Friday, June 7, 2019

Ash and Pine......

7:54 am - Friday - June 7th - Ramona, CA - 60° F, 88% humidity, wind 1 mph out of the south by southwest.......marine layer this morning with a forecast high of 81° F.....the view this morning......↴

After opening the storage yard, Red Barn, and pool I retrieved the Stihl hand blower and headed up to Ash Street (see map below) to blow leaves, dirt and gravel off the entire length of the street.  This has been on the 'to do' list for a couple of weeks now and  thought I could knock out Ash Street by lunch, and hopefully Pine Street in the afternoon..... is boring, tedious work, but with the aid of my blue tooth hearing protection I listened to some tunes while I worked at clearing each of theses streets of a winter's worth of detritus.

By 4 pm I had finished 98% of Pine Street, and all of Ash Street (I call it the pool road).  All that remains now is to clean Oak Street from the kiosk up to the storage yard, and then Peppertree Street, which is relatively short.  To be fair, between Alika and I, we have done about 30% of Oak Street already.

 The view from the water tower Thursday.....
 .....looking down on Peppertree Street.....
 ....there's the Stihl hand blower

On Thursday's TLE works until 5 pm as she is the only one in the office in the afternoon, so I head home at 4 pm to take a shower, and then return to pick her up is she decides not to walk home.  After I took my shoes and socks off I was a little startled at how dirty my legs were.  The following picture is not for the faint of heart, so just scroll past it if that applies to you.....

The result of blowing dirt of roads for 6 hours

.....TLE decided to be picked up from the office at 5 pm, and I was back down there just before that time to give her a ride home.  We sat outside for about 90 minutes relaxing and enjoying the early evening before I lit the Sea-B-Que to grill a couple of Ahi (tuna) steaks.  I grilled them for about 3 minutes per side to get a good sear, but leave them a little 'pink' in the middle.  They came out perfectly.....I'm still thinking about how good those Ahi steaks were as I write this morning!

We watched a few recorded shows ('The Amazing Race', 'Elementary', and 'Alone') before heading off to bed about 11 pm....since we don't have to be at work on Fridays until 12:30 pm we usually stay up a tiny bit later on Thursday nights.

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1 comment:

  1. Holy cow you were dirty.....thank goodness a shower can take care of that!


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