Friday, May 14, 2021

The northwind........

 8:27 am - Friday - May 14th - Seal Rock, OR - 48° F, 94% humidity, wind 9 mph out of the north, just like has been for days now.....rained overnight, cloudy today with a forecast high of 56° F.  On this date in 2012 we were visiting my brother, Dwyer, near Salt Lake City, and taking a tandem ride along the Jordan River.......↴


Just when I thought summer was fast approaching everything changed.  About five days ago the wind began to blow out of the north, and things got cold.  The daily highs have not changed, but that cold wind out of the north makes it feel 10 degrees colder.  Some days there is no wind first thing, but by 10 am it begins to freshen, and by mid afternoon it is into the mid to high teens speed wise.  Without the wind I would be working in my short sleeves, but with the wind chill factor I am driven back into the warm confines of my jacket.  Every day begins with clouds, but eventually the suns peeks out from behind them.  On Thursday we had about 1 hour with sun, and then the marine layer blew back in off the ocean and it got really cold again.

I began Thursday helping Terry clean the sewage filters at the WDS plant, and the rest of my shift continuing my leveling work on site #37.  So far I've had to haul 5 bucket loads of turf, and dirt away from the site, but I was finally able to begin to haul gravel to the site.  By 1:30 pm I was still not done with the site, but I was done working for the week, so I drove the Massey-Ferguson up to the barn, and put her away for the weekend.  Even though sites 36, and 37 are two of our smaller sites, they have taken me longer to fix.  So far I've spent two shifts working on site #37, and I hope I will be able to finish it on Monday.  Site #36 took me two shifts.  Usually I can finish one of the long back in sites in 2-3 hours

By the way, we begin our three day weekends this weekend!  We'll be off Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week for the foreseeable future.  I'll now be working a minimum of four 3 hour shifts, but we all know it will probably be closer to four hours each day.  I worked 3.5 hours on Thursday, and 17 hours for the week. 

The Lovely Elaine (I need to remember to periodically spell it out for new readers) worked a split shift on Thursday.  While she was working her 2-4 pm shift I headed into Newport to pickup my wedding suit at 101 Dry Cleaners of Newport where I left it to have the waist of the pants taken in, and the entire suit pressed.  What wedding you ask?  Well, my sister's daughter is getting married in Spokane the end of this month, and time is running out quickly!

I was back home a little after 3 pm to find MeWe friends John and Kiko Fisher parked at my site.  We have never met until Thursday, but I interviewed them in 2017 for a job at Tahoe Valley Campground.  They decided to work somewhere else that summer, but we stayed in touch, and we have become friends over the intervening years.  They are going to spend the summer working at the KOA in Waldport. I wish I had taken a picture, but I forgot.  We'll be sharing some meals over the next few months, so I am sure there will be multiple usie pictures to come.

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