6:18 am - Wednesday - May 31st - LPG&RVR - 51° F, humidity 93%, wind 1 mph out of the north by northwest.....heavy cloud cover today with a forecast high of 69° F. On this date in 2016 TLE and I were enjoying a pitcher of Payback Porter, and amazing fish tacos at The Classic Cue in South Lake Tahoe......miss that place......↴
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
6:15 am - Tuesday - May 30th - LPG&RVR - 48° F, humidity 89%, wind 0 mph out of the west by southwest......cloudy today with a forecast high of 73° F. On this date in 2018 TLE and I hiked to the top of Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island, ME (near Bar Harbor)......↴
There are some days when one just never gets into sync with the workflow, and Monday was one of those days for me. I felt like I was behind the proverbial 'Eight Ball' from the moment I arrived at the Clubhouse to stage the first 15 golf carts, until the moment I picked up TLE from work just after 5 pm. There was a lot to do Monday, it being a National Holiday, and LPG&RVR being exceptionally busy anyway. In addition to the initial 15 golf carts I later staged an additional 9 carts, of which 6 were rented, so 21 went out.
Monday was also the day we clear the driving range of golf balls so it can be mowed, and due to the busy Memorial Day weekend the range ball barrel was all but empty, so that meant there would be an enormous amount of balls to retrieve. In all I filled 6 five gallon buckets with range balls. I began around 10 am to retrieve those balls around the perimeter using the 'Shag Bag', but before I could use the ball machine to pick up the rest TLE called me to advise there were a couple of issues in the park which needed attention, which only further served to put me out of sync. By the time I returned to clearing the driving range it was almost 12 pm, which is when TLE normally begins her lunch hour, but DeWayne was going to mowing the range at 1 pm, so I had delay giving TLE her lunch break until I finished with the range at 12:40 pm.
I really needed my hour lunch as I was already tired from the hectic morning, so I didn't get back to work until 2:40 pm, at which time I found 13 of the 21 golf carts had been returned, plus I still needed to get the balance of the golf balls soaking in soap and water. Once the golf balls were in water I turned to begin cleaning all the carts, which took me until 4:40 pm to finish, and I still hadn't cleaned the balls. At that point I knew there was no way I was going to get 6 five gallon buckets of balls cleaned, and dried in 20 minutes, so I decided to defer that job until Tuesday morning. I managed to get 20 of the 21 carts washed before 5 pm...the final cart did return right at 5 pm, so that will be added to Tuesday morning's tasks.
Thankfully, half the park's occupants departed on Monday, and the rest will leave on Tuesday, so the course will be a little less busy, and being that I will start Tuesday still behind the 'Eight Ball' that will help me somewhat in catching up.....I hope.
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Monday, May 29, 2023
6:16 am - Monday - May 29th - LPG&RVR - 46° F, humidity 73%, wind 0 mph out of the west by northwest......cloudy today with a forecast high of 73° F, and rain this afternoon. On this date in 2021 TLE and I were in Spokane, WA for a wedding....we visited the grave of my mother, Virginia Gale Hockwald for the first time since her death a year prior (think Wuhan Flu).....here I am with my two brothers......↴
TLE and I finally 'slept in' until after 7:30 am Sunday. That was nice! I was so involved in how nice it was to 'sleep in' that I walked out to the salon, poured a cup of coffee, and sat down in my recliner, never even thinking about writing my daily blog entry....lol! Which goes to explain why it was not posted until 12:10 pm, when I did finally remember. Getting old is not for the faint of heart.
Office Kathy was still under the weather, but another LPG&RVR worker, Lynn, offered to open the office and take care of business so TLE would have at least one day off work before beginning her next 4 day work week. I spent time in the garage (trailer) repairing the ball washer for our golf car, which TLE nearly scraped off the side of the golf cart when she got too close to a dumpster whilst dumping a bag of trash a while back. I used some two part JB Weld to put her back together, then remounted it on Club Car Villager #20.
I did a little weeding in our yard, swept a weeks worth of leaves off the 'lido deck', 'lower deck' and 'viewing deck' turf, and then took another MTB ride around the perimeter of the golf course.....
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Sunday, May 28, 2023
12:10 pm - Sunday - May 28th - LPG&RVR - 68° F, humidity 40%, wind 7 mph out of the south by southwest.....mostly cloudy today with a forecast high of 70° F. On this date in 2011 TLE and I rode our bicycles to Simple Simon's in Riverside, CA for breakfast.....↴
....we had 40 putters signed up for our weekly putting contest. I, as has been my habit this season, went out in the first round, essentially beating myself with poor first putts on the first and 5th hole. I was tied entering the 5th hole, but, as I said, hit a poor first putt, and just missed my 2nd to remained tied. It was a fun afternoon enjoyed by all.
