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 30, 2010

Hmmm, Hmmmm Good!

Hola! There is a storm brewing. We have some clouds rolling in and I am happy to say that we have had about four really good afternoon storms this week. What I am not happy about is that I spent most of those days in bed with a terrible bronchial cold.

On Friday morning I told Senor I had to have an inhaler or I had to go to the IMSS clinic.
I could barely breathe and it was a little on the scary side.
Senor left me wondering where I put the clinic papers and returned with an inhaler. I was better within minutes.

I have chronic bronchitis, but have not had much of a problem with it in over ten years. I used to fight my Washington doctor to get an inhaler. No, that is abuse of an inhaler and you do not have asthma, he would say. I eventually found a doctor to prescribe an inhaler, but like I said, I have not this kind of problem in a long time.

But I know for a fact if I use one, I get better faster and evidently, you can just buy them over the counter here.

So what might once have been a two week bronchitis attack and once, sixty three days of laryngitis, at Christmas time, will never be again. Because I am in Mexico and I have an inhaler! I am very happy and on the quick mend.
The yard is now jungle territory and today, with more energy than I have had in four days, I checked a few things out.

Lift off has occurred at the homeland.

I was able to finally get some close ups of the nest. You can see some of the seeds and pods, pieces of bark, and most interestingly, the spider webs mama used to build this sturdy little home.

I think the little brown droppings are hummingbird poop! Never in my life did it occur to me that I would be taking photos of hummingbird guano. How exciting!

When we were last in Obregon, I discovered hummingbird feeders for sale at Home Depot. Today I finally made my sugar water, 4 parts water to 1 part sugar, and I bring it just to what I call the 'snapping point', where the water starts to pop a little and is getting real close to boiling. Then I turn off the burner and let it sit until it cools.
So, now, just in case Mama BoPeep and babies Roy and Eugene, are hungry and still hanging around these parts, they can have some of my hmmm, hmmm, good, sugar water!

Thunder! Lightning........and the clothes are on the line! gotta go! adios, linda lou


~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Yikes - how scary for you. Glad you got the inhaler & great news that you are better....stay well!! Those baby birds flew the coop fast!

Susan Erickson said...

How fortunate to have a hummingbird nest.It looks fascinating... I always have trouble with ants when I put out the feeders. Nobody else does but me it seems.....hope you stay healthy....take care!

Jacqui said...

I understand the relief an inhaler can bring almost instantly, although I need mine rarely. I have asthma which is triggered by pollen, so hubby gets out of buying me flowers as I cannot have them in the house. In Spain I could also buy them over the counter, here I have to get a prescription from the doctor and attend asthma clinics! I hope you stay well.

Mike Nickell and Cynthia Johnson said...

Hi Linda Lou - I hope you got your clothes off the line in time. It POURED AND POURED here yesterday and we actually built a fire to stay warm! But the sun is back today. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Hola! thanks for the comments. I do miss the little birds. What a great thing it was to watch. I am feeling better and the inhaler definitely helped! Lots fo rain here in the past few days! LL