I left San Felipe about 7:30 in the morning Tuesday and got to central Tucson by 4:30 just in time for the commuter rush. I wanted a cheap motel to stay at and picked Day’s Inn. The place has seen better days a long time ago. I won’t stay there again. I’ll get another room for tonight in some other hopefully nicer motel.
I got on-line this am and got the utilities turned off as of the 14th of December. I still have to get the water turned off. I got the insurance for the house stopped for the same date. Then a visit to the title company, where I was a total surprise to the lady doing the closing as she hasn’t received the documents from the mortgage company or the agency helping the seller buy the house. We had a talk and the only thing I had to sign in person was the deed. The rest can be emailed to me so I can sign and return to her. I just thought of something I hope my printer works
I also found that I had to set up a wire transfer with my bank so I can get the money sent to my account and it has to be a wire transfer. So, off to the bank I went and hopefully this has gone through without any problems.
Then I realized I had to pay for some work on the house and had not written down their name and address so here I am at Starbucks using their WIFI to find the address thank goodness for Starbucks. I also am having lunch here. I got out of truck just two doors down from Starbucks and a young man with an old lady in tow hit me up for lunch and being the soft touch I am bought them lunch the said they were waiting to get into a shelter. If true, what a bummer to be homeless and old having no place to live and begging for money from strangers. Ya, I’m a softy !
I had to get some parts for my truck it seems my front end is worn to badly to keep it in alignment so I have a shopping list from my mechanic. I was expecting a higher bill than I got so I’m happy. I also did some shopping at Walgreens they have the most amazing stuff from time to time I just love wandering through the store and looking at all the new things for sale.
I left Tucson yesterday morning and after what seemed like the most boring ride I arrived in El Centro around 3:30 PM. I checked into my motel another older establishment that needs work. The price is right and they know me there and will accept packages for me. I checked the room out and as expected it wasn’t spectacular but clean. I then went to Wal-Mart; the place looked like it had been stirred with an oar! I had my list and did my best to get everything but I ran out of energy and checked out. I then went to Sizzler for dinner where I almost lost my debit card. A nice young lady who worked there brought it to me and when I left I gave her a tip. I don’t think she gets many tips there.
The following morning I went to breakfast and who should be there but my next-door neighbors and their daughter so we had breakfast together. Later I ran into them several times at Wal-Mart as I finished my shopping. The border crossing was uneventful and the drive to San Felipe was very routine; not complaining mind you ! It was wonderful to be home at last and to be welcomed by my neighbors it always catches me by surprise when I’m missed. Why it is a surprise is a long story left to another blog sometime.
I caught up on my email and the house in Tucson should close monday maybe Tuesday as long as it does close and I can put this episode behind me and get on with my real life 🙂