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.

Friday, February 6, 2009

To be continued.................



So, I think it looks fine, but senor says no more. We will use the capital, of course. Perhaps we can put it on top of the very last column at the far end of the house, or maybe a pretty bouganvilla or trumpet vine will one day cover it up. I know he likes the tile, he just does not like it in the capital.......................so, I will fire them up strictly for the bathroom, for now.
I asked him if I could sign my name on the capitals, like a little initial or something.
He said no.

Below, senor has returned (yesterday) with the new jigsaw and is cutting cornice forms. After cutting the wood cornice shapes, he has used them to create the thing below. I'm not sure what it is exactly, but does it look like something concrete will go in?
He was absolutely shocked to read that I find this capital making stuff rather boring. I asked him what he was doing reading the blog...... he never reads the blog.






The under side of this new form. Is that duct tape?????????????????????
I JUST REALIZED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At dinner the other night senor was complaining about the wood forms and how quickly they warp down here. I SUGGESTED he make a plastic form.
he said..............and how would I keep that together...........i said..............duct tape.
he said........... no way.
He just used my idea and I did not realize it until I put on this picture.
I just went out to the stable and said........THAT'S MY IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU USED MY IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HE said....nope, it's my idea................
I can hardly believe this. I did not see the photo of the underside until I just put it on the screen. I just went back out to the stable. He still insists it is not my idea, it is his. IT IS NOT!!!!
I told him I am blogging this right now. He said................i made this days ago..........i said...you did not! you burned out your jig saw and had to go get a new one! you made that yesterday! and you used my idea..............................
DO NOT WORRY! I WILL NOT LET THIS ONE GO! I, ME, WHO IS BORED WITH CAPITALS, MADE A CONSTRUCTION SUGGESTION AND SENOR IS USING IT AND CLAIMING IT IS HIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO SMART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
to be continued.............................















1 comment:

Nancy said...

You are so funny! I bet he admits it to you soon, too, especially now that it's out in public! Ha!

I had a sort of similar experience, with my ex husband. We were excited to find a house in our neighborhood that was being torn down and since we were restoring a 1907 Craftsman in Ballard we always needed something. This house had amazing box beams in one room and we coveted them for our downstairs "library." So HE couldn't figure out how to dismantle the damned things since of course they were in there tight and had been there forever. I came up with the idea of using our car jacks and wood and basically jacking them apart until we could get the sawzall in there to cut the nails. Worked like a charm! But did I ever get credit? Only when I chimed up about it!

So you're not alone!

Cheers, Nancy