Thursday, October 29, 2020

Severed limbs......

 7:54 am - Thursday - October 29th - Seal Rock, OR - 45° F, 100% humidity, wind - CALM.....clear and cool today with a forecast high of 58° F.  On this date in 2017 we were having dinner in Page, AZ at El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant.......↴

The biggest take away from Wednesday's two hour work shift was the enormous mushroom we was about 12 inches in something out of 'Journey to the Center of the Earth'

....we spent a lot of time removing a number of low hanging limbs from trees that were partially obscuring the views from a few sites.  In all Blake and I transported three loads of severed tree limbs to the 'burn pile' (not burning on this day).

I was off work at 12 pm, and TLE was off at 1 pm....her schedule has been changing from week to week, but she expects it to stabilize once Gail (Blake's wife) has finished her training.  Since we arrived 6 weeks ago we have been averaging between 22 and 30 hours combined per week, but now that Blake and Gail have arrived our hours should drop down to under 20 combined per week.

As we transition into late Fall the temps have rarely exceeded 60° F, and the wind has gone from mostly CALM all day to breezy most days now.  As a result of the breezes, and sometimes wind I finally, after 6 weeks, secured the patio awnings using our nylon ropes, and added four 'de-flappers' to each side of the awning fabric to keep the awning more stable, and to reduce the noise the flapping fabric can make......

The nylon ropes anchor the frame arms on both ends of the patio awning to the ground making it more stable in winds up to 20 mph

The 'de-flappers' keep the awning fabric from flapping in the wind

.....the winds here have, for the most part, been almost non-existent, so I have avoided making it more secure.  The more stuff I have on the patio awning the longer it takes to stow when the winds do rise....especially when they come up quickly.

We had another clear sky sunset Wednesday evening.  I think we've had more of these in the past 10 days than we had the previous 5 weeks combined.....

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