Thursday, September 21, 2023

Color time at LPG&RVR....

6:23 am - Thursday - September 21st - LPG&RVR - 35° F, humidity 94%, wind 2 mph out of the east......sunny this morning with increasing cloudiness this afternoon, and a forecast high of 58° F.  On this date in 2018 we had just arrived at the Burlington, VT Elks Lodge......↴ 

Wednesday was about as slow as they come here at LPG&RVR.  We rented just 7 golf carts the entire day, in spite of wonderful, cool weather.  When things are slow I have time to 'stop and smell the roses', so I took quite a few pictures to document the arrival of Fall weather....there are not many deciduous trees here at LPG&RVR, but what ones we have are changing color fast....

.....Wednesday was also mowing day for me, so around 9:30 am I headed out on the small Husqvarna to mow tee boxes 3, 15, 16, 17 & 18, as well as the grass strip on the left side of the cart path leading to tee boxes 1, and 10.  I finished around 11:30 am, giving me just enough time to make another pass around the course to see how the 14 golfers were doing, and they were doing just fine.   After TLE's lunch hour, and then mine, I returned to find 3 golf carts patiently awaiting their spa treatment, took care of them, then washed five 5 gallon buckets of balls, and set them out in baskets to dry overnight.  There have only been 3-4 medium size buckets of balls hit on the driving range since Tuesday, so I'll have to clear them Thursday morning so DeWayne can mow the driving range....that shouldn't take too long...I'll probably use the 'Shag Bag' to retrieve them.

I spent time cleaning the loaner golf clubs again, and reorganizing them so each bag has as complete a set of clubs as possible.  It's always amusing to me to find left handed clubs in the right handed bags, and visa versa.  By that time all the carts had returned, except for the one four seater we rented, so I'll have that to take care of Thursday morning.  

Thursday was a pretty laid back day, and by 4:40 pm I was done with the 3rd of four work days this week.  I spent about 20 minutes putting on the putting green, then headed down to the entrance to flip the sign, and write in the available sites on the 'white board' at the night registration office.  By the time I returned TLE was already walking toward home, so I gave her a lift for the final 100 yards.  And with that we are now down to about 10 work days, 5 of which will entail the annual 'punching of the greens' to prepare them for next season, and that will take place from October 2nd to 6th (Monday thru Friday), which is our last work week here.  On Saturday the 7th we will be driving to Medford, OR to catch a plane to Missoula, MT.

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. - TLE reports that she can now read the numbers on the 'staged' golf carts from the office window without having to walk outside.

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