Paul’s first day at Sugarbarge

I start at 8:00 and work till 5:00 with an hour for lunch. I have to get the pool vacumned and skimmed by 9:00 because a group of local ladies uses it for water aerobics Monday thru Thursday.  I got done about 8:55. I should get faster each time I do it. I also have to check the chlorine and acid level each day and record it in the log.

Next I tow the “Public Launch Ramp” sign out to the main road with the golf cart. While I am there, I water the palm trees with a couple 5 gallon buckets.  It’s a quarter mile and the golf cart is not very fast so it take 20 minutes or so.

After that I test the chlorine at the well every day. I also test the water at one remote point on the system each day. One day we do it at the west bathrooms, one day at the east bathrooms, one day at the main office, etc.

Next on the list is to drive past each site that has someone checking in that day. I make sure the site is ready for them. No trash, prune the tree branches back, mow the site if needed, etc. Pretty basic stuff, but the customers appreciate it. By now it’s about 10:30 or so.

We irrigate from the river and we have to water a lot to keep the grass green. A big part of my job is setting sprinklers where ever I can and letting them run 4 or 5 hours each.

Around 11:30, I do a drive thru and mark the occupied spaces so the girls in the office can make sure everyone who was supposed to leave has in fact left.

We had a boat going to the dump, so the boss asked me to help load it with as much trash as we could. It apparantly costs the same to dump an emty boat as it does to dump one full of junk!

After lunch, we picked up a bunch of tree trimmings that one of the other guys cut this morning. Then it was time to go collect the sprinklers I had set out this morning.

One Response to “Paul’s first day at Sugarbarge”

  1. Candy Tyner says:

    Hi Paul,

    Gee, lots of swimming pool stuff… I always wanted a swimming pool.

    You are one busy guy.

    Denise: Now I know where you guys are… great.