Thursday, May 2, 2019

Work, actually......

6:59 am - Thursday - May 2nd - Ramona, CA - 54° F, 80% humidity, wind - CALM.....overcast this morning with sun later....forecast high is 70° F.  The view this morning.......↴


While Sunday was basically an orientation day, Wednesday was the first day of actual work, and work we did.  In the morning we (Rich and I) checked the water level in the water tank, and turned on the pumps to add 2,500 gallons.  Next we went through the pool opening ritual checking the PH and chlorine levels in the pool and Jacuzzi.   Rich gave me a tour of the 'Pool Party' room which includes a kitchen, tables, chairs, etc.  This room can be rented.

One of the rental cabins has propane heating (Suburban heater just like ours), and the vent which exhausts carbon dioxide and brings in fresh air to the combustion chamber had been filled with acorns by an industrious woodpecker.  We had to remove the exhaust cover and using a shopvac sucked out all of the acorns.....there were about 30.   Another one of the 4 rental cabins needed some new blinds installed on the bedroom window, and a new toilet tank valve and flapper as the old valve was causing the toilet to 'run' continually.  I took care of the toilet repair, while Rich attended to the installation of the new window blinds.  By the time we finished with the cabin it as time for lunch.

TLE and I left for lunch around 12:20 pm, and returned to the office right at 12:50 pm.  I spent the rest of the afternoon trimming weeds around the pool perimeter fence, and along the slope surrounding the pool on two sides.  Once the hill was trimmed I moved inside the pool fence to pull weeds around the pool, and then sweep up the weeds, and debris left over from the weed trimming outside the fence.  I finished that task just as the clock struck 4 pm.....the end of my 7 hour work day.

So, here is how our schedule will work.  We will work 7 hours per day (up to 8 if we wish) four days a week, and just 5 hours on Sundays for a minimum of 33 hours per week.  That is perfect for me as last summer when I was working 8 hours per day, 5 days per week I always ran out of gas after 7 hours.  On the days when we are assigned to 'Close' we will add ½ hour to our time card for that day.  The 'Close' assignment involves locking the pool/Jacuzzi gates, and checking all the restrooms to be sure they are in good condition for the evening.  This is done around 8 pm on the days when we close at 8 pm, and 9:30 pm on the weekends.

We now have a golf cart at our disposal for the days we work, and will be parking it at our site each night to recharge Wednesday evening through Saturday evening.  At the end of work on Sundays we will return the cart at  2 pm to the office area since we will not be working on Mondays and Tuesdays, and will pick it up again Wednesday mornings.

We watched Survivor and The Amazing Race before hitting the sack around 10 pm.  I haven't been right this season about who would be sent home at 'Tribal Council' on Survivor one time this year, and my streak continued Wednesday.

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