Things have been crazy around here the last few weeks, and any semblance of a daily routine has been thrown right out the window. I'm just going with the flow, and enjoying the adventure.
It all started with my husband's unexpected trip to the border. He went to work last Monday, and at lunch he was told that there was an urgent welding job that needed to be completed that week in Nogales, AZ. Their welder was injured and unable to complete the job, so my husband came home, threw some clothes in a bag, and headed off to make the 5 hour trip to the Mexican Border.
When he's gone, my work doubles on the home-front. I kissed him goodbye, rolled up my sleeves, and plowed through the chores. He took a camera along to take some pictures so I could see just exactly how close to Mexico he was.
That's a BIG border fence.
Below, are some pictures of the colorful houses across the Mexican border. Pink and blue houses must be a home owners' association nightmare! Just kidding.
Here's the port of entry for trucks. My husband was so close to Mexico that his phone wouldn't work because he didn't have an international calling plan.
The only bright spot to having my husband working on the border is the abundance of delicious Mexican food. He gets to eat it day and night, and he brings some home for me too. Unfortunately, in the four months since he was last there, his favorite Mexican food spot burned down. This sign is all that is left of it. I've been in the depths of despair about it. Why? Because it had the best re-fried beans in the world! No "Pete's Kitchen" = No beans for me. And we all know about my love affair with the Lowly Frijolo.
The good news: they're going to rebuild!
When my husband came home, it was like Christmas! He brought us 5 dozen tortillas to freeze, several pints of re-fried beans from another restaurant, and some fresh Horchata (a sweet rice/cinnamon drink). We had a celebratory feast that night with all of our loot.
After he got home, I had a few days to wash his clothes before he was off again...this time for elk hunting!