Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Back to regular programming.....

7:03 am - Tuesday - December 10th - Ramona, CA - 37° F, 93% humidity, wind - CALM.....clear, chilly, blue skies this morning with a forecast high  today of 67° F.

I was up earlier than normal Monday morning as I needed to drive into Ramona at 7 am to get some 'labs' run in advance of my appointment this Thursday with my cardiologist.  It's been around 6 months since my last appointment, some 7 month since my heart attack, and I am really interested to get Dr. Mulvihill's opinion on my heart's status.  I feel great, so I've got that going for me, right?

I was in and out in 10 minutes, and on my way home.  I noticed that the low fuel light was about to make its presence known, so I pulled into the local Union 76 fuel station to fill up with premium unleaded (92 octane).  Now that we are through that semi annual formula change the price of premium has dropped from a high of $4.09 back to to $3.79, and will probably drop another dime, or so in the near future.....still a buck higher than Arizona, but a nice drop nonetheless.

As I have mentioned once, or twice previously, TLE's work schedule is now from 11 am to 3 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, so I trundled off to work just before 9 am solo.  Tuesday's high was forecast to be in the low 60's so I wore my work shorts, and was happy I did.....it was quite pleasant all day.

We inadvertently ran out of propane in the tanks which supply our Jacuzzi over the weekend, so the pool was closed Monday.  We had called our supplier early last week a delivery, and usually they arrive within 2-3 days, but they never came. Now they are telling us they will not be here for another couple of days.  I performed the pool tests anyway, but was only there a few minutes.  With things still drying out from our weekend deluge there few outdoor tasks available.

I ran up to the mini golf course to see how my work adding, and clearing drains worked, and found all 9 greens devoid of standing water for the first time in weeks, and drying out quickly.  Nice to see my efforts last week worked.  No one used the horseshoe pits, so I found them pretty much as I left them Friday.....just a little damp.

I spent time sweeping gravel off the road along sites 33-42, and then raked some tire ruts out of the gravel in #33, and #42.  There were a few other areas where I swept rocks off the road, and scooped up some mud returning it to its proper off the road location.

A number of the plaques (the plaques have the name of the hole, the hole #, and par listed) at the mini golf course are damaged, or missing.  I have had one in the maintenance building to use as a template to make new plaques for a long time, but did not have a good piece of plywood to use.  I found a 3'x 4' marine grade piece a few days ago, and set it aside to use, so after lunch I began to trace out 9 new plaques, and then, using a Bosch jigsaw, cut them out.  I used my own personal Makita finishing sander to clean up the surface on each plaque, and round off the sharp edges.  Once they were all ready for paint I began surveying our paint supply to determine exactly what colors we have in outdoor paint.  The current plaques are painted in a darker flat green, but we have no dark green paint.  We have some robin egg blue, some sea foam green (very light), some blood red, sky blue, and various shades of gray, and brown.  I'm not sure what I am going to use yet, but I'll get together with Rich to decide.  He is not married to using the same colors again.  On Tuesday I'll survey the posts to which the new plaques will be attached to see which ones are still usable, and which need to replaced, or repaired.


By the time I finished going through all the paint cans it was close to closing time, so I put a few tools away, turned in my 2-way radio, and headed for the barn.  TLE was home a little after 5 pm for a few minutes, but headed back into town to her thrice weekly chiropractic appointment.  The treatments, plus the exercises she is doing are working wonders, and she feels much, much better than she has in a few years.

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