Thursday, October 15, 2020

It's a little salty......

 7:29 am - Thursday - October 15th - Seal Rock, OR - 43° F, 93% humidity, wind - CALM.....clear, blue, cold skies today with a forecast high of 61° F.  That is the lowest low temperature we have seen since we arrived at Seal Rock, OR one month ago!  On this date in 2016 we had dinner with our long time friend, Don Neff in Tahoe City, CA.......↴

Dinner at 'Christy Hill'

So Wednesday Greg and I took care of a task that we couldn't do on Tuesday due to the rain.....clean the septic system filters.  This, as I have mentioned previously, is done every two weeks.  Needless to say, it is a rather smelly job.  On the bright side it only takes two people about 40 minutes, start to finish, to do the job.  Once done we stripped our clothes off, threw them into a burn barrel, took long hot showers, wiped our bodies down with Lysol wipes, and then put on clean clothing....😋....not really, just kidding, of course....it's not really that bad.

I spent the rest of my grueling two hour shift cleaning more site lights......16, to be exact, on what turned out to be a very pretty day.  The clouds dissipated, revealing the sun.  In fact, it was such a nice afternoon TLE and I took a 2 mile hike up NW Cross Street.......


.......Cross Street goes mostly uphill for about 3/4 of mile where the pavement ends, but it continues as a nicely maintained gravel road.  We walked until we hit 1 mile, and then turned around.  In all we covered 2.1 miles, and burned 400 caloric units.

Once back I spent time working on my yard lights.  A couple of strings of lights had ceased working.  Apparently the salt air here is so corrosive that the little tiny fuses in the plugs had corroded so badly they stopped functioning.  I was able to replace the fuses in one string of lights for which I had replacements, but did not have any for the other string.  We've had these sets of lights for sometime now, and they have been outside in all kinds of weather for long periods of time.  It's not surprising they are beginning to fail.  Of course, that is what Amazon is for right? 

I spent time cleaning the front windshield, as I do almost every day due to the buildup of salt residue, which is an ongoing battle, especially when it rains.  Such is life living on the Oregon Coast, and speaking of the Oregon Coast......we had a beautiful, but subtle sunset Wednesday evening......



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