Friday, July 28, 2023

Let the 'weekend' begin.....

 4:39 pm - Friday - July 28th - LPG&RVR - 90° F, humidity 14%, wind 14 mph out of the west......clear, blue skies this afternoon and the forecast high of 90° F has been realized.  On this date in 2012 TLE and I were 'glamping' on the shores of the Willapa River near Raymond, WA on the Olympic Peninsula.....↴

The fourth day of any four day work week is always the sweetest.  All the work days here pass by quickly, but time seems to speed up on the fourth day.  We had no tee times reserved until 9:30 am, so I staged 5 Yamaha gassers first, then another 5 as the morning progressed.  We ended up renting out 13 carts in all, while sending out 3 of the Yamahas twice.  It was Thursday, so that meant I needed to clear the driving range for mowing later in the day, but I get ahead of myself.  

Before heading out for my initial round of the course I grabbed a 5 gallon bucket, filled it with fine sand, then added some seed....why?  Well, on the par threes there tends to be a lot of divots which need to be 'sanded' once a week.  Basically I mix in grass seed on a 5-1 ratio.....5 parts sand, and 1 part seed, then, using a plastic cup, I pour the mixture into each divot.  Over time the seed will sprout, and the divot will be filled with grass once again.

Upon my return I grabbed a rock rake from the Caddy Shack to move some gravel that had migrated downhill from the entrance to the Clubhouse deck, which took about 40 minutes, then I washed some carts left over from Wednesday, after which I made a second round of the golf course to check on play, finding no problems.  By this time it was after 10 am, so I closed the driving range and began to clear the range of balls.  I managed to garner just one 5 gallon bucket of balls to clean, and return to the 55 gallon barrels in the back of the Clubhouse.

By the time I finished gathering the balls, and putting them into water and soap to soak util later in the afternoon it was time to give TLE her lunch break, after which I worked the final 90 minutes washing golf balls, and returned carts, which took me right up to 2:30 pm.  With that my 4 day work week was complete.

I took a long shower, took a nap then drove back over to the Clubhouse around 4:30 pm to practice putting until TLE was ready to be escorted home.  Around 5:10 pm she informed me she was ready to begin her 4 day 'weekend'.

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