Monday, October 2, 2023

How will it fit?

7:35 am - Monday - October 2nd - LPG&RVR - 39° F, humidity 83%, wind 1 mph out of the west by northwest......partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 60° F.  On this date in 2021 TLE and I had just arrived at Port Townsend Hudson Point Marina (Washington), and snagged a spot with a view of the the water, and the Olympics........↴ 

As I write the skies have cleared, the sun is shinning, and I see snow on Eagle Peak from the rain storm which passed through Friday evening/Saturday morning.  The last bit of last winter's snow just disappeared from Eagle Peak on July 25th, and now it is covered again some 60 days later.   The temps Sunday never got above 55° F, and that combined with the ever present breezes out of the north kept the outdoors quite chilly.  Nonetheless, at least 20 intrepid golfers braved the elements to play another round.  The people who live here full time are never seen out on the course in such chilly conditions....we are fair weather golfers, and why not?  If it's cold today it will probably be warmer tomorrow, or the next day.  No pressure to squeeze in another round before heading back to workaday lives.

I began my day taking down the last of the furniture on the 'lido deck'....all that remains is the artificial turf, and rope lights.  I spent most of the morning further organizing the trailer for VW insertion on October 13th, and by the end of the day I had stowed the bench grinder, The Black & Decker Workmate bench, the three bicycles, the back machine, my tools, the two tables upon which they sat, the anti gravity chairs, the camp chairs, and the Adirondack chairs.  All that remains is to move the 'other stuff' forward so we can drag the artificial turn into the trailer, stow the patio and window awnings, and then drive the VW into the trailer...

Empty 'lido deck'

That's the ' other stuff' we will move to the front of the trailer just prior to VW insertion

The plants took shelter from freezing overnight temps

....I know, I is the VW going to fit in there?  I wonder that every 6 months, and somehow we make it work....some of that 'other stuff' may well end up in the VW, if 'push comes to shove'.

Later in the afternoon TLE assisted me in taking down the multiple light strings I placed around several of the juniper trees over the last 6 months, and then we called it quits for the day.  I received word that due to the heavier than expected rainfall over the weekend (1/2"), that we will not begin 'punching' greens until Tuesday, or Wednesday, so I will have Monday off work after all.....more time to work on the trailer!

For the first time in two days we saw blue sky, and got a glimpse of the snow on the Warner Mountains, and specifically, Eagle Peak.....

.....I saw on the news that there is snow on the ground at Mammoth Mountain, about 300 miles to the south of us,  so winter is definitely arriving a tad ahead of schedule this year.

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