Thursday, April 18, 2024


6:10 am - Thursday - April 18th - LPG&RVR - 29° F, humidity 67%, wind 1 mph out of the east by southeast.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 67° F.  On this date in 2013 TLE and I were walking the National Mall in Washington D.C.......

'First days' at any job can be challenging, but when this is your third 'first day' at the same job, it just seems routine.  TLE and I were on the job by 7:45 am....she returning to her familiar duties after a 6 month hiatus, and for me the same.  Not too surprisingly, there were no advance tee times booked for Wednesday, but I staged four of the Yamaha gassers anyway.  Eventually, around 1 pm, we had walkup customers who had just parked their RV, and wanted to get in 9 holes...they had the course all to themselves.

During the winter all of our running golf carts, including those used by staff, are crammed into the cart shed to keep them mostly out of the weather.  Each Spring they must all be pulled out, washed, refueled, serviced as needed, then rearranged in the shed so they are more spaced out, and easy to access.  That job fell mostly to me this year.  Dennis, the owner, had pulled out most of the Yamaha gassers over the weekend so they were ready to rent.  I continued the process pulling out all of the Club Car gassers to wash and fuel.  I had to change one flat tire, and air up a couple of other tires that were low.

Once that was done I grabbed a square point shovel and headed out to make my first round of the course.  What is the square point shovel for you might ask?  Well, you will probably remember that each Spring geese migrating northward for the summer stop off here for a few weeks before continuing their migration northward, and the tee boxes for hole #3 become their favorite places to relieve themselves, if you know what I mean.  Anyway, for those few weeks we need to clear their leavings from each of the three tee boxes there at least once a day.  On Wednesday it was not too bad, and I was done with that unpleasantness in 10 minutes.  I snapped a few pictures along the way....

Eagle Mountain in all her glory

Near the 15th tee boxes

.....even though this is our third season here at LPG&RVR I am still blown away by the natural beauty that surrounds the golf course.

Over the course of the day I repaired a couple of hoses, picked about 30 golf balls from the driving range left over from opening weekend, so DeWayne can mow it on Thursday, mowed the grass around the putting green in front of the Clubhouse, had a bacon, lettuce, tomato and turkey sandwich for lunch, gave TLE her lunch break, washed and fueled the Club Cars (early afternoon when it was warm enough= for the water not to, and didn't take off my jacket, or watch cap until late, late afternoon.  I'm not sure it got to 60° F Wednesday, but it was a beautiful April day, nevertheless.

I clocked out around 4:45 pm, putted for about 15 minutes, then took TLE home.  Our first of four work days was done, and we were both happy to be 'home'.

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