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Saturday, July 9, 2016

"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign....

.....blockin' out the scenery breakin' my mind. Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?".  This refrain from the 1971 song entitled 'Signs' by The Five Man Electrical Band would gain special significance for me during my Friday shift......read on.

Friday was another 100+ arrival day, and Friday was about as good as it gets for me.  As bad as Wednesday was Friday was its complete opposite.  My morning rounds went smoothly, and by 10 am I was making small repairs around the park when I came across a site post in one of the tent spots that someone had backed over and broken off at ground level.....  

Broken site post

......most of the time we can just dig a new hole and insert the old post, but this one was now too short, so I drove back to the maintenance yard to find a suitable 4 x 4 post to cut to length, paint and then install the number plate and site tag clip from the old post......

 Finished product

......I think it came out quite well what do you think?  Just about the time I finished packing the dirt around the new post I got a call from TLE to come to the office, so I dutifully drove over to the office/store to see what was up.....she was acting mysteriously so I wasn't sure if I was in trouble, or what.

Back in May one of our long time customers sent an e-mail to Robert asking if we might be interested in some street signs he had recovered from a mall he had torn down.  Robert gave me the e-mail and asked me to contact the customer to see what he had.  After exchanging several e-mails I decided most of what he had we could use here at TVC.  He was slated to arrive here in July, so I kind of put the signs on the back burner and forgot about them.  Well, the customer had arrived and that is why I was summoned to the office.  He took me out to his pickup where he unveiled a treasure trove of signs......8 "STOP" signs, 6 pedestrian signs, 6 "DO NOT ENTER" signs, numerous "ONE WAY" signs, "NO STOPPING AT ANY TIME" signs, etcetera, etcetera.  It was way better than I thought!

I spent the better part of the rest of the day hanging the new signs.......




........with a supply 8 stop signs I could finally realize a dream I have had for 3 summers now......move our portable stop sign out into the street, and install a permanent sign in its place......

.....and then the crush began......RV's began arriving three and four at a time and soon I was sending them directly to their sites as the line was back around the trolley shed a couple of times.....by the time the smoke cleared it was 4 pm and time to hand off the baton to the night shift and head for the barn.

Friday was a day to remember.....everyone did their job....everyone showed up for their shift on time, and the number of unhappy customers was almost non-existent. 

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