Monday, October 26, 2020

Hedging my bets.......

 7:57 am - Monday - October 26th - Seal Rock, OR - 37° F, 41% humidity, wind 10 mph out of the east.....clear, blue, chilly skies today with a forecast high of 54° F.  On this date in 2013 we were in Odgen, UT at Rooster's Brewing Company for lunch.......↴


I have been wanting for some time to trim down the hedges that border our site between the Newell and our ocean view to expand same.  Sunday Terry surprised me by assigning me just that task.  A few weeks ago Bill (the owner) did a walk around the park with Terry and Greg, and one of the things he stressed was improving the individual ocean views from each site as much as possible, and Terry has been working toward that goal since then.  I spent my entire 2 hour shift doing just that for our site.  One of the largest hedges is right in front of the firepit, and pretty much used to obstruct our view of the ocean when sitting by the fire.....no more.......


......next up was the hedge just to the right (center of picture below), which I cut almost to the ground......


......then the hedge that runs the length of our 'Lido Deck'......I cut that one down a good 24 inches......


....next up was the hedge directly behind the Newell, which not only had to be lowered about 2 feet, but cut back from the rear of the coach so I can more easily access the radiator.....

......and finally the hedge in the rear of the site to the driver's side of the Newell....site A-2.....

.....by the time I finished with site A-2 it was almost 12 pm.  As I was gathering my equipment together Terry returned with the golf cart to haul it back to the landscape shed for me, and I was done.....I didn't even have to leave my site.

The long Stihl pole hedge trimmer I used for this job is quite heavy, especially when you extend it out as far from your body as possible to get to those parts of the hedge the furthest from where you are standing.  By 12 pm my arms and shoulders were screaming "NO MORE!"..... 

.....TLE went to  work her 2-4 pm shift a couple of hours later, and I had the place to  myself.  I watched the final round of the current PGA tournament (ZOZO Championship) until well after TLE returned home from her shift.  Of course there were a couple of naps thrown in for good measure.  The skies remained clear all day long, and as a result we had another amazing sunset......




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2 comments:

  1. Good to see you blogging, again, Clarke! Safe travels!

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    1. Haven't really missed more than a day blogging since October of 2012.

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