Tuesday began with the housekeeping cart breaking down (a shackle on the left front leaf spring broke), so we had to immediately get it jacked up and fixed.....those toilets must be cleaned! Gordy did a great job of getting it fixed in short order.
When clocking in I noticed our new pancake compressor had arrived so I took it out to install.....our 'air station' has been out of order since we arrived April 30th. It should have been as easy as just plugging it into the electrical outlet, and connecting the air hose, but it wasn't.....of course. We provide two air hoses for our customers to use in inflating tires and/or beach toys, and one of them had a leaky valve so I had to turn everything off to disconnect the bad hose......sounds simple, but it is not. We don't use quick connects on the hoses as they tend to disappear, so I had to remove the threaded connections and find a threaded plug. Again, seemed simple, but when I removed the old fitting the nipple came with it and I could not remove it from the pipe fitting so I had to make a few trips to the maintenance yard to find replacements. When that was finally done I turned everything on again and watched the pressure slowly climb, but then the compressor would never shut off.....not a good thing. I finally found another leak, got that fixed and finally.....two hours later.....the air station was once again operational!
For whatever reason I felt like I was working under water all day......late morning Robert asked me to finish sorting our recycling center back in the maintenance yard.....we had a guy working here last year who loved doing that, but he is no longer working here, so it fell to me this day......we recycle plastic, aluminum and glass and every few weeks we haul it into the recycling center after sorting everything and get $75-$100. Like anywhere some customers think that any trash can go in the designated recycling bins so you find candy wrappers, tin cans (not aluminum), diapers (yuk) and every imaginable thing that is not being recycled.....all that stuff must be weeded out before we take it to the recycling center. Only clear plastic is accepted for recycling here in SLT so all the milk bottles must be weeded out, too. Needless to say it is a messy, filthy job which gets spread around.....Tuesday it was my turn.
That brought me up to lunch, and I fully intended to be off work by 3:15 as I as closing in too rapidly on 80 hours for the two week pay period, but we had a couple of electrical problems in Section 'F' so I assisted Adam (maintenance manager) in replacing 30 amp breakers at two sites as well as one 30 amp receptacle.....before I knew it 4 pm had arrived and it was really time to clock out.
Something about the hotter temps that kind of takes it out of me, and by 4 pm I felt whipped. I joined TLE in the walk home where we changed out of our work clothes and then sat outside in the shade relaxing before turning on the BBQ to grill some pollo asado Claude brought home. Claude spent the day driving around Lake Tahoe and having lunch at what used to be Incline Trailer Park (back in the 50's).....it is now a public park with the same amazing view I grew up appreciating....