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.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Roofing Inspector

Hola, we had a great storm yesterday.

It started at three in the morning with alot of lightning and then came the rain. Around six thirty I hopped on new old bike to go to my yoga class and as I went around the corner near the Chalaton barrio a huge crack of lightning came down and the rain started again and I went home as fast as I could. The entire day was overcast and breezy and very comfortable.

Late in the afternoon some boiling clouds appeared to just remind us that the monsoon season is not over yet, but there was no more rain. Okay, so you already know where I am going with this post, but do not get in a hurry and scroll down to see the roof inspector. Just go with me here.................

Senor is so sweet. The other day he brought me a present..............a huge container of paint.
Then he said......................the sooner you paint the vigas in the two side rooms, the sooner we get the roof on. Well, I painted those vigas for those rooms in a single day. I only stopped for a few little breaks. When I was done I noticed a rash all over my arms where I had leaned against painted concrete. I hope I am not allergic to the paint and the vigas.....................

The paint is called espresso and looks great on the vigas. I will have to wait until the light is right to get a good photo of the vigas for you, but the wood forms Senor used for the vigas have made all the wood indentations in the concrete and it is very impressive. Standing below the vigas, you cannot tell they are concrete. It took me a while to get a system down, but after trying a roller and then a paint brush, I discovered that a sponge and a smash, squish and scrub technique works best. It is pretty messy, but that system gets the paint down into any holes caused by air bubbles.

So there, if you are planning to paint any concrete vigas this weekend, remember smash, squish, scrub and you will be done in no time.

Senor has been concentrating on his wiring and junction boxes, both of which need to be done before the roof goes on. Below is his diary of what all these wires are. He usually leaves this out in the Hilton Garden Room overnight. I guess he has it all memorized in case it gets blown away or rained on in a big storm.

Now, I am going to show you all of his wires. They are everywhere..................................
See the styrofoam stacked below? That will be on the roof. But, do notice the wires hanging there, captured in the photo.....................................


The electrical box and alot of wires in the laundry room below..................................



The cute little wood forms used to make the concrete junction boxes are leaning against the wall.....................................





Wires coming out of the tubes........................




Wires and tubes coming out of the beams......................



Wires on top of the vigas and tubes filled with more wires.............................




More wires and wire filled tubes.................................




Some very scary looking wires and tubes are surrounding the painted vigas.........................

Okay, okay, I am done with the wires.....................
So, here is the story.....................
Senor came to me and said.......................the roofing inspector is here........................and knowing the routine now....................................i said..........oh, my, the roofing inspector..........................i did not know we had roofing inspectors here........................what did he say........................











he said.............it's a good thing we aren't in king county anymore...........................
adios! linda lou












4 comments:

Calypso said...

Hard to get anything past those 'inspectors' ;-)

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

TOO funny! All those wires look kinda scary but I KNOW Senor KNOWS what he is doing. Ashes on the ladder is TOO cute! Cabo has figured out how to climb the little ladder in the kitchen to eat Cosmo's cat food!

Jacqui said...

We've some of this to come - but at least we already have a new roof.

glorv1 said...

Hi, just popped in to say hi, returning your visit. Wow, looks like there is a lot of work going on. One day you will look back and say to your husband, "Remember that day when..." and you'll both smile. We are or rather my husband wants to build me a studio out in back, I'm looking forward to that. Right now my studio in in a room in the back of a huge garage. Anyway, have fun with your project and enjoy life. Take care. By the way I love the enclosure leading to your home.