Monday, September 18, 2023

A surprise.....

 6:18 am - Monday - September 18th - LPG&RVR - 49° F, humidity 76%, wind 1 mph out of the east by southeast....partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 82° F.  On this date in 2013 TLE and I were overnighting at the Cracker Barrel in Missoula, MT.....↴

TLE switched work days with Office Kathie last week so she could have her cataract surgery, and Sunday was the day she switched with Kathie, so whilst TLE went off to toil at the Clubhouse office I remained home and took care of a few projects I had been meaning to get to for some time now.  The first was to wash the Newell exterior.  It's been a couple of months, or more since I last gave our Newell Classic a spa day, and we'll be rolling our wheels again, soon, so we want her to look her best as she cruises southward on US-395 back to Glamis North Hot Springs for the winter.

When I went to open the 'through bin' to retrieve our long pole squeegee I noticed a mouse in one of our mouse traps that we keep in all of our bins.  WOW...that's the first mouse since we were at Ramona Oaks RV Resort back in 2019, but that is why we keep the traps set, and bated 365 days a year.  You just never know when one of those buggers will get inside.  Well, anyway, that added another project to the list for Sunday.....clean, and rebate all of the traps....if there's one, there may be others.

I managed to get the front, drivers side, and rear of the coach washed and dried before it got too warm, and warm is a relative term for those who may live Phoenix, AZ, or thereabouts.  It was 85° F, and that is what passes for warm here in Modoc County in September.  I want to stow the patio awning, anyway, to wash the passenger side, so I'll do that side on our next day off work, weather allowing.

Once I put away everything I gathered all the other mouse traps together, cleaned them, and then added new 'attractant'.  We used to place them inside the living area of the Newell, but found it was better to put them in the basement storage areas, and catch them before they got into the living area.  That philosophy has worked well for years now, and combined with the rope lights we place on the ground, around the Newell and trailer, has been mostly successful in keeping the rodents out of the living area of the Newell.

I ran TLE over to the Clubhouse at 7:40 am to begin her work day, then at noon time to pick TLE up for her lunch break, then took her back at 1 pm.  At 5 pm I ran over again (in the golf cart, of course) to bring her home after work....that was the sum total of me leaving site #55 on Sunday.  My back feels great after playing 27 holes of golf in the last 4 days, and I'm looking forward, already, to golfing again next Friday.

We've got two more days of 80's weather, then it is into the 70's, and 60's for the rest of September, and into early October.  We've got about 13 work days left before we head north to Deer Lodge, MT to visit my sister, and brother-in-law, so time is short.  Within a month we'll be back at Glamis North Hot Springs for another winter of RZR rentals.

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