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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Perfect!

7:47 am - Saturday - 31 F degrees, 78% humidity, wind 3 mph from SSE, projected high 70 F degrees.....sunny, cloudless......we're in that part of the year when we have 40 degree temperature swings between the highs and lows.

The park population surged Friday from a low of 83 sites occupied to 117....probably the last weekend it will get over 100.   Since it was Friday the office/store hours go back to 8 am to 10 pm, which means, by default, our hours change to 2 pm to 10:30 pm, however, since it was sooo quiet, we opted to report to work (with Victor's permission) at 3 pm, giving us extra time to laze around, which we did.  We'll most likely cut our hours back to about 6 to 6.5 from this point on, and will be going to days again very soon.

Beginning October 1st we will begin to shut down Sections A and E, with F following shortly thereafter.  We are in a brief warming trend where we will see temps in the high 70's for a few days, then they head back into the 60's and 50's for the foreseeable future with the overnight lows hovering the low 30's and high 20's.

We reported for work just before 3 pm, and it was immediately obvious we would not be open until 10 pm.  I spent the first couple of hours doing more organizing/cleaning in the maintenance yard before being called to pump propane a couple of times, and deliver a firepit, otherwise my two way radio was very, very quiet.  I ran my site checks round identifying a few issues for TLE to reconcile, and then I was out of things to do.  We decided pretty quickly we would close at 9 pm instead of 10 pm, leaving Victor to handle any last minute emergencies that might arise up to 10 pm.  

We were home by 9:20 pm having worked just 6 hours.....perfect!  On a side note, we are still looking for more workampers for the 2017 summer season.  We've been authorized to hire up to 25 workampers, and we currently have around 15 who have committed to work next summer.  If you are interested please contact me at chockwald@gmail.com!

Thanks for stopping by!

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