Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Desert View - Day 96 - "Anything different is good....."


7:11 am - Wednesday - February 14th - Grand Canyon - 30º F, 27% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the north by northwest.....partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 47º F.

So, after days of the same ol' same ol' Tuesday began with something different.....snow on the ground!  Not a lot of snow, but snow, nonetheless......

From Ground Hog Day

As I began my walk to work once again around 7:15 am the skies where clearing, the road was icy, and the breeze quickly numbed my face.......

.....the road was so icy I decided at the last minute to take the trail through the woods where there was just snow, and no ice......

......I arrived at work about 5 minutes early, and was quickly into my 6th day of work in a row......finally our 'Friday' had arrived.  After turning on the lights, counting in my cash drawer, and taking temperatures from the coolers/freezers I began to wet mop the retail side of the store.  By 8:30 I was finished and ready for the day, which never seemed to get going......I finished my 5 hour shift depositing just $27 in cash, and turning in 3 credit card that is REALLY slow!  

Ironically, the time seemed to pass pretty quickly in spite of the very low foot traffic.  No doubt the snow on the ground, and the icy conditions kept many people in their hotels until late in the morning.  Most of our daily visitors come from the South Rim Village where, on this day, they had a snow accumulation of several inches.  We are the last stop on the way out of the park so we generally begin to see an increase in visitors around noontime, which is, coincidentally when I am getting ready to walk home.  TLE reported she dropped a little over $200.

I spent the afternoon watching the Winter Olympics (curling, cross country skiing, women's hockey), and when TLE came home (with a pizza by the way to which she added some anchovies for moi) we moved on to the men's half pipe finals which was crazy!  There were three guys posting scores over 90 and as the third and final run began found Shaun White behind by a point (94.25 to 93.25).  He had the 12th and last run of the 3rd round, so he had to come from behind to win the gold.....his final run netted him a 97.25!  It was a dramatic ending for the 31 year old Shaun White who failed to garner even one medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.....

......and redeemed his legacy.

I was in bed by 10:30......late for me as I am usually in bed by 9:30 since I get up at 5:30 am each work day....thanks for stopping by!

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1 comment:

  1. Be careful walking on those icy roads! That is the worse part of winter to me.