Sunday, August 21, 2022

Four in one......

5:50 pm - Sunday - August 21st - Likely, CA - 91° F, 13% humidity, wind 14 mph out of the west.....mostly sunny today with a forecast high of 95° F.  On this date in 2017 TLE and I were hiking to the top of Bunsen Peak in Yellowstone NP to watch the solar eclipse with good friend Rosco, Geni and of my favorite pictures ever......↴

Alright.....I guess it is confession time....the days we work are so alike it is hard to blog every day, and, as you are no doubt aware, I have not blogged about Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday this week....I think that is the longest duration in which I have not blogged a single word in over 10 years.  My brother-in-law, Charles Wilson, called me today (Sunday) to be sure all was well in the 'Whatsnewell' world since he had not seen any posts for several days, so I promised him to get caught up this evening. This blog post will be a compilation of last four days.


On Wednesday at precisely 8 am I had my first golf lesson ever, in m life.  Good friend, Mike Bratzler, who is a scratch golfer, whose father was a Golf Pro for many years in Florida, gave me a lesson.  He is a great teacher, and gave me three things regarding my back swing on which to work......keep my left foot on the ground, turn my left knee to the right instead of lifting my left foot, work on slowing down by back swing, and pausing at the top before beginning my swing.  I saw immediate results when I managed to execute those things, but it will take time for me to incorporate them into my swing......I can think of maybe one, or two things in my back swing, but 3, or 4 means some of them must become automatic....requiring no thought process.

After my lesson I decided to clean all my golf clubs, and reorganized TLE' golf bag (which she doesn't use, but I am always hopeful).  I was home by 9:30 am with the rest of the day in front of me.  Of course, Wednesday was the fourth of our 4 day weekend, so it was a shopping day.  We headed into Alturas by 10 am to do our weekly shopping, and were home before noon.  Wednesday was a warm one, and we spent the rest of the afternoon inside the cool confines of the Newell.


Thursday was coldest day in a month with the daily high topping out at 69° F.  It rained all night Wednesday evening/early Thursday morning, and on and off most of the day, and we did not have very many golfers, as one might expect.  I went to work at 7:30 am, and was home by 4 pm with maybe 8 carts rented.... always, Thursday is the day we clear the driving range of golf balls so it can be mowed.  This is the fullest the barrel has been since April.....

......I had been about 8 days since I last mowed the tee boxes, so I headed out to mow them around 9 am.  During the two hour round trip the hour meter on the John Deere hit 200 hours....

....when I started using the John Deere back in May it only had 148 hours on the meter......that is a lot of seat time on that slow moving riding lawn mower!


After a slow day on Thursday, Friday was a very busy day with over 20 golf carts being rented.  By the time 4 pm came around there were still 11 golf carts outstanding, so I knew I was going to have a busy Saturday morning.


I knew Saturday was going to be a warm day, so I was up at 5:30 am so I could be at work by 6:30 am.  As it happened Tottenham, our favorite English Premier League team, was already in the second half of their match with the Wolverhampton less than 60 seconds after I turned on the game Harry Kane (Tottenham) scored a goal off a corner kick, with a header.  That turned out to be the only goal Tottenham would need, as they prevailed 1-0 to remain undefeated.

The sun is not topping out over the Warner mountains until after 6:30 am, so on this day I actually got a picture of the 'sunrise'

.....I had 11 carts to wash first thing Saturday, and I got them done and had 15 carts staged by the time TLE came to work at 7:45 am.  We ended up renting 25 carts Saturday, and by the time 3 pm came around there were still 12 carts outstanding.

I think from this point on I will only make one post for the four days we work, and then individual posts for the four days we are off each week.  Thank you for your patience!

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