mine. Brave guy.

Mrs. C said...

YIKES!

MightyMom said...

WHY does it have to be so tall??

and why the yelling? can't you just call his cell phone and let him know it's good??

Webutante said...

If it depended on me climbing that tower to restore wireless, I'm afraid I would have to give up the internet....No. Way. Ever.

Julie said...

This is common for us too, since we have a 90 meter radio tower. I insist that Hubs wears a harness. One of the town techs was killed last year when he fell off a tower (not ours, another one)!

MK said...

Wow, and no harness. Must have been nerve-wracking, for you to watch.

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Yikes! I hope that guy has great life insurance..lol