Tomorrow at 10:00 Katie is going to the vet for her annual exam, rabies shot and the other vaccines that are due. I'm also going to have them look at her nose. Today after one of our walks we got back and I looked at her, and both of her nostrils were brown. But... it looked like dirt, and it wasn't all there before our walk. I got some foaming soap and warm water on a washcloth and carefully washed off her nose, and - what do you know? - it all came off. Now I'm wondering if the brown spots are just dirt that stuck on her nose when we were walking and she was sniffing the ground. If her nose was running, maybe some of the dirt and dust stuck. So we'll see tomorrow.
Then around 1:00 a company staying in the park for a Safari RV Rally is coming over to weigh The Palms. They weigh each wheel and then will give me a report. I've been told with the size of my rig there's no way I can be overweight, but I want to make sure, and also make sure we are balanced. If we're good, then I won't worry anymore, if there's something that needs to be fixed, then I can fix it.
Then on Friday I'm getting my hair cut. The woman across from our site is a hairdresser, and she's going to cut my hair for me. She said she charges $10, but I said I'd give her $15, $10 doesn't seem like enough. That's still less than anywhere else I can get my hair cut, and I usually give them a $5 tip at the cheap hair chains, so I'll just consider the extra $5 to be a tip. It's still cheap.
Monday around 9:00 another company is coming by to give The Palms a wash and wax. He charges $150 for a small rig, $175 for a larger one. That's what I paid last year at Santee Lakes RV Park in San Diego. The owner came over to look the rig over and give me an estimate. I wasn't sure about him doing the roof since I have the solar up there now, and I was worried about it. He said we should definitely do the roof, otherwise the dirt on the roof drips down the sides, leaving streaks on the clean rig. He said they would be very careful up there. I told him I wanted him, the owner, to do the work and would wait until he had a free appointment. I've been wanting to get The Palms clean and waxed for a while, so it will be good to get this done.
My neighbor checked my tire pressure this evening, and they were good. The rear tires were a little low, but he said they are fine. He checked the front and rear inside tires, but we couldn't find the valve for the rear outside tires. He said maybe the hubcaps need to be removed to check those tires. I think I'll hop on one of the forums and see if the answer is there. But at least I know I'm good on 4 out of 6 tires so far.
I got a couple of bird feeders, one for finches and a new hummer feeder. Unfortunately I don't have a tree in my site and there's nothing to hang the feeders from, so I also bought two window holders with two suction cups. They will hold up to five pounds, so I put each feeder on one.
It was interesting to watch the finches, but they were making such a mess on the rug and concrete pad below the window, they were covered with little black seeds. I finally took that one down and stored it for when I'm in the forest or desert. I put the other hummingbird feeder there, so now I have two hummer feeders up. I'm not getting many hummingbirds yet. The man across from me found a hummer laying on the concrete, and he picked it up. It has a purple band around it's neck and was very pretty. He put it in a bush, and it later flew away.
There are a lot of birds here, mostly small ones, and the birdsong in the morning is really nice.
Katie is always extra ready to go outside, in fact she bugs me a couple of times a day - and it's not for a potty break. She loves chasing after the lizards that hang out under the rocks and bushes here. There are tons of them. It's kind of hard on Katie since she is on a leash, but she doesn't give up. I was outside reading my Kindle the other day and Katie just stood "on guard" watching the bush behind The Palms.
Boy, are these guys fast. I don't know if Katie could catch one if she wasn't leashed.
This Green-tailed Towhee (thank you, Sondra!) was around the dog park area - he was really pretty, lots of different colors.
Cottonwood tree in the park.
Pretty terrain across the street from this RV park. One of the volunteers said there are fossil imprints in the soft white rocks in this area. Katie and I walked over and checked it out, but we didn't find any.
I'm interested in getting results from our two appointments tomorrow. I'll let you know what happens.
From Me and Katie, have great Wednesday evening, everyone! :)