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.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What's Goin' On

Hola, the weather is changing here.
It was 50 degrees when Senor went to the Pemex for a coca cola at seven am this morning.

The days are a bit lazy and the sky finally has that yellow tint to it in the evenings, the slight hazy color that tells us fall has definitely arrived here and winter is on its heels.

I have been enjoying a lot of bike rides, in 3 gears. When new old bike began changing gears on its own about two months ago, I took her into the shop. When I picked her up, she was down from a choice of seven gears to five. But I was the one in charge. Then a few weeks ago, she started gearing up or down again on her own, so I returned to the shop. I now have three gears, one high and two low. I am really getting my exercise.

For fall, I thought pink was too bright, so we now have orange flowers on our basket. What's goin on? This past week we have been enjoying some cooler evenings under our portal. We have been getting together with our year 'round friends here and there, enjoying last minute quiet moments , enjoying the last days of summer before what is called the 'season' begins. The season brings, of course, the many foreigners who returned last spring to their other homes for the summer months, it brings Mexican families from other parts of mexico and the United States to spend month long holidays with their Alamos families and it brings fiesta.
When we are not under the portal, you might find us in the bathroom 'to be' and I think we will be there tonight, with a warm fire glowing in the old kiva. The bedroom furniture from the storage unit is beginning to fill up this room and you cannot see most of it, leaning on the opposite wall.

The bedroom 'to be' is almost plastered and we continue to move things from one room to the other, as space is needed for certain projects. Senor thinks we will start the concrete floors and the acid staining soon.

At night, tree frogs gurgle and ribbet and squeak, the skunk continues to climb up and over the coyote fence, sometimes waving his tail briskly in a hello or goodbye. The donkey is still across the street in the rancho and it sounds like maybe one or two more have joined him.

The doves, who left for about a month, are back at the asador in great numbers, eating sprinkled corn and sunflower seeds.

And, the brass band has started up again at Casa de la Cultura. We are excited to hear them as they have a new song and play it over and over and over again. They are preparing for the sixteenth, Dia de la Revolucion.

The Cobash and Paulita school bands are practicing every morning and in the afternoons school boys walk around town playing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, while schoolgirls in their plaid uniforms squeal and run around corners as the boys come near them.
The Bomberos have been seen doing pyramids on top of the fire trucks. The celebration promises to be grandioso.

And, the circus is still in town!
que le vaya bien! linda lou


Mike Nickell and Cynthia Johnson said...

It sounds like your new old bike has a mind of her own! She looks nice with the new flowers. Thanks to your creative idea, I also have flowers in my bike basket.

Calypso said...

Seems like losing gears each visit to the shop is going in the wrong direction - perhaps a different shop.

It really isn't that complicated - derailer bent or loose? Senor is a smart guy and I know he has tools.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Thanks! I think the new flowers look great as well, and Caypso, you are so right, he has the tools, I may need to get him on this project. LL

Dan in NC said...

the bike issues (like John said) seems merely to be a simple adjustment done badly! As to the place? looking GOOD!
takes a while but I'm sure it's going to be worth it in the end..
Dan in NC

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

So much great progress I see in la casa! Great job! And new old bike looks lovely as always - mine doesn't even have gears :-) And I'm in search of a new basket for mine. Can