Friday, July 2, 2021

Heating up......

 9:37 am - Friday - July 2nd - Seal Rock, OR - 59° F, 88% humidity, wind 6 mph out of the north by northwest.....overcast again today with a forecast high of 65° F.  On this date in 2012 we were still in our first year of full time travel, and at my sister's home in Spokane, WA enjoying an evening on their deck sipping wine.....↴

We had a big turnover in the park Thursday with 14 sites being vacated, and a like number arriving.  Checkout time here is 11:30 am each day, and check in time is 1 pm, so we have just 90 minutes to ready all the sites of arriving customers for their stay here at SRRVC.  Just as is the case on Tuesday and Wednesday, I am on my own Thursday, so it fell to me to get it all done.  We don't start checking the sites of those who are departing until 11:30 am, so I began my work day at the large drainage ditch in front of the office right where I left off Wednesday.  It took me about 90 minutes to finish the job, and then it was time to begin work on the sites of the recently departed.....

Done again for another 3 weeks....STOP GROWING!

......I began working on sites 41 and 43 (near the entrance).....

....and then worked my way up the hill to sites 1, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, and 21, and then back towards the entrance to site 37......yup, fourteen sites in all.  I mowed where necessary (7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20), used the Stihl string trimmer (all the sites), and cleaned the firepits where necessary.  By the time the dust settled it was going on 2:30 pm, and way past time for me to to call it a day, and another week of work here at SRRVC.  During this week I worked on virtually every RV site here at one time, or another.

I had planned to mow, and trim sites A-1 to A-3, which is usually my habit every other Thursday, but I never got to them. I'll have to pick them up next Monday.  Of course, this being the 4th of July weekend means things are heating up in the local area, and that includes the traffic.  As I worked in sites 18 and 19 I could see that the north and southbound traffic on US-101 was stop and can be a long 10 miles to Newport, or 5 miles to Waldport when the traffic is that bad.  Fortunately for me I am off duty for the next three days, and not planning on driving anywhere until after the 5th.

The weather, on the other hand, is not really heating up significantly.  Right now the 15 day forecast calls for temps in the 60's every single day.  I'm sure we'll see more days in the 70's and 80's as we get into August and September, which is not really all that bad, but when you are used to 50's and 60's it can feel like 100 when it gets into the 80's, right?

TLE and I continue to be asymptomatic to the Wuhan flu, which is to be expected.  Effective June 30th the leftist governor of Oregon finally has withdrawn the mask mandate, and life should begin to return to normal in a big way, but not here at SRRVC....the owner is still adamant that we behave as if it is still March of 2020, which is his right, but that does not mean he is right.   In spite of that I find myself wearing my mask less and less in the park.  When I am in a site working, where no customers are supposed to be, I pull my mask down.  The main reason is I cannot wear my safety glasses, and the mask as the same time as the glasses fog over and I cannot see what I am doing.  There is no way I will compromise my eye safety, especially after having cataract surgery on both eyes, by removing my safety glasses any time I am working with power tools, which is most of the time.  I still comply with the owner's mask mandate when in common areas, and not using power tools.

All that being said, life is really good, and we continue to love where we live, and with whom we work....thanks for stopping by!

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