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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Desert View - Day 123 - T minus 3

5:54 am - Tuesday - March 13th - Grand Canyon - 40º F, 80% humidity, wind - CALM....forecast for today is partly cloudy with a high of 58º F.

As we continue to edge further into 'Spring Break' season the days continue to get busier at the General Store.  When we unlocked the doors Monday morning there were 7 people waiting to come into the store.....that's a first!  I think part of the reason for the congregation at the door was that the fog had rolled into the Grand Canyon around 7:30 am and you could hardly see the Watchtower from the store, let alone get a view of the canyon, so people were looking for something to do until the fog lifted.

Because it had rained on Sunday the store floor was in serious need of a good wet mopping....there were footprints everywhere from people walking in with wet shoe soles!  Due to the early rush of people into the store I was not able to finish mopping until almost 10:30.  My cash deposit for my 5 hour shift came to $297 and change, and TLE reported dropping just under $900.....yup, that's a busy day.

Since I did no work on organizing the trailer on Sunday I to finish that chore Monday afternoon after work.  By the time I had my lunch eaten and short nap in the bank it was after 2 pm, but I knew I could finish well before TLE came home.  I, indeed, finished with the trailer interior a little after 4 pm, and it is now ready for us to move the artificial turf inside Tuesday afternoon when TLE comes home from work.

I next moved the picnic table, and Sea-B-Que off the artificial turf so I could fold fold it in half to allow the underside to begin drying out......when I get home from work Tuesday I'll flip it over the other way to get the other half of the underside dry.  Then it is just a matter of folding it up and dragging it to the back of the trailer and then inside through the rear door.  We'll insert the VW first thing Friday morning and then be on our way south to warmer climes.

TLE didn't get home until almost 6 pm as there was a flood of customers into the store just before our 5 pm closing time.  By the time they all finished paying for their purchases it was almost 5:30.  Just after she got home I lit the Sea-B-Que so I could grill a couple of filets we bought when we were in Flagstaff last Friday.  TLE provided sides of asparagus and mashed potatoes and a glass of Pinot Noir for good measure.

Well, here we are......just two more days of work (Tuesday and Wednesday), one more day of getting the Newell road worthy, and we are off Friday morning!

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