Saturday, August 6, 2022

When Friday is really Friday......

5:47 pm - Saturday - August 6th - Likely, CA - 88° F, 25% humidity, wind 9 mph out of the west.....partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 88° F.  On this date in 2017 TLE were working the 'close' shift at the Mammoth Hot Springs General Store in Yellowstone NP...the lady between TLE and I was our close shift manager, Kristin Dodge, who became a good friend......↴


So this Friday was really our 'Friday'.  I began my workday at 6:30 am once again, and by 7:30 am I had the 5 Club Car electrics staged, along with 5 Yamaha gassers, and had washed the 4 carts left over from Thursday.  From there I spent time pruning 'suckers' from some of the trees along the hillside across from the employee sites (suckers are branches that grow out of the base of the tree, and are not good for the health of the tree).  Then I spent time weeding around more of the electrical pedestals in the water electric row. 

We don't do any mowing, or weed whipping in the park before 10 am, and by 10 am I had finished with the pruning and weeding.  There were four large grass areas (small pavilion, group fire pit area, the grass area next to site 30, and the large grass area in the parking lot) which needed mowing, so for the next two hours I mowed grass, and dumped the attendant grass clippings.  I was back at tm he office a minute, or two before TLE's lunch break.  It makes it nice for me to have the hour each work day to sit in the office, and when it's my turn for a lunch break I only need 30 minutes to eat my lunch, and then I've only got 90 more minutes of work before my day is done at 3 pm.

While I was at lunch the weather completely changed.  It went from sultry, and a little hot to cool, windy, and a a little rain for good measure.  By the time I got back from lunch there were 10 carts awaiting my attention....  


......you may wonder what the carts look like when they are returned after 18 holes of use, so I took before and after pictures.....

Before....pretty typical....

.....after a good scrubbing with soap and water

......I managed to get all 10 carts washed, and put away by 3 pm, and was on my way home to begin my 4 day 'weekend'.  I returned to the Clubhouse at 5 pm to join TLE and about two dozen other folks celebrating one of our full time resident's (Wendy) birthday party.  By the way, our middle daughter, Kate, also celebrated her birthday on Friday.....

Kate and her family:  left to right-back row: Elijah, Kate, Nick, Charlise, 
and left to right: front row: Jolene and Levi

.... and then there was this great sunset.....



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