7:30 am - Thursday - May 6th - Seal Rock, OR - 48° F, 87% humidity, wind 14 mph out of the south.....cloudy today with rain forecast for about 10 am, and a high today of 54° F. On this date in 2013 we had just arrived at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to work at the INDY-500......↴
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
7:37 am - Wednesday - Cinco de Mayo - Seal Rock, OR - 50° F, 76% humidity, wind 7 mph out of the northeast....mostly sunny today with a forecast high of 64° F. On this date in 2018 we were visiting Niagra Falls.......↴
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
7:39 am - Tuesday - May 4th - Seal Rock, OR - 50° F, 100% humidity, wind 6 mph out of the north......cloudy this morning with clearing later....forecast high is 58° F. On this date in 2020 we were leaving the McCloud Newell Compound in Wittmann, AZ for Flagstaff, AZ after a two month stay. We had planned to be there two to three weeks, but the arrival of the Wuhan Flu changed all of our plans for the summer.......↴
After a day of cleaning firepits it was back to regular programming for me Monday.....hauling, and spreading gravel. I've been working my way up the 'hill' over the past couple of weeks, and only had 6, and 7 to complete to finish that section. I wanted to work on 6 next, but there was a reservation on that site for Monday, so I spent my energies on site #7 instead. As with most of these long back in sites it took me three full hours to complete the task of leveling, and widening it first with the large gravel, and then finishing it with a layer of small gravel.....
.....by the time I finished with site #7 it was after 1 pm, so I headed back up the Cross Street hill to the barn to park the Massey-Ferguson for the night.
By the time I got home it was close to 1:30 pm.....as I was emptying my pockets prior to changing my clothes I discovered my 2-way radio was missing. I remember seeing it clipped to my right pocket as I was driving down Cross Street first thing Monday morning, but did not remember seeing it the rest of my shift, so it could be anywhere between the barn, and the gravel pile next to site #14.....doh!
I finished changing clothes, then began the walk down through site #2 (right below our site) along the road by site #7, all the way to the gravel pile.....no 2-way radio. I then walked back down the hill past site #2, and on to the office where I advised TLE, who was still on duty, I was looking for my radio, then up Cross Street to the barn.....still no radio! The only place left for it to be was in the barn, so I unlocked the doors, and began to scan the dark interior floor for the radio (there is no electricity in the barn, hence no lighting), and did not see it anywhere. I then began to examine the Massey-Ferguson itself.....nothing on the floorboard....man, where is that thing? I was about to turn away from the loader in defeat when my eye caught the form of the radio in the dimly lit interior wedged between the seat, and seatbelt buckle.....an audible sigh of relief could be heard escaping my lungs....what a break!
As I walked back down Cross Street to site #A-2 I radioed TLE to advise her I had found the illsusive 2-way radio, and would see her at home, which would be in just a few minutes as I had just spent the last 1/2 hour in search of the 2-way radio.....okay, enough excitement for one day.
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Monday, May 3, 2021
7:43 am - First Saturday - May 3rd - Seal Rock, OR - 46° F, 93% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north.....cloudy again today with a forecast high of 54° F. On this date in 2018 we were in Ashtabula, OH having a few brews, and a late lunch at Briquettes Smokehouse......↴
Sunday, May 2, 2021
8:04 am - Sunday - May 2nd - Seal Rock, OR - 50° F, 94% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north. Cloudy today with a forecast high of 56° F. On this date in 2018 we visited the 'Rock And Roll Hall of Fame' in Cleveland, OH......↴
.....I utilized the wire wheel on my bench grinder to get most of the rust, and then my Dremmel with a very small wire brush to get into the nooks and crannies where the larger wire wheel could not penetrate. I then applied multiple coats of gloss black Rustoleum to the entire riser.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
7:49 am - Real Saturday - May 1st - Seal Rock, OR - 48° F, 87% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north......cloudy today with a forecast high of 54° F. On this date in 2014 I finally repaired the dent/tear in the aluminum skin on the right rear corner of the Newell which occurred back in July of 2012....an accident caused by me backing up without TLE's assistance resulting in the 'pinching' of the trailer against the right rear corner. I used metal dollies to reshape the skin to its original curvature, and then covered the damaged area with some aluminum tape, and then diamond plate I purchased at Home Depot......↴
....it's been a while since we enjoyed some craft brews, and pub food, and this place has it all. We always say the food must stand up to the brews, and it certainly does!
Friday, April 30, 2021
8:28 am - 5th Saturday - April 30th - Seal Rock, OR - 54° F, 82% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north......partly cloudy skies today with a forecast high of 57° F.....possible rain by mid afternoon....we'll see.
On this date in 2016 we were arriving at Lake Tahoe for our third summer....our first view of Lake Tahoe that year.......↴
Thursday, April 29, 2021
7:42 am - Thursday - April 29th - Seal Rock, OR - 46° F, 100% humidity, wind - zero mph out of the north.....heavy cloud cover today with a forecast high of 58° F. On this date in 2013 we were camping at Greenbelt National Park (an urban forest) near Washington D.C. and the University of Maryland......↴
A few days ago we were tasked with the demolition of the old, rotting deck at the rental house up the hill (Fairwinds), and on Tuesday Fred worked on the section in the picture below. Since he is off Wednesdays, and I am the only one on duty, it fell to me to finish the other half of the demolition......