Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 8 years. Okay, okay, now it's been 9 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Kitchen here today...... gone tomorrow

This is the morning shot from the top of Tolt Hill. The valley is filled with fog, while the world above it is bathed in beautiful sunshine. The northwest is so pretty. I will really miss it, but I can't wait to get outta dodge.......it is 33 degrees this morning.......
Look at the photo below. This is my kitchen and I have cooked in it for 22 years, well as I have mentioned Bill does most of the cooking, but I get to say I baked cookies for bake sales and birthday cakes for birthdays and pies for auctions and used the microwave alot to reheat old coffee and did alot of artwork with KD and Ian on those tile countertops. If there's a mark on them, I know who it came from and when it was made.
see Bill cook....
see Carlos and Juan take out kitchen........
empty kitchen
sad, empty kitchen

I almost cannot believe we are doing this. We have no kitchen. On the first night we had chinese take out, I think I cried through the feast. I am adjusted now, it's all good, Bill is back to grilling outside, no more take out for now, the cats are totally freaked out, but wait till they see their new leashes I bought for them......
Well, Bill went to the Mexican Consulate and I guess my great idea of lista de casa gets a big fat F. We are being told that we have to do the menaje de casa and get a customs broker as well before we cross the border.
lah de dah, I guess if they say so.
So, I am up to box numero 30 and trying to get things ready for the moving sale in late February. In the meantime, I have realized that our house will never look the same now. It will never be clean and tidy so that I can sit on the living room couch and read a magazine, because the couch is covered in boxes and the floor is covered as well...there is a little layer of dust on everything and most of the artwork and photos on the walls have come down. It is almost an eerie feeling, yet kind of exciting, but I guess more eerie than exciting because I know it's going to look this way for awhile and after the moving sale in late February, well, it might just look scary....like a ghost house.
I wonder what they are doing to Durango #9, hopefully someone is busy cleaning and removing garbage and years of belongings and all those layers of dust.....
oh, me, it's a little intense...

1 comment:

hwambach said...

I just tripped over your blog today. We live in Edmonds (Woodway actually) And have been going down to Alamos for about the last four years. We finally took the plunge a year ago and purchased a place. Now we're in the process of getting ready to get ready ;-) I'm really impressed with the speed of your resolve. Good luck and hope to see you down there. BTW-is your new place the piece next to Kim Rynd's place?
Hal and Anne Wambach
http://www.casaalamos.blogspot.com