Monday, July 30, 2018

Sunday respite.........

6:06 am - Monday - July 30th - Southwest Harbor, ME - 60º F, 94% humidity, wind 1 mph out of the northeast......sunny today with a forecast high of 76º F once again.  Slept with the windows open for the first time in a week as humidity has finally fallen significantly!  I didn't get to sleep until midnight last on to find out why.

After a really hard work day Saturday, Sunday was a blessing.  The complete opposite.  We had 36 sites to clean on Saturday, but only 23 on Sunday. First up, though, was pool duty.  I was at the pool just before 7 am to find Tammy and Alex just walking over from the office.  We did our normal stuff, but on this morning we were also tasked with cleaning all the lounge chairs.  After half a summer of suntan lotions and oils they were getting a little grimy so we attacked them with 'Scrubbing Bubbles' cleaner and Magic Erasers.  I attempted to take a picture to show the contrast between the clean area and the grimy area, but I can't really see the contrast in this picture.....can you?

It was much more obvious in person.  From there we gathered up 24 bundles of wood to restock the woodbox, and then it was off to begin cleaning sites......unlike Saturday when people began leaving the night before, Sunday those departing took their time and we were not able to get as many cleaned by lunch as Saturday.  Since we couldn't clean many sites we turned to the daily trash collection ritual and then it was time for lunch.

After lunch Alex and I cleaned restrooms while Tammy finished the last 7 sites.  She joined us in cleaning the men's restroom at 1 pm, and we finished about 15 minutes to 2 pm.  By 3 pm Tammy and Alex were on their way home, and I had one more hour.  I spent about 40 minutes with my Stihl string trimmer cleaning up a couple of RV sites, and then around the office parking lot.  By that time it was 3:40 and time to put away my trimmer, clean my cart and then insert my time card in the 'time machine' to get my final time stamp of another day.

The sun is now setting at 8 pm so we are closing the pool then, instead of at 8:30 pm as we have the whole summer.  As a result I am now arriving at the pool to begin my night manager duties at 7:30 pm to give the bathers 30 minutes notice.  Everything went smoothly, and by 8 pm I was making my rounds of the park and home in my recliner by 8:30.  About 9:30 pm I received a call from TLE at the office (she has the 2 pm to 10 pm shift on Sundays) advising that an arriving customer was not getting power in site # 21 so I retrieved my golf cart key and drove down there with my circuit tester.  It revealed that there was an 'open neutral' in the 20 amp plug.  There was also a 30 amp plug which was working properly so I drove back to the Newell to retrieve my 30 amp to 20 amp adapter for them to use overnight until we can fix the 20 amp receptacle.  They were very grateful, to say the least.  This is the first time this summer we have had any electrical issues......quite a contrast to TVC where we had multiple daily issues with the electrical wiring, outlets, and breakers.

By the time I got home it was almost 10 pm so I waited up for TLE to come home, and then still wasn't sleepy so I stayed up to 11 pm before I finally went to bed.....just as I was about to drop off I began to become aware of music and loud talking coming in my open window, so I get dressed again and walk down to site # 103, which is right behind us, to remind the folks there that 'quiet hour' began at 10 pm.....they apologized, turned off their music, and I was once again on my way home.  I think I finally fell asleep by I ever going to pay for that Monday!

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds to me that even the 'customers' are nicer than what you ran into at times in TVC


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