Saturday, May 27, 2023
7:16 am - Saturday - May 27th - LPG&RVR - 52° F, humidity 74%, wind 0 mph out of the west by northwest.....partly cloudy today with rain forecast for this afternoon around 2 pm, and a high temperature of 68° F. On this date in 2016 TLE and I were at Pope Beach near South Lake Tahoe, where we had ridden our bikes....it was a cold, blustery late May day......↴
.....while we were enjoying our lunch TLE found out that office Kathy, the Kathy who shares TLE's office job, was not feeling very well, so she offered to take over for her at 2 pm for the last 3 hours, so I ended up home, alone, after that taking a long nap. I woke up around 3 pm, and decided to take my seemingly defunct Noreclo beard trimmer out to the garage workbench to see if I could disassemble it to see what was wrong, and if it was fixable. There were just two allen screws affixing the cutting blades to the plastic assembly, so I removed them, and found that it was something I could fix, so I did, and reassembled it. It worked! Now I have an extra beard trimmer, which I can take with me on overnight trips. I've had the Norelco for probably 6+ years, so I'm happy I was able to extend its life....
Friday, May 26, 2023
7:11 pm - Saturday - May 26th - LPG&RVR - 69° F, 46% humidity, wind 8 mph out of the west by southwest.....partly cloudy today with a forecast (passed) 73° F. On this date in 2013 TLE was directing traffic at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) at gate #2....one of our best seasonal gigs ever......↴
Thursday, May 25, 2023
6:49 am - Thursday- May 25th- Redding - 51° F, 47% humidity, wind 10 mph out of the south by southeast......crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with forecast high of 89° F. On this day in 2020 TLE and I arrived in Meeker, CO to snag a spot in the city park right on the aggie White River......
Wednesday was the final day of our 4 day work week, and it was a busy one for me. Before heading out to make my first rounds of the golf course I staged 15 golf carts, of which 10 were rented.
The duck/goose leavings were less than I expected, and I only had to weed, and rake the 18th sand trap. From there the day got quite busy.
When I mowed all that grass the other day I left the weed/grass whipping for Wednesday, so I grabbed our Stihl weed whipper and headed to the parking lot grass. Over the next 2+ hours I worked over all the grass areas, then headed down to the creek in the middle of the driving range to cut the long grass down on each side of the fence. I was about 2/3's done when I ran out of gas, and happily, it was time to give TLE her lunch break.
After lunch I washed the 6 golf carts which had been returned, and then hopped on the SLOW John Deere riding lawn mower to mow 7 of the 10 tent sites, which had not yet been mowed this season. What a dusty, dirty task that was!
I started my day at 7:30 am, and took just a 30 minute lunch so I could be off by 4 pm to take a shower, and take a nap before beginning our 100+ mile drive to Burney, on our way to Redding. I retrieved TLE from the Clubhouse around 5:05 pm, and by 5:15 pm we were on our way to the Shasta Pines Motel in Burney. After an uneventful, but beautiful drive we arrived in Burney, CA at exactly 7:15 pm... perfect!
We watched the two hour finale of Survivor season 44, and were in bed by 10 pm.
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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
6:13 am - Wednesday - May 24th - LPG&RVR - 39° F, humidity 77%, wind 0 mph out of the northwest.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 72° F. Rained overnight, but clear this morning. On this date in 2020 TLE and I were walking around Old Town Grand Junction, CO, and spied a micro brewery open for business, so snagged an alfresco table and ordered appetizers and brews.....↴
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
6:10 am - Tuesday - May 23rd - LPG&RVR - 48° F, humidity 59%, wind 7 mph out of the north by northwest......cloudy today with a forecast high of 71° F. On this date in 2016 I was headed to work at Tahoe Valley Campground in the rain.......↴
Monday, May 22, 2023
6:15 am - Monday - May 22nd - LPGR&VR - 42° F, 83% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the north by northwest......crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 77° F. On this date in 2012 TLE and I were watching a 'partial' eclipse of the sun at Craters of the Moon National Monument......my phone camera actually, somehow, captured the crescent shape of the sun......↴
Sunday, May 21, 2023
6:27 am - Sunday - May 21st - LPG&RVR - 48°, humidity 73%, wind - mph out of the northwest......partly cloudy skies today with a forecast high of 82° F. On this date in 2020 TLE and I were in Telluride, CO with Glenn and Laureen......↴
....of course, Saturday was the 3rd round of the PGA tournament. It rained on the players most of the day, and the scores reflected that. A majority of players were over par for the day, with only a handful posting scores under par, including Brooks Koepka, who was four under par for the day, and leads everyone at 6 under par beginning the 4th round. There are only 9 players with scores at par, or under par....that's how hard this course is.
Saturday, May 20, 2023
7:46 am - Saturday - May 20th - LPG&RVR - 57° F, 52% humidity, wind 0 mph out of the west by northwest......crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 86° F. On this date in 2012 TLE and I were camping at 'Craters of the Moon National Monument' in southern Idaho....one of my favorite Newell/trailer pictures......↴
.....it was a pretty nice, laid back, pretty much do nothing day spent mostly within the friendly confines of our Newell encampment.....just the kind of day I wanted, and needed.