And WELCOME also to Maureen F., whose blog, 1961 Nomad, is about restoring her vintage camper named GIZMO. It's going to be really nice when she's done. I'm going to enjoy following your progress, Maureen, thanks for following along with me and Katie.
Me and My Dog has 100 Official Followers! That's really great - I remember when I saw we had our first follower, Wild Blue Yonder, I was so surprised someone would follow my new blog. So much as happened since then. My first blog post was August 9, 2010. I had been following so many RVer's blogs to learn what I could, and there was a LOT of information in your posts. I started commenting, and finally decided to start my own blog so I'd have a record of how I became a full-timer. Here I am - ten months later - living in my RV full time and we have 100 Followers. And over 26,000 page views. It's amazing! Thank you all for following our progress and reading my posts through thick and thin, rants and happiness. I feel like we're part of a large family, and I hope to meet you down the road.
Now, on to my magic hangers - here are the before and after photos:
Of course, I arranged the clothes differently in the "after," and put my shorts in a drawer instead of hanging them, so I had more room. I need one more package of hangers, there are still some old ones, I ran out of the new ones.
They are really different than regular hangars, they are so not-slippery, that it's hard to get clothes on and off them. The clothes sure won't fall off while traveling! But one good thing is that they fit easily in the holes meant for hangers in my closet, and they are easy to put in and take out of the closet. The clothes seem to hang better because they are evenly spaced. But you'll need patience for hanging things up and taking them off the hangers if you use these.
I woke up with a lot of energy for the first time this morning. I cleaned The Palms, Katie and I drove over to the laundry and got that out of the way. While they were drying, Katie and I took a long walk around that area of the park. Lots of nice spaces there. Each part of this large RV park has a different look, there are lakes, streams, concrete with no trees, lots of trees, big grassy areas, well groomed dirt areas, pretty much anything an RVer would want or need. There are tiny spots like mine, and huge ones with lots of area to spread out. There are some very nice rigs here.
I also hung a shampoo/conditioner dispenser in the shower this afternoon. I think that will be easier than having the bottles on the shower floor. I hope it works.
Katie and I started out taking pretty short walks along the shoreline of the lake near us. Yesterday we started going around the lake. It's so much easier to walk in places like this, than on a city street. We actually took two longs walks today. Katie is going to be spoiled.
Here are a couple of photos from our walk this afternoon.
In different places around the lake there are "groups" of different kinds of ducks laying around, enjoying the view of the lake. Kind of nice.
So...yesterday afternoon I'm sitting in The Palms minding my own business when a football hits the rig. There are some kids playing football outside on the street, kicking it to each other. The second time they hit The Palms, I opened the window and asked them to play somewhere else. The third time I TOLD them to play somewhere else and opened the door and asked the woman across the street if these were her boys. She was just standing there talking while her kids were kicking the ball all over the place. I asked her if they could play in another area where there's more room. Once it went under a big rig, the people weren't home, but the kids went under the rig after the ball. They were in and out of everyone's sites.
Then late this afternoon, they start again, but the Dad or some older kid, was tossing the ball to them, and I thought, okay, that's better than kicking it. But the kids weren't good receivers, and it was still going everywhere. I heard a few small bumps, and thought it might be lightly bouncing off The Palms. Katie was nervously doing a low growl, on and off. Then I hear the loud one. I look out the window, and they area all looking in my window at me, waiting. I go out the door, and the older guy apologizes and says it was his fault. The ball was on top of my rig, and he wanted to climb my ladder to get it. I told him he could, and that they should play somewhere else. I told him people weren't supposed to be going in and out of other people's campsites, and he says, "Really?" It's 8:45 and dark out, and I can still hear them outside, but at least they are up the street. I hope they aren't staying long.
Other than that, a really good, productive day. Tomorrow I'm going to do some work for my son - I'm keeping track of the hours I work, and so far it's ZERO. I'm actually looking forward to doing some research tomorrow.
From Me and My Dog, have a great Friday evening, everyone! : )