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, May 1, 2009

Pile of Rubble

Buen Dia! As days get longer and the sun continues to move north we just keep getting the most gorgeous sunsets. Wispy clouds are filling the sky throughout the day and by the time the sun sets, the colors are brilliant. This was a soft mix of pastel colors.


I have heard no reports of illness here in Alamos. The paper has not reported any cases of flu in any part of Sonora.

Both yesterday and today, town does seem a little more quiet than usual.
Many people have a three day holiday because of Dia de Trabajo (labor or work day). There was garbage pick up on Dia de Trabajo ( friday) and the men who sweep the city streets were hard at work, both yesterday and today.

There was no Dia de Trabajo parade as I had heard was planned. I don't see anyone wearing masks. Schools have been closed since Thursday. That is about the extent of what I see in Alamos regarding the flu outbreak.

We did not celebrate Labor Day. Bill just kept right on working. He and our helper are making lots of rebar forms.
Rebar is delivered as it is shown in the photo below....strands about 40 feet in length. Bill uses a saw and cuts them into the lengths he needs.Below, other metal, which he also cuts into various lengths, will be wrapped and hammered around the metal posts on the board in the second photo below.
In this case they are hammered into squares that will hold the rebar together.



The metal in the photo below was hammered into a tringular shape and then, wired to the rebar to hold it together. These pieces of rebar will become a wall.

We are beginning to lay the rebar and concrete forms for the floor of the portal.


Another roof has been removed. See those wispy clouds?





And the pile of rubble continues to grow. Senor is certain he is going to need that rubble for something.









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