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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wet Heavy Clothes

Buen dia!
It is beautiful here, warm, but not too hot, a gentle breeze, very nice.

The Amapas are coming out on the hillsides. They are not in full bloom yet. I think maybe this weekend or next week.

And yet another new rose. This one smells and does not stand upright, it is a little leggy, almost wispy. I think it is a climbing rose, but the man who sold it to me said, oh no, it does not climb. We will see.

Little white butterflies are flittering through the yard, the vermillion flycatchers are in the mesquite. So still and quiet, they must be having a siesta. Cookies is asleep on the cool shaded concrete and the breeze is rustling the plumeria leaves. The limon tree is in bloom and the sweet scent of a very delicate perfume is floating in through the open door.
Somewhere in the distance a rooster is crowing and a cow's bell is tinkling. It is a very nice day.

And Senor is playing bridge.......

Before he left, I asked him to hook up the washing maching so I could use it.
Below you can see it is hooked up. The long PVC pipe goes from the machine, on the other side of the window, through the torn screen, and out to the yard. The water drains out of the machine, into the pipe and out to the yard..........................perfect plan..................keeps the limon tree, the amapa, the gardenia and some of the herbs nice and wet.

I filled up the washing machine which now has only one working cycle (the other four are broken). After the usual twenty minutes it takes to fill a medium wash load I noticed the yard was looking pretty wet. So, after checking the machine I realized it was not even filling with water. The water was just flowing from the machine and out the pipe to the yard. I had just watered those plants for twenty minutes.
After turning off the machine I attempted to fill it again. As I watched, again the water went straight out the pipe.
I tried one of the non working cycles just in case they might have decided to work again. Nothing.
So I am now wishing Senor was not at bridge playing until possibly five pm because there is a broken washing machine here, full of wet heavy clothes...................


1st Mate said...

pobrecita, you need a new washing machine.

Jacqui said...

Your new irrigation system is very 'Heath Robinson'. We just use a hosepipe here!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

I am excited to say by the time Senor got home, I had the rinse cycle working and am expecting more progress today. LL

Jacqui said...

Did you get a chance to wash as well or only rinse? And icing on the cake? A spin cycle?

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

yikes! Hope it is all back to working by now! The new Rose is Beautiful! You are really making me want to go shop for new rose bushes!
Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

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