Tuesday, September 24, 2019

First day of Autumn.....

7:20 am - Tuesday - September 24th - Ramona, CA - 52° F, 77% humidity, wind 3 mph out of east by northeast.......sunny, clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 91° F.

Monday was the first official day of Autumn, but it has been feeling like Autumn for about a week now.  I was done with the pool by 11:15 am, and on to the horseshoe pits shortly thereafter.  The pits were lightly used over the weekend so I was done with them in 10 minutes, or so.  As I was driving down to the mini golf course I noticed the Red Barn parking lot was covered with pine needles, so I decided on the spot to use my hand blower to clear away the pine needles.  It was a good day for this as a decent breeze was coming out of the west, and really helped propel the pine needles eastward across the parking lot.  With no wind, and using the backpack blower it takes me over an hour to do this parking lot, but with the aid of the wind I had it done in less than 45 minutes.

By the time I finished with the mini golf course it was closing in on 1 pm, and a little past time for lunch.  I like to take lunch no earlier than 12:30 pm because that means I only have 3 hours left to work after lunch.  The shorter the afternoon stretch is the better.  

After lunch I turned my attention to installing a new garden hose at the office, and removing the old hardware from the old hose before disposing of it.  My last task of the day, and one to which I have been looking forward was to rebuild two sections of split rail fence directly behind site #72.  I retrieved a post hole digger from the tool shed, and then headed up to dismantle the old portion of fence which was in need of replacement.  The posts for these split rail fences, just like the rails, are all irregular.  By that I mean no two posts are the exact same dimensions.  All of the replacement posts we have were slightly larger in diameter than the old post, so I had to widen the existing hole before inserting the new pole.  It took most of the final two hours to complete the job.......

......before my work three of the four rails were lying on the ground.  It looks much better, and now the site is ready for us to return sometime in early October.

Since Marnie and Rich were on vacation for a week, TLE had to work until 5 pm Monday, so I returned to retrieve her just before 5 pm.  It never got above 85° F, so the Newell interior was still very comfortable, and no A/C was necessary.  I think we've only run the A/C a few times in the last 2+ weeks, which is wonderful!

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