Monday, August 13, 2012

Unexpected

When the crew came in Saturday morning, they were greeted by this.


That is the power lines that run just outside the maintenance barn. The power lines running into the barn were burning. We don't know exactly what happened, but the barn and the irrigation pumphouse had no power.
DTE came out quickly and started the repair.

By Saturday afternoon, the power was back on. This enabled us to find out that neither the irrigation pumps, nor the irrigation computer were working. After some sleuthing and guess work, we got the pumps back on, but the irrigation computer had lost it's hard drive. Thanks to a service agreement with Toro Irrigation, a new computer will be here on Tuesday morning.

For those of you wondering why the weather station is not reporting to Wunderground.com, it downloads all of it's data into the irrigation computer. The data is still there, it is just not getting sent to the internet. It should be back up and working soon.

Thankfully, no one was hurt and we got almost 1.5 inches of rain over the last couple of days, so things should be okay.



2 comments:

Brian Kuehn said...

I have missed your weather station readings. We live only a mile or so from Leslie and it is nice to get an accurate local reading in the morning. Hope you get it back on line soon.

Scott Spooner said...

I got the computer up and running yesterday, but had some trouble getting the weather station back up. I just got that part done, so enjoy!