Call From Home Security System ——- Rush Home

Monday, April 28th

Headed out of El Paso today for Deming, NM. Thankfully we only wanted to go as far as Deming, the winds rose fast and it would have been very hard to continue on. Traffic in El Paso was easy since we followed sage advice Connie’s Aunt Nikki gave her “Drive between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. to miss the Mad Rush in the San Francisco Bay Area.” We applied her advice and glided through El Paso. We did see a big rig brake in front of us and start swerving to the left. With disbelief we saw this yellow 18 wheeler heading against traffic on the highway.

Whoa, you're going the wrong way.
Whoa, you’re going the wrong way.

OMGosh!!! Then we realized it was actually moving with traffic and being towed. WHEW!!! When we were closer we did see small flashing red lights on the trucks grill. You would think they would have REALLY BIG RED LIGHTS. I’m sure the truck driver and us were not the only folks freaked out. Even the rest stop Roadrunner took a second look.

Roadside roadrunner
“What the heck?”

We did luck out once we arrived in Deming. We found a new restaurant the “Rancher’s Grill”. The steak was some of the best we have had in a long time, and the salad bar was fantastic.

Rancher's Grill Deming, New Mexico
Rancher’s Grill Deming, New Mexico

The restaurant is easily accessible with plenty of parking in the back for an RV.

RV parking at Rancher's Grill
RV parking at Rancher’s Grill

We rode out the windy day at an Escapees Park “Dreamcatcher RV” in Deming. It is a quiet park with level gravel parking, clean restrooms/showers, and friendly people.

Tuesday, April 29th

We woke up this morning with howling winds – surprise, surprise! We also woke up to missed phone calls from ADT (our home security system). The house alarm went off around midnight, and we both missed the call. So did our good friend Matthew who is our contact when we are away. When ADT could not get in touch with any of us they had the local Sheriff check and secure the house. The Sheriff report said the front door was wide open but nothing seemed to be disturbed. Maybe the wind blew the door open or someone was scared off by the alarm. Big sigh of relief as we decided to head straight home with out any other stops.

The sign may not be a deterrent!
The sign may not be a deterrent!

The winds were still blowing hard, but Connie handled them like a champ. Lisa has stopped at a restaurant in Lordsburg, NM every year on her way to and from Dallas. Connie was nice enough to forego breakfast (we each had a banana) so we could eat at one of Lisa’s favorite restaurants. Kranberry’s is a nice place with both American and Mexican food on the menu. They have some pretty good baked goods, too.  Like brownies, cobblers, sticky and cinnamon buns.  (I know it seems like all we did was drive and eat. Yep, pretty much.) If you are ever driving through Lordsburg we highly recommend stopping in for a bite to eat.

Kranberry's Restaurant 1405 Main St.  Lordsburg, NM Exit 82 off of I-10
Kranberry’s Restaurant
1405 Main St.
Lordsburg, NM
Exit 82 off of I-10

After a great lunch, we continued on I-10 west past Wilcox and then turned off on HWY 191 South towards the house. Arizona Lizards were back in the familiar landscape and dry conditions of the desert. Ahhhhhhhhh.  That means the house was not far away.

Highway 191 two lanes with hardly any traffic
Highway 191- nice quiet two lane country road.
Definitely back in Arizona
Definitely back in Arizona
Arizona even looks great through dirty windows
Arizona even looks great through dirty windows

We made it home in time to enjoy a quiet evening without the thought of another windy days drive!

Wednesday, April 29th

Up and about early. We have a lot to accomplish by the time the Auctioneers arrive on the 26th of May to start tagging the items in the house. We made time for breakfast at the Morning Star Cafe. This is one of the places we will definitely miss once we leave Arizona.

Morning Star Cafe 10428 East Hwy 92 Palominas, AZ
Morning Star Cafe
10428 East Hwy 92
Palominas, AZ
Brenda and Matthew Pratt Great restaurant owners and even better friends
Brenda and Matthew Pratt
Great restaurant owners and even better friends

Once home from breakfast it was time to assess the property and see the changes that were taking place.

The weeds are already taking over!
The weeds are already taking over!
The backyard is seriously overgrown!
The backyard is seriously overgrown!
Palm trees need a trimming
Palm trees need a trimming
The Ocotillo is in full bloom
The Ocotillo is in full bloom

One of the first tasks to take care of – getting rid of a heck of a lot of splattered Texas bugs from the front of the RV. Connie usually does this, but today Lisa and Pepper took it on (not that Pepper was a lot of help). While Pepper supervised, Lisa scrubbed away (er, Pepper was slacking off and sleeping) and Connie started working in the yard.

Scrub, scrub, scrub
Scrub, scrub, scrub

Once the front was shiny and clean we put the window Magna Shades in place to help keep the sun out and the curtains from further deterioration.

Magna Shades helping make the RV look spiffy
Magna Shades helping make the RV look spiffy

It was great to get back to the house and find another lizard soaking up the sun.

Giant lizard guarding the entrance to the house
Giant lizard guarding the entrance to the house

That is all for now. Will post more in a few days.

6 thoughts on “Call From Home Security System ——- Rush Home

  1. Carl Becker May 1, 2015 / 12:44 am

    Drive and eat. Sounds like a traveling plan to me.
    Good luck with auction.

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    • arizonalizards May 1, 2015 / 2:39 am

      Carl, we actually rarely eat out. I think this is an anomaly from trying to get home to get the house ready for sale. (Although I do like the places we ate). — Lisa

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  2. Nicole steele May 1, 2015 / 12:36 am

    Glad your all back safe. Tsk tsk you know the ADT can call me. I never missed there calls and have no problems heading over. Glad all was ok and nothing a miss.

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    • arizonalizards May 1, 2015 / 2:39 am

      We know you do fantastic when left in charge. Just thought it would be easier since Matthew lives closer.

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  3. Vickie May 1, 2015 / 12:14 am

    I’ve had that happen (with the truck trying to go backwards). Freaky! It’s interesting to see what the brain will do in situations like that. Mine? Not a lot.

    Beautiful place, Connie. Best of luck with your sale. Love the lizard.

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    • arizonalizards May 1, 2015 / 7:59 pm

      When we see something that shouldn’t be happening it takes a few seconds for the brain to figure it out, at least mine.

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