Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Embracing Autumn.......

7:21 am - Tuesday - October 29th - Ramona, CA - 36° F, 70% humidity, wind - CALM.....clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of only 69° F.

The Santa Ana winds returned Monday morning, which precluded me doing much beyond emptying the skimmers of a bucket load of leaves, and then skimming  as many leaves off the surface of the pool as I could with the blowing wind to slow down the introduction of said leaves into the skimmers.  After raking the horseshoe pits I bypassed the mini golf course as there was no point in doing anything there with the windblown eucalyptus leaves blowing everywhere.

I spent time raking up broken branches off site #'s 25 through 32, then returned to the new path I cleared at site #32 down to the creek to finish clearing the brush away from the bench......


.....once the brush was cleared it became evident I would have to take the bench apart to replace the seat portion as it was rotted completely through. Additionally (it's hard to tell from this picture) the bench supports are tilted at a 35° angle making it somewhat difficult to sit on the bench without slipping off the seat and down into the creek.....not quite that bad, but you get my drift, right?  The feet of the bench are sunk in concrete so we'll have pull them out, and reset them so the bench will be level again......

 The seat is rotten, and the bench is very unlevel....

The pond is down about 8' now....we'll need 
some rain to raise the level again!

.....I will need a fresh 2" x 8" plank to make a new seat for the bench, so I wandered up to the storage yard to see if we had any scraps, and found a 2" x 8" plank exactly the correct length!  How cool is that?  Now, all I will need is some green paint to repaint the two boards and reattach them to the re-leveled feet.

I spent some time deploying squirrel bait around the park (we took delivery on two 5 gallon cans of it).  The once overwhelming squirrel population has been noticeably reduced over the last few weeks.  By the time I was finished with that it was time to pick TLE up from the office and head for home.  

With the temp in the mid 70's Monday, and the wind it was very cool, and I ended up wearing my staff hoody sweatshirt most of the day.  The temps for the next two weeks will be mostly in the 60's and 70's with a couple of days in the low 80's, so Autumn weather is finally here to stay.  The overnight temps were forecast to get into the high 30's Monday night, and they did....we are rocking 3 electric heaters this morning (Tuesday).

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1 comment:

  1. 30's.......we are 28 and 29 for about 4 nights, then moving into the 30's.....only 4 working bdays to go and I'll be on my way to Washington state.

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