Our Location today is Deming, New Mexico, U.S.A.
After waking with a leg cramp in the middle of the night I simply took an Extra Strength Tylenol which not only got rid of the cramp but helped me go back to sleep within minutes. Last night’s outside temperature only dropped to 48 F (9 C) so we didn’t even have the fireplace on. Kathy seems to have adjusted to the time changes a little more than myself where I was up by 6:00 MST Kathy managed to stay warm under the blankets until near 7:00 MST.
We could really hear the wind blowing outside the trailer as we ate breakfast, so as soon as it was over we started checking our E-mails and other morning reading. Looking outside we saw clouds of dust blowing by our trailer. When I checked on The Weather Network the temperature had already risen to 57 F (14 C) but the wind was blowing gusts over Thirty MPH.
It was nearing 9:00 and I was just about to get out of my Pajamas when there was a knock on the door. Seeing a Fed-Ex Driver outside I opened the door to find he had our solar panels to deliver. Telling him where to put them I changed in record time. Dave only had the panels themselves to deliver today but as he said at the depot when the people that are loading the trucks see it is full they simply close the door. With each box having its own identification they don’t care that we are only getting part of our order delivered today. He said he’d probably be back tomorrow or Saturday to deliver the rest.
The wind speed had increased to Thirty-Five MPH by that time and it was getting hard to see out the windows. Even with those high winds there were RVers pulling out of the park to hit the road. I had wanted to finish installing the last Stabilizer today but it was hard enough seeing things while standing up but the dust was swirling around at ground level.
Back inside I had to help Kathy to get an issue straightened up with her Online Banking. Kathy is very adamant about monitoring our cards but the one just kept telling her the account didn’t exist. Between phoning the company and resetting the account we finally got it straightened around. After setting up the printer we carry, it took a while to print out all the monthly statements and the receipts of recent purchases.
Rechecking my E-mail account, I had just received a message saying the set of Forgotten Solar Panel Cables would be delivered on Saturday by the USPS. What that meant was that I had to go inform the office there was a package coming their way because they only deliver to the office and not the sites.
|Hard to see the Tumbleweeds we were dodging.|
Back at the trailer the constant sound of the wind banging away on our Slide Toppers was starting to get to Kathy. Since so many of the park residents had suggested we try a certain restaurant while in the area we thought we’d check it out. Following the verbal directions, we had been given we took off down a road that almost ran next to the I-10 Highway. There were very few cars to be seen but we were dodging quite a few Tumbleweeds that were being blown across the wide-open range. Kathy tried taking pictures of the mountains but the dust was so thick it looked as if they were in a fog.
After driving fifteen miles and not finding the restaurant that was only supposed to have been ten miles we came across the Apache Homelands building that had lots of Cars and Semis in its parking lot. This wasn’t the place we had been told about but it was past 1:00 MST and we were hungry. We scanned the Menu Board on the wall and both chose the Indian Taco for lunch. We were wondering what was taking so long to make a simple Taco but ten minutes later we knew why. It was an opened faced Taco you needed to eat with a fork and knife that was the size of the plate. Other customers came and went while we enjoyed our meal that took nearly an hour to eat.
|This is what is called an Indian Taco.|
I'd already started to eat when I remembered the picture.
As we were about to leave we noticed that part of the building is being made into a Museum of Indian History. Pictures of many Indian Chiefs including Geronimo. It showed pictures that were taken at different forts and reserves. It explained the hardships that the natives had to endure while being literally held captives on the reserves under deplorable conditions. Both Kathy and I found this very interesting due to our own native blood lines.
|The mountains hidden by a wall of dust.|
It was nearly 3:00 by the time we got back Home and we were still full from our lunch. The wind was not only battering the Slide Covers but was Rocking the Trailer. (Definitely need to get the Stabilizers finished.) Checking the Weather Network on the computer they were showing wind gusts exceeding Forty-Five MPH. While Kathy did more online research, I started making a special Word Document that we are sure our kids will appreciate next year.
We both had a cup of tea for supper. After the sun set the wind nearly disappeared. After checking the night-time forecast and seeing below freezing temperatures I disconnected our water line and drained the filter. With lower wind speeds and lower temperatures, we are hoping to get a lot more things finished tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!
It’s about time.
Joke of the Day
Some river valleys are absolutely gorges.