When I last posted, it looked pretty definite that power was coming this way. It may still be heading in our direction, but now we’re not so sure when it will actually get here, and if it will happen in our lifetime.
The poles that were put in between here and San Antonio have gone as far as they’re going for now, so we’re not getting it from that direction, although it’s now less than a mile away from here on the San Antonio Road.
From 7 Miles, they’ve chopped and put survey markers for the poles in all the way to the Junction, but other than that, we haven’t seen any activity in a couple of weeks. Poles have been erected on the side of the road to within about a half mile of 7 Miles, but no more poles have been dropped. It would seem that they’ve done enough work that the power company should at least erect the poles the rest of the way into 7 Miles and string the wire from Maya Ranch at Mile 5, but we haven’t heard anything about when that might happen, and we have no idea if poles and wire for the two miles to the Junction will ever appear.
We should know soon, however, since the General Election was held on Thursday, and the party that had been in power for the last 10 years was ousted, and the other major party is in, which means Belize has a new UDP Prime Minister and a bunch of new area representatives. Whether this administration will finish what the previous administration started is anyone’s guess, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed.