Sandy (and her husband Jerry). I don't see a blog for Sandy, but according to her profile, they bought a 2006 Sunseeker 2200 motor home in July of 2011. "We love it and enjoy going camping at the beach not far from our home in Ventura Ca. We are both retired and next summer hope to travel for a month or so at a time. We have an adorable little 5 lb. deer chihuahua named Lucy. She is a great little traveler." Wow, almost my story, except the Jerry part. I love my 2006 Sunseeker 2200, too, and I'm glad you feel the same. Welcome!
... and Dean. Dean has a photo, but I can't bring up a profile, so it doesn't look like he has a blog, either. Thanks for following along with Me and Katie on our travels, Dean. Welcome aboard!
NOTE: I had a comment from Dean with the link to his blog, Dean and Val's Adventures. You've got to check it out! His current post from Sunday has photos and an explanation of how they receive their water at their house, they receive "flood irrigation." I've never heard of that, but it's kind of cool. And I think they have a GOAT named Buster! The previous post has photos of their fold down, hard sided travel trailer. Thanks for your comment, Dean.
It rained last night. This morning is cooler and cloudy.
Since yesterday afternoon I've seen four police cars with red and blue lights blinking, pulling cars into this parking lot and giving them tickets. I think the street in front of the casino, long and straight, must be a good place to risk speeding.
I also saw a man jump up on the running board of a large, nice looking rig, and pound it's windows and door. He really beat up that truck, then jumped down and continued on into the casino.
I've seen two couples fighting, one couple on Saturday and another this morning, yelling, calling names and throwing accusations at volumes I could hear even from quite a distance. The first man was throwing things at the woman - like pebbles. I had my camera out just in case, but he jumped on his bike and pedaled away. Interesting what you see when you live in a parking lot. :)
Those things didn't feel scary and I didn't feel threatened. I was far enough away to be well out of their issues, but kept a watchful eye; just in case someone needed help I would have called 911. Speaking of keeping a watchful eye, sometimes I feel like the nosy old neighbor, you know the type? Always spying on her neighbors. But when I hear something or a movement catches the corner of my eye, I look out the window. Whether it's a bird, animal or people. I'm not really being nosy, it's life. Well, here's the new "eye in the sky" in our neighborhood:
Gavin: Mom, where do babies come from?
Me: Do you remember where Graydin came from?
Gavin: Your tummy, but how do they get there?
Me: Well...mommys and daddys make babies. How do you think babies are made?
Gavin: God makes them?
Me: (sigh of relief) Yes!!! God gave us the ability to make babies.
Gavin: So, if it wasn't for you and daddy I would not be here?
Me: That's right. Mom and dad decided we wanted you and we made you. Does that make sense?
Gavin: Yeah... Mom are the sun and moon the same?
Me: Oh yes, let's move on to universe questions!!! I like those questions. :)
Little guy walking along outside the restaurant:
Wow, this new TV is GREAT! I got it at Walmart, it's a Sanyo 18.5" HDTV LDC. I carried it to The Palms in the parking lot, and changed it out with the old one. I was surprised how easy it was to take the old one down and install the new one. The only problem was I couldn't reach some deeply set screws to take off a plastic part that's used with the stand. Since I am hanging it, I had to take that part out. My screwdrivers have bits that fit into the screwdriver, making that fitted part wider, and it wouldn't fit down into the hole where the screws were. I did this in the parking lot, in case it didn't fit I wanted to be able to return it, so I went back in and bought two Phillips screw drivers, less than $1 each. Then the rest was easy.
It is such a cleaner install, the old TV with the converter had more wires and plugs, I ended up with a lot of connections that I didn't need. The picture is like the difference between black and white TV and color TV. I've never had an HDTV, and at first it looked like it was 3D. Really nice. So we're back in business.
I also got a new kitchen faucet double swivel spray. I've been wanting once since I moved in, but I didn't think it would fit. When I saw it at Walmart, I bought it just in case, and when I unscrewed the end of the faucet, the new one screwed right on. Now I can easily spray the sink from corner to corner.
So, two new fixes today, easily installed, to make life better.
I took Katie to Petco to have her nails clipped, we usually go to Petsmart for that, but when I saw the Petco, we walked over. The woman in the dog salon said they can't clip her nails unless they have a file on Katie from previous visits, or we have to bring in proof of a current Rabies shot. To cut her nails? I have all her current medical info in The Palms, but didn't feel like walking over to get it and walking back, so we just left.
This felt like a busy day and I'm tired. Now I'm going to relax and watch my new TV.
From Me and Katie, have a great Monday evening, everyone! :)