Thursday, June 27, 2019

Horsing around......

6:49 am - Thursday - June 27th - Ramona, CA - 55° F, 93% humidity, wind - CALM......sunny this morning with a forecast high of 81° F......the view this morning.......↴

Wednesday the power was turned off in the upper part of the park, which includes the pool, and Red Barn, so they were both closed for the day while our electricians continued the transition from the old power system to the new.  So, what to do for the day?  Well, I've had this project in the back of my mind for about 3 weeks now....rework the horseshoe pits.  The dirt in all four of the horseshoe pits was shallow, and hard causing the thrown horseshoes to bounce out of the pit.  The pins were also pounded in too deep.....they only stood about 6" above the pit, and they needed to be at least 12".  Additionally, the colors of the horseshoes were indistinguishable one from another....there should be two distinct sets.  Finally, the rubber mats in front of the pits were no longer flush with the ground......

 Pin in forefront raised up to 12 ", and the dirt is now
 soft, and about 4" deep

 Rubber mats.....before......

....and after.....

 Two complete sets of horseshoes now painted

.....I first removed the pin in each pit....they are about 36" long, then loosened the dirt with a pick, raking it level with a rock rake, then pounded the three foot long pins back into the ground leaving just 12" showing above the pit.  I next fixed the rubber mats so they now lie flush with the pit, and then spray painted the two sets of horseshoes green, and orange.

All of this took me from 9:30 am to about 2 pm to accomplish, but now the horseshoe pits look much better....they look like somebody cares.  I spent the last two hours repairing the wire fencing around the mini golf course, and blowing the ever present eucalyptus leaves off of each hole.  From there I took the Stihl hand blower and cleared the leaves, gravel and dirt off of Maple Street once again (runs from the Red Barn down to Oak Street).  All that took me right to 4 pm.....time to head home.  

One of our long time employees, Linda, had given notice last week, so TLE will be by herself in the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays meaning, for the foreseeable future, she will have to stay until 5 pm on those days to close the office.  By the time I finished showering, and putting away my tools for the evening she was home, and another day at RORVR* was in the books.

Thanks for stopping by!

*RORVR = Ramona Oaks RV Resort

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1 comment:

  1. Nice job on the horseshoe pits. I believe it is important that all games/activities in parks need to look just like that. Like someone cares. :)
    Too bad about TLE's extra hours for now, hopefully someone will be hired to help during the busy season.


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