Once a Facilities Manager, Always a Facilities Manager

20Dec12

It’s raining here this morning. Eric says, “I’m going to go out and survey the property.”

I tell him, “You’ll never stop being a facilities manager.”

He says, “Well, you’ve got to make sure there aren’t any problems.”

I said, “Yes, I know. It’s a good thing. It’s just that you went from being a company facilities manager to a property facilities manager.”

Eric pays close attention to runoff and water flow near fences, slopes and roads where errosion can possibly occur. Things like ditches can be filled in with rocks and other organic matter to stop the errosion and control the water flow. We’ve already made one trip with the tractor to fill in a ditch with rocks we collected from around the property. Eric says when water flows down hill, it picks up speed. It’s important to slow it down because it can cause the errosion. Keeping an eye out and observing conditions like these will help maintain them before they get to be bigger problems.

I have a really good feeling about managing the 32 acres here. Sure, it’s a lot of work, but if you stay on top of things, it can be managed by 2 people. Some of the maintenance we’re doing will save us work in the Springtime when there are alot more bugs and the temperatures are warmer.

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