There are really not enough words to describe the experiences I had with Four County EMC but I’ll give it a try in this blog post. I didn’t know what to expect on the first day as I am the type of person who is little shy at first till I get to know you…funny that I’m a teacher. Anyways I knew at the end of the first day I was going to have one of the best experiences of my life. A lot of people, including myself, don’t understand everything that goes on to running power to your house. We take flipping that light switch and lights working for granted. I got to learn how power is provided from when the phone call comes in from a member to the power line being connected to the house. Everyone I got to work with was beyond nice and welcoming. I got to climb poles, set poles, dig a trench which is much harder then it looks. I got to go up in the bucket several times to see how it is to work up in the air. And I got to experience how hot it really is in North Carolina in July…let me tell you it is HOTTTT which is why I have a whole new appreciation for the guys who do this job.
During my time at Four County they set up a schedule that would let me experience everything single job that is done behind the scenes. I like to joke I was the most well rounded employee they had, lol. Little did I know they would even let me experience a power outage as a member. One weekend during my time with Four County we had some bad thunderstorms roll through the community in which I live. Long story short a HUGE limb fell on the power line and snapped it. Seeing the fast response to get my power back on made me proud to be a member of Four County. As a teacher I would not be able to experience anything like this without the Kenan program. I can’t wait till the video comes out that documents a little glimpse of my experiences with Four County. Till then here are a few pictures so show some of the stuff I got to do.