Friday, June 9, 2023

More rain.....

 6:17 am - Friday - June 9th - LPG&RVR - 53° F, humidity 90%, wind 0 mph out of the west by northwest.....heavy cloud cover today with rain forecast, and a high of 67° F.  On this date in 2020 we pulled into Bill Frome County RV Park (up to 10 days for free....dry camping only) on Henry's Lake, ID......↴

As has been the case most of the week we began Thursday under the threat of rain at some point.  After staging 12 golf carts I headed out to make my morning rounds of the golf course.  This would be a longer than normal round as I brought one of the Stihl weed whippers to trim the weeds around each of the four sand traps for which I am responsible to rake.  The mowers can only get so close to the edge of the traps, so a little weed whipper intervention is required on occasion.  This Saturday LPG&RVR will be hosting the annual Likely Volunteer Fire Department benefit tournament which raises a significant amount of money each year to fund needed improvements, and we want the course to look its best.  I neglected to take any pictures of my handiwork, but I can assure you they look great!

I returned to the Clubhouse in time to perform the twice per week clearing the driving range of golf balls ritual.  As fortune would have it I get Thursday to clear the range, which is typically the day with the fewest golf balls, and this day was no exception.  I managed to garner one wire basket of balls, which filled one 5 gallon bucket (300 balls)....quite a bit better than this past Monday when Walt had to pick over 2,500 balls from the range.

Once that was done I jumped on the small Husqvarna riding lawnmower to mow around the putting green, and the grass area down to the first tee.  My mowing duties on the golf course keep increasing.  The little Husqvarna does a much better job at covering a lot ground quickly than the John Deere, which is smore suitable for mowing your front lawn than it is for the log distance jobs here at LPG&RVR.  By the time I finished it was time for TLE's lunch break, and then mine.  

By the time I returned at 2 pm I needed to get back on the small Husqvarna and head out to finish the tees boxes which I was not able mow Wednesday.....15, 16, 17, and 18.  I hit 18 first, and was just finishing 17 when it began to sprinkle....not good.  I was at the farthest point form the Clubhouse that one can be, and no matter which way I went it would take me 20 minutes to get to shelter.  I skipped mowing the tee boxes at 16 (the elevated 3 par hole) and headed directly for the restroom at tee #5. I got there just as it began to rain harder, and waited inside the restroom for about 15 minutes when there was a break in the rain, which saw me immediately jumping back on the mower and hightailing it for the Clubhouse, and shelter.  I got to the Clubhouse just minutes before the heavy rain began to fall.  

It rained hard for about an hour.  As it began to taper off around 4 pm I noted I had 20 golf carts parked at the wash station (actually the line of carts stretch across, and completely blocked off the parking lot access).  Washing, and putting away 20 gold carts away in an hour seemed impossible, but the only way to find out if it can be done is begin, which I did in earnest.  I had just 3 minutes per cart to wash, wipe down, and park each cart.  Just as I parked the final cart in the cart shed I looked at my watch....4:48 pm....amazing!  Within 10 minutes TLE was locking the Clubhouse door, and we were on our way home.  Interestingly, this Friday will actually be our Friday this week.

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