We decided to do a post about the work aspect of this position. We have done lots of posts about the fun we have out here, but there is another side to living at Many Glacier. I put in 40 or more hours a week working over at the hotel. As you can see a lot of snow piles up on the decks, and I can't keep it off of every one of them, but I do keep it off of the ones that are over interior parts of the hotel to prevent water damage. Some days my whole work day is shoveling snow. I also have to keep up with the wind damage, it blew the door off of the bus wash station and I had to go up and repair that. I also have a growing list of screens that have been damaged, and need repair.
As I have said before I have a lot of plumbing to put back together. We drained the water from the hotel in October, and now I can go back and put it back together. There are hundreds of valves and fittings open and its a big job to put them all together. I am not as rushed as it would be in the spring so I can go back and double check my work really well. This will make my job a lot easier when I resume my summer maintenance position later.
When I was over in the annex putting the plumbing back together, it hit me that due to the remodel of that section (which starts next fall) I am the last person in a very long tradition to put this plumbing back together. This will all be replaced with a brand new system that we will learn. After I am done with the hotel I will move on to the dorms which are as big a task as the hotel and they still have all of their old plumbing too. Maybe someday they will get remodeled and their systems will also change.