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Friday, December 8, 2017

The Most Excitement

Unfortunately, with us working everyday (well, I should stipulate mainly Marc) there hasn’t been much doing other than job-related stuff and normal household items like cleaning, laundry and cooking. I go shopping about once a week and that’s the extent of my travels. Sometimes, I sweep for hours on end; other times I just schlep trash and cardboard from the units and common rooms. It’s mind-numbingly boring but at least it gets me out of the trailer for a few hours at a time. 

Marc continues to juggle way too many tasks and personnel and is under heart-breaking amounts of stress and responsibility. Living on site, he never gets a break—he lives with it 24/7. It’s a tough way to make a living—it’s a good thing he’s a tough guy; most I know wouldn’t stand a chance of filling his shoes without breaking. 

Our excitement the other day was in the moving of the huge facility generator, which serves as the power source should the electric grid go down. It’s about 450 kw so should serve its purpose in the event it is needed. Power does occasionally go out in Yuma due to high winds at times. It was pretty interesting seeing the big crane pick it up, swing it upon a flabed trailer for the short trip across the parking area to its permanent home, and then with the electricians threading it down onto its power lines.

Yuma has finally cooled off and it has felt wonderful. Have I said I hate the heat now? My comfort zone is 60’s and 70’s; working in the 80’s & 90’s is just a killer for me now in older age. Marc alas, now has become acclimated to the desert and lately has been, like the other locals, sporting a jacket in the a.m. to be comfortable! 

I continue to field lots of inquiries and looky-loo interest in our lot but no serious takers yet. The bulk of the snowbirds arrive after Christmas and we’re really hoping for more interest. We have no Christmas plans; it will be just another day here on the job but here’s hoping yours is merry and you get to spend it with someone you love!