Into the storm

It hasn’t been easy for the out-of-state electric grid linemen who’ve poured into the Hurricane Sandy areas to get power back. What’s happening to people who still don’t have power in the northeast is a horrible mess, but it’s not the fault of people who have left their home and families to try to do something about it.

People like the ones from Minnesota, for example.

Some linemen have come from as far away as Arkansas and Arizona to help out.

But sometimes people are what people are. In Bridgeport last week, people started throwing eggs at linemen after the city’s mayor complained the city wasn’t getting the attention it deserved from the utility.

My nephew has been dispatched to Connecticut to help out and maybe he’s felt a little of the angst of customers. When he posted this on Facebook yesterday, he noted “at least some people love us.