Day 246 – King of the Hammers T-8

Thursday, Hammertown has exploded with activity.  There are teams and vendors and portapotties coming in by the truckload.  There are food vendors set up and the welcome gate is manned, the lakebed has finally come alive.  No longer a desolate valley filled with insects and foxes, it’s filled with people and horsepower now.

Our day was pretty typical to begin with, a trip to town for laundry and groceries, a quick stop for a greasy hamburger from John’s Place in YuccaValley.  I was nursing a hangover and truly enjoyed the zucchini fries.  When we got back out to the lakebed, I found a message from a KOH staff member, “could use some help if you are available.”  Well, sure I am, I love helping, tomorrow is the official start of my work week out here, so beginning a day early isn’t really a big deal.

Turns out our registration process was not yet established, so together  a crew of three put together the plan to implement, of course, that changed a bit before we were able to deploy it and some other things took precedence over the work we were doing.  So after some course changes, we finally had the world right again by three a.m.  Just soon enough to set the alarm for a few minutes after six.  Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.  tomorrow and we need to get organized before we start seeing drivers, should only take a little bit for that.

Looking so forward to tomorrow, lots of drivers to see again after a break, lots of questions to answer.  That’s my favorite part, being the answer girl.


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