Sunday, March 5, 2023

Five out, five in.....

 6:35 am - Sunday - March 5th - GNHS - 48° F, humidity 65%, wind 8 mph out of the west......very cloudy today with a forecast high of 65° F.  On this date in 2012 we were in San Antonio at the River Walk having lunch at Mad Dog British Pub.......↴

There's my Casio Quartz diver watch

Real Saturday ended up being quite the busy day UTV rental wise.  We began the day with three confirmed bookings, and added two walkup rentals to boot.  Everything was out except RZR #5.  Three of the renals were of the 'ALL DAY' variety meaning they left around 8, or 9 am, and returned around 5 pm, and the other two were of the 4 hour variety.  When you've got 5 units out in the field the odds of the dreaded 'RESCUE' call are higher than normal, especially on a busy day in the park.  There were dozens and dozen of UTV, quads, and motorcylcles out in the BLM land.  As fate would have it, though, no such calls were received.  Everyone returned to home base with smiles upon their faces.

Once the last rental, a 4  hour one, left the COA office at 1 pm it was time to relax.  I practiced my putting, which by the way, it coming right along.  I'm going to set up the driving net again on Sunday to hit a few balls now that my upper left arm is suture free once again.

I also watched a significant portion of the PGA tour event, The Bayhill Classic (Arnold Palmer's course), in which 43 of the top 50 golfers in the world are participating this year.  By the end of the day there were a dozen golfers who have a chance to win on Sunday.

Our first customer returned at 2:30 pm in our red KRX #8 reporting no issues, and having loved their time out in the desert.  I used compressed air to clean her, then fed her with some unleaded regular fuel before putting her away for the day.

As the sun set over the Salton Sea I was fueling the last RZR to return......

Around 5:35 pm

....they returned about 20 minutes late, but who cares when you have no 'RESCUE' calls, right?  Right!

It was another one of those 10 hour days resulting from a busy rental day we have come to expect, but it was a no stress 10 hour shift, and it does not get any better than that.  COA made around $3,700 on Real Saturday alone, and with our rentals on Sunday we'll break $6,000 for the four day stretch (Thursday through Sunday).  Saturday was also the end of another pay period, which means we have just two pay checks remaining  before our Winter season comes to an end.

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