Tuesday, August 23, 2016


9:51 am - Tuesday - Went to bed about 12:30 am this morning, and didn't get out of bed until 9:15 am this morning......I needed that!  Slept like a brick, as they say.  Clear blue, sunny skies once again.

We are officially down to 38% occupancy as of Monday morning....wow....these are like mid June numbers.  We had 13 arrivals on Monday, and an equal number of departures.  TVC feels like a tomb compared to the prior 7 weeks.

I spent time installing new hydraulic disc brakes on TLE's Cannondale F600.....like mine, her original disc brakes were just worn out so I bought her new brake levers, calipers and rotors.  I found out while removing her rear rotor that part of her problem had been a somewhat warped rotor, which made it almost impossible to adjust her rear brake.  Well, now she has 'new' everything and should be good to go for another 10 years.

The weather finally changed Monday morning......we had heavy cloud cover all day Monday, a lot of thunder late afternoon, and finally actual rain for about 15 minutes around 6 pm!  Our first rain, although probably not measurable, since mid June.  While brief, it was enough to settle the dust.

We reported for work at 3:25 pm, and were immediately swept into the boredom vortex that has gripped TVC for the past week.  As I drove around the park I was startled at how empty it looks.......

......usually you cannot see that far down this row in Section G!  Of course, there are always things that need to be done, but get put off in favor of more important things when we are super busy, so I grabbed a broom and headed out back to sweep off the tether ball courts (big round concrete slabs) and all of the concrete around the office/store.....that kept me busy for a couple of hours.....I was eventually chased inside briefly by the rain.

I don't know if I have ever put a picture of our very nice pool area in the blog, so here is an evening picture for your viewing pleasure...... 

.......pretty clear, huh?  The pool closes each night at 8 pm, and then I check the chlorine and PH levels and adjust either, or both as necessary.  Johhny, our day time pool guys does most of the heavy lifting every morning cleaning the filters, backflushing the filtration system, adjusting the chlorine and PH levels, sweeping, etc.  After I check the pool I add water as needed.....this night I needed to add no water as the pool had hardly been used due to the cloud cover, and cool temperatures all day.

Another thing I enjoy when we are not so busy is being able to stop and talk with our long term customers (those who are here all summer).  They are kind of a sounding board for me.....I get a feel for what is going on in the park during the day when I am not on duty, and respond to their concerns as needed.  Many of these folks have spending their summers here at TVC for 20-30 years!  They are all very interesting people, and I love how much they love TVC, and care about the park.

Once again we clocked out around 11 pm as there was nothing else to do.  We've been averaging 7 hours a night the past week, or so, and it is actually nice to get home early. We haven't had a call on the Ranger Phone for 2 weeks......sweet!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What are the rates at your park if you spend the entire summer there?

  2. About $1,000/month for full hookups. If you pay the entire summer at once you can get a 10% discount.