Friday, June 15, 2018

Our 'Monday'.....

6:18 am - Friday - June 15th - Southwest Harbor, ME - 48º F, 45% humidity, wind 6 mph out of the north by northwest......partly cloudy with mostly blue skies today.  Forecast high is 66º F.

It was back to work on Thursday, which is our 'Monday'.....at least it always feels like Monday to me.  The original weather forecast for Thursday was rain from 1 am to 7 am, but when we awoke it had not yet rained.  It was a very dark, ugly sky, and by 7 am it was raining....at first lightly, and then harder by 7:30 am.  It rained until almost 9:30 am before the skies began to clear.  Meanwhile the show must go on at SDC, so we donned our rain gear and worked through the rain.  One thing we are learning is that the weather forecasts for MDI are rarely accurate, and you must be prepared daily for anything.

Tony and I spent about 40 minutes gathering up the campground effluent for transport to the transfer station.  After making our daily deposit at the transfer station we headed south on SR-102 in the campground truck to Reed's Plumbing to pick up 400' of coiled 1.25" diameter PVC water pipe.  We are running a new water line here at SDC.  Upon our return to SDC Tony and I were drafted to help Todd and Lee lay that new pipe.  Since most of the water lines here run above ground we were able to quickly run the 400' of water line, and were done by 11 am, which is also lunch time.  Of course, there was still work to do......the various lengths of pipe had to be connected and integrated into the water system, and an small hand dug ditch had to be back filled.......that took place after lunch.

I spent the rest of the afternoon working with Todd doing the finish work, which included running a couple of gallons of bleach through the new piping to sanitize it, reconnecting a couple water spigots, and then flushing the bleach out of the new piping.  That took us right up to 4 pm, and quitting time.

I turned on the USGA (U.S. Golf Association) U.S. Open to while away the rest of the afternoon.  This year's U.S. Open is being held at Shinnecok Hills Golf Club on Long Island in New York.  The course appears to be very difficult as only 5 players finished the day under par (1 under par), while the rest of the field had an average score of 76 on a par 70 golf course......that, my friend, is a very difficult golf course!  Many of the world's top players posted scores ranging from 8-10 over par for one round.

The campground is steadily beginning to fill up, and continues to get busier day by day.  Every time three, or four sites vacate 5, or 6 new customers arrive, and you can see the daily population steadily increasing.  In spite of the increase in campground population it continues to be very quiet during the day and at night.  There has been no noise issue since we arrived.....that it has been so quiet has nothing to do with our presence....it is just the nature of the clientele.

I made my nightly walk down to close the pool around 7:15 pm, and was back home after making one run around the campground in the golf cart about 8:15.  We watched a couple of recorded TV programs ('Masterchef' and '24 Hours to Hell and Back'....both Gordon Ramsey productions) and were both in bed by 10 pm.

Thanks for stopping by!

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