Friday, November 18, 2022

Back to work Thursday......

 7:15 am - Friday - November 18th - GNHS - 48° F, 35% humidity, wind 4 mph out of the south.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 72° F.  On this date in 2015 TLE and I were watching our 7th Rincon Parkway of our favorite dry camping spots ever......↴.

This Thursday through Sunday shift happens to be the weekend before Thanksgiving, so we did not expect to have much, if any rental acitivity, and we did not.  It is typical in any resort such as GNHS that the weekend before a major holiday is relatively quiet. Next week people will begin arriving on Tuesday, and Wednesday, and be here through Monday, and this place will be noisy, messy, and out of control for about 6 days, and that is the cost of working at a resort during the holiday season.

Since I had time on my hands I replaced some of the 3A batteries in the trackers, blew out a few air filters, and then got to the big task for the day.....remove the covers from the clutch housings on each Polaris and Kawasaki to blow out any accumulated dust.....if we don't the clutch belts will begin to slip, and make noise.  Typically, if we were renting all of them out 4 days per week we would perform this task once a week.  On the Polaris' there are about 8 screws which fasten the plastic cover to the clutch housing.....on the Kawasaki's there are about 16.  At any rate it takes about 30 minutes per clutch housing to remove the bolts/screws, then blow out the housing, and then re-install the cover.  I managed to get the four units we have rented the most (3 Polaris' and 1 Kawasaki) done in a little over two hours......  

The Polaris clutch housing

The Kawasaki clutch housing

.....I spent my last hour re-installing the shelf in TLE's office as it was beginning to sag.....I cut out a triangle of hard wood to provide extra support then attached it to the shelf and wall with two 3" wood screws..... the time I finished it was 1 pm, and time to head for home......that did the trick, and eliminated the sag.  I know, those brackets are way, way undersized, but that was all I had on hand at the time.  On days when we have no rentals we knock off by 1 pm, as we do not rent UTV's after 1 pm, so no point in sitting around doing little, or nothing.

I spent the afternoon moving a few things around in the trailer, and otherwise making it appear somewhat more organized.  TLE had me grill a salmon steak on the Sea-B-Que, for which she provided a side of Risotto with broccoli, all which was chased by a glass of Savignon Blanc.   We played 6 games of Yahtzee after dinner, and then sat by the fire for about 90 minutes before heading inside to watch a recorded episode of  'Amazing Race'.  All in all it was a very nice day, and I wouldn't change one single thing about it.....

A subtle, but captivating sunset

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