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.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Is This Your Donkey?

Last week we met at the Navojoa Notary Public and signed the papers and paid for our casa. We met Senor Soto, the owner and I gave him a hug and kiss when we parted. He gave me a kiss on the cheek and squeezed my hand...... it is hard to sell the home where you have raised a family and lived FOREVER...His wife passed away a year ago and that made it even more difficult, I think...his sons were there to help him......I liked Senor Soto very much. He is going to take our money and go on a very long vacation, he said....








We are staying in Navajoa, where we aren't supposed to have the cats, but they know we have them and we are here still anyway, after a week. We are waiting for the deed to the casa. Once we have the deed we will be able to get our utilities turned on and have some fans going and get a mattress and stay all the time in the casa while we begin to work on it.
In the meantime, we are up at 5am and driving the 50 km to Alamos and working on various things or just sitting around..we have one camp chair and a bucket to sit on....
The cats have hiding places within the casa, and they are getting used to being left alone as we walk to town for lunch or to shop or do business.

We have started to work on the casa. We are knocking out walls, having trash removed. We are getting bids for having a brick wall built around the property.

This bricked in window below is in the kitchen which will become a bathroom.


Bill is getting rid of the bricked in window....
Bricked in window is now gone. Towel covers the fireplace where the cats are hiding as we work....


So, we don't like this bricked in stuff either, so it is going away and we plan to re do this area with a style more traditional to other structures in Alamos.....







Brick is gone in the photo below. Eventually much of this will be adobe walled and then a portal will be attached.
Today we went to see the bricks being made. It is late now in the evening and I will not go into great detail about how they are made. Maybe the photos will speak for themselves????
Mixing the dirt below and filling the form.......
removing the form and there you have.....bricks which would be adobe if they were not fired. bricks laying in the sun for about 2 days to dry....
below, the bricks are stacked and in between the stacks the fires are built. More importantly, a donkey has been living in our casa. We have been cleaning up after him for several days now. Today I patched the broken fence with chicken wire which will be temporary until the adobe wall is built. In the meantime, if this is your donkey, will you please come and get him??????



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