It seems that I must try and curb my cynical tendencies. I walked up to the top of my land a short time ago to see if there were any signs of what the man with the fluorescent jacket was up to earlier on. And this is what I found.
The arrow shows the workmen who will eventually come the job’s exact location and the stake precisely where the hole has to be dug to locate the empty plastic tube (‘gaine’) in the now-filled-in trench, marked with a line of greyish stones, coming in from the right in the second shot above.
The next shot is a view from that position back up in the direction from which the trench comes, from Enedis’s connection box (‘coffre’), which can be seen on the other side of the road, just beyond a telegraph pole about 80 metres or so away.
And this is the ‘coffre’ in question.
So maybe, in spite of my cynicism, the job of connecting me up to electricity is closer than I think to being done. Or maybe this is the result of the efforts by SDE24 to push things along and get cable into the ‘gaine’, and once that’s done there’ll then be another long wait for Enedis to actually connect up the cable at each end. I’m afraid I know what I think is the most likely – but then again, that could just be my old cynicism coming out again 😐