Our Amazon Affiliate Link

Friday, July 8, 2016

Buried......

We have been looking at this ditch between site 427 and 429 for a couple of weeks now, and Thursday it was time to turn off the power, disconnect the new 50 amp cable, put it in a conduit, pull the cable up through the bottom of each pedestal, reconnect at both ends, and bury it...........

Before.....

.....I had arranged with Adam and Alex to meet me at my site Thursday morning about 9 am so we could finish what we started over two weeks ago.  I notified the few customers whose power we had to turn off to complete the task advising it would take about an hour......in fact, within 25 minutes the three of us had managed to erase the work zone.......

 After!

......the ditch is gone, the cable buried and power is restored once again!  We'll give the earth in the ditch a little time to settle, which will involve wetting it down over the next week, before we begin renting out this site once again.

A few days ago a customer (Dan), who has become a friend, asked me if I wanted the turf he had in his site after he headed back home......he didn't want to haul it home.  It weighs about 200 lbs., and is about 300 square feet of expensive artificial turf used on football and soccer fields.  Adam helped me move it to my site, and this Sunday when TLE and I are off we will open it up and cut it to fit our site.......



I spent the rest of my day doing my job....interacting with customers, helping a few into their sites, watching the entrance when it got congested, fixing a few things, and at the end of the day washing the dust of a few days off the Ranger cart.....it was, indeed, a good day.

We received tragic news of the passing of a good friend, Sandra Katora.  She was the same age as my sister Jill, and they became friends at summer camp in 1966, the same year I met Sandra.  She was an amazing woman, and mother....her passing was totally unexpected....

Left to right: Sandra Kotora, Jill (my sister), moi, and Rika Nilson...from our college days....1969, or 1970.

......just another reminder at how fragile life is, and how important it is to live every day to the fullest.....you just don't know when your number will be called....RIP Sandra!

A few weeks ago serendipity struck once again......one of our customers, David (pictured below) severely cut his left index finger almost severing the tendon (90% cut) requiring he and his wife, Linda, to extend their stay so he could have micro surgery to repair the tendon.  Through this experience we became friends.  I helped him move his 36' Class A motorhome a couple of times as TLE found them sites to extend their stay.  Ultimately they ended up in a site directly behind us.  Last evening they asked if they could treat us to dinner at Sonney's BBQ, and, of course, we said 'Yes!'.  Around 5 pm we rode over to Sonney's in their car for a wonderful dinner of conversation and baby back ribs......

Left to right: Moi, David, Linda, TLE

......David and Linda are from South Carolina, and are on a 6 month odyssey exploring the Western U.S.  They are our kind of folks......we can sit talking about any subject for hours.....it feels as if we have known them for years.  We are a little sad they will be leaving us Friday, but their journey must continue now that David has been cleared to drive once again.  Safe travels David and Linda.....we'll see you on the east coast in 2017!

Thanks for stopping by!

No comments:

Post a Comment