Wednesday, August 01, 2012

CFE trimming trees

CFE (Mexico electric company) is responsible for keeping their main lines free of invading trees but also their lines to your house. The neighboring vacant lot has an old Mango tree that needs to be trimmed every couple years to keep my lines free as well as the transformer on the pole my lines come from. A good wind could have taken out my power along with the neighborhood in this case. This tree is actually on the lot line so partially in the street. Not sure what their attitude would be if the tree was 5-10 feet inside the property.

Last time they were here was two years ago so I knew this was their job ... but the new girl at the desk in Cihuatlan told me it was not their responsibility. I told her they had done it twice before at my request so she checked with the back office and scheduled a crew for this week. This tree has been a shady spot for neighbors to congregate so I kinda hated to do it but preferred to have my power more than a bit of comfort for neighbors. Looks kinda ugly but will green up in a month. We put all the cuttings in a burn pile and salvaged a number of mangoes that fell.

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The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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