Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 10 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.

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Things I Wanted to Tell You

I had difficulty getting any photos to upload with Border Crossing Two and I wanted to tell you about much more than just the border crossing.

So, finally, a few photos have popped up out of the blue Mexico sky...............

SO you get to see my NEW TOY!!!!!!


It is in the house's old kitchen, which will one day be my new bathroom. We weren't going to get one, they are very pricey here, and the viejo senora lady at the end of our street does laundry, so we thought we would just keep using her. BUT I haven't been getting back all of my laundry...and when I go there looking for it, the viejo senora lady that does my laundry is on a viajo...

We saw this machine at the grocery store in Navajoa, and we bought it for $3,350 pesos (roughly $335 US dollars). We brought it home, hooked it up and I did laundry right away. I hung all the clothes to dry on the line out under the plumeria trees and 10 minutes later I looked out and the line had collapsed. I salvaged all the clothes, brushed them off and rehung them just in time for the huge monsoon that always floods the room that used to be the old kitchen that will one day be my new bathroom.

So the machine works great. You just have to have good timing and good clothesline rope for the end result.
Below the clothes are hanging nicely like they should on the clothesline. Obviously, I wasn't going to photograph them all lying on the ground...

then, the sky darkened.....this is looking onto our backyard (notice we gave our palm tree a haircut)in the photo below, it is about 3pm and shortly thereafter, came the monsoon......the adobe wall is at the very back of our property...there is a small gate that we have closed up. The gate leads to a little man's one room casa. in the photo below, you can see the rain pouring out of the canali (the drain spout from the roof)this last photo was taken about 6:45, after the rain and right before dark, which is now around 7pm....Bill has just popped into the internet cafe to see if I am ready to go. I sent him to the market for an avocado which will cost him 5 pesos. I asked him what he had been doing back at the house...laundry, he said.......


1 comment:

1st Mate said...

Isn't that a pretty evening sky color. Almost makes up for all the frustrations of doing your first wash in the new machine.

I noticed you have fire ants. The Capt googled them and said aspertame (that's right, fake sugar) is supposed to kill them.