Record high temperature
Yesterday we had a record high temperature of 84°. The average is 68° for the date and the previous record high was 81° in 1940. Today we were short of the record – 80° instead of 81°. And this week the forecast is for continuing above-average temperatures. Not that we are complaining, mind you! It’s just that we are in the Christmas season and going through all the preparations, but having been raised in NH and lived in the northern US until 2000 I still have an expectation of cold and snow at this time of year.
No, this is not a story about the economy. It’s about our golf cart. I finally checked the tires on our golf cart and found the pressure way too low, as in 10-12 psi. Increasingly the cart steering has wandered to the left when driving. I just didn’t realize they had gotten so low. The proper tire pressure is 25 psi. So I pulled up to the place at the front of the shed where I have a pass-through for the charging cable and an air pressure line, and went inside to fire up the air compressor. While I struggled some since the small tires meant I had to get close to the ground, I got the job done.
Years ago I bought a Craftsman air compressor when Sears was still selling them; I bought it in Winston-Salem NC when we were visiting my cousin Monica Clark Cox and her husband, Terry Cox, back in 2006. Porter-Cable made and still makes the same compressor though Sears quit doing it several years ago. It is a good, solid, machine that will go up to 150 psi so it was enough to inflate our motorhome tires (90-100 psi).
Royal Palm stuff
I did some work on various things for Royal Palm Social Club today.
George Immerso came over this morning and Elaine and I spent a couple of hours talking about many different topics related to the Social Club – much of the time the discussion was related to the newsletter and advertising. We always enjoy talking with George, for we learn much about our Royal Palm community and sometimes its history. While George has only been here a few years longer than we have, he is one who quickly learns much about his environment and its people.
Later Gail Brazell came over to pick up the flyer I made for the December Birthday Bash and to discuss our newsletter advertising details. She is a great help in the latter and has lots of ideas to get more ads.