6:28 am - Tuesday - May 31st - Likely, CA - 31° F, humidity 76%, wind - CALM....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 68° F. On this date in 2016 TLE and I were having dinner at the Classic Cue in South Lake Tahoe....some of the best fish tacos ever!....↴
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Busier than I thought.....
Monday, May 30, 2022
The winds of Likely.....
6:19 am - Monday - May 30th - Likely, CA - 31° F, humidity 81%, wind 3 mph out of the north by northwest......partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 57° F. On this date in 2018 TLE and I hiked to the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia NP.....↴
.....yes it was quite cold factoring in the wind chill factor. Other than that we had lunch with Charles and Phyllis at their Landmark 5th wheel.....they made tacos since we didn't get to go into town.....how sweet! We spent time talking and laughing as we always do, and then headed home for the afternoon where I took a nap, and watched some of the Indy 500, and the 4th round of the Colonial PGA tournament in Dallas, TX. We headed back to Charles and Phyllis' around 6 pm for a plate of St. Louis style BBQ'd pork ribs, and were they ever good....the meat just fell off the bones! We're going to have to go on a diet after they leave, but wait....we're already on a diet....lol.
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Another world unto itself.....
7:25 am - Sunday - May 29th - Likely, CA - 39° F, humidity 65%, wind 13 mph out of the northwest.....heavy cloud cover today with a forecast high of 55° F....a 30° drop in temp since Tuesday! On this date in 2017 TLE and I were giving Tim and Laila (son, and daughter-in-law) a tour of our Lake Tahoe......↴
Saturday, May 28, 2022
7:18 am - Saturday - May 28th - Likely, CA - 49° F, 64% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the southwest.....heavy cloud cover, rain most of last night, and is forecast again for later today, along with a forecast high of 61° F. On this date in 2011 TLE and I were having breakfast at Simple Simon's in Riverside, CA after a bike ride.....↴
.....at Ace Hardware we bought some weed killer to kill the dandelions that infest our grass area, and some grass seed to fill in some of the bare spots near our artificial turf. Our final stop was Holiday Market where wre spent $173 for a small basket of food....let's go Brandon....thank God we don't need baby formula.
Friday, May 27, 2022
Nine, or eighteen?
7:41 am - Friday - May 27th - Likely, CA - 53° F, humidity 53%, wind 3 mph out of the south...overcast today with a forecast high of 69° F. On this date in 2012 TLE and I were visiting friends George and Brenda in Coeur d'Alene, ID....we 'courtesy parked' in their driveway.....it took me a while to shoe horn everything into that driveway....lol....↴
Thursday wasn't nearly as warm as Wednesday, but it got up to 80° F, and was quite sultry and muggy (humid).....it was also mostly windless until mid morning. Nevertheless, it was a shorts and t-shirt kind of day, and I love those days! And what would be a better time to head out to the golf course and play 9, or even 18 holes?
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Outwit, Outplay, Outlast.....
7:13 am - Thursday - May 26th - Likely, CA - 51° F, 41% humidity, wind 6 mph out of the south......partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 81° F. On this date in 2013 TLE and I were working traffic control at Gate #2 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.....one of the coolest jobs we've had in the last 10 years...we worked 16 consecutive 12 hour days, up to, and including race day, beginning at 6 am each day.....↴
Wednesday promised to be the warmest day since we arrived at LPG&RVR (Likely Place Golf and RV Resort. By the way, previously I have referred to this place at which we live Likely Place RV and Golf Resort, but I had Golf and RV reversed). It was to be a warm day with a high of 86° F....you notice I didn't say 'hot' day....hot will come later.
I started out the day staging just 8 carts, but ultimately 13 carts went out. After staging the carts I headed out to to do 'poop' patrol at the tee boxes for hole #3, then raked out the sand traps on holes 4, 12, 15, and 18. I love this part of the job as I get to drive around the entire golf course on a very beautiful day.....
....the first picture is our site (#55), and the second one is site #54, which is where Charles and Phyllis will park their 5th wheel when they arrive on Friday. I used the Husqvarna riding lawnmower to do all 5 sites, and while I was dumping out the grass catchers I saw a giant plume of smoke to the north. I found out a little later from DeWayne (local volunteer fire department Captain) that this was a 'proscribed' fire, which means it was a controlled burn to eliminate undergrowth, and reduce future fire hazard.....
....it's rare that a picture captures the beauty, and feeling of a moment, but the first picture above is exactly what it looked like to my human eyes.
.....I have lost so many inches off my waist that my size 34" cargo shorts are falling off my hips....for the first time since the early 90's I have purchased a replacement pair of work shorts (Wrangler Cargo Shorts) with a 32" waist. Ultimately I want to lose about 5 more pounds, and settle in around 178, and stay there. I no longer recognize the fellow in the mirror....lol!
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
$50 per ounce!
6:22 am - Wednesday - May 25th - Likely, CA - 42° F, humidity 68%, wind - CALM....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 85° F.....wait, what? Temps in the 80's? Nice! On this date in 2020 we had just arrived in Meeker, CO....we stayed four nights in the city park right on the Smith River....50 amp electrical.....↴
.....I think there are 9, or 10 ponds in all with the spring fed water flowing through them at a rate of 3,000 gallons per minute. The tour began around 2:15 pm, and was over by 3:30 pm. TLE and I were back at LPG&RVR by 3:45 pm to finish out our shift.
TLE were on our way home around 5:05 pm, and sitting on the 'lido deck' with adult beverages a few minutes later. The evenings are finally getting conducive to sitting outside, and Tuesday evening was so nice we even ate an actual dinner outside for the first time.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
It's in the bag......
6:29 am - Tuesday - May 24th - Likely, CA - 38° F, humidity 69%, wind - CALM.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 76° F. On this date in 2012 TLE and I were having appetizers at The Iron Horse Bar and Grill in Missoula, MT......↴
Monday, May 23, 2022
The vacuum didn't work.....
6:21 am - Monday - May 23rd - Likely, CA - 37° F, humidity 78%, wind CALM.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 73° F. On this date in 2014 TLE and I were celebrating Taco Friday at Steamers Bar and Grill in South Lake Tahoe with Bill and Devi Kasson.....↴
TLE and I continue to lose weight, and inches. We continue to be asymptomatic to the Wuhan Flu, we continue to love our jobs, and living in rural America. We are still looking forward to the morning when we wake up and don't have to turn on the heaters. I know the time will come later in the summer when we will look back fondly on these days of chilly mornings, and chilly afternoons, but for now it would nice not to have the heaters running every morning.
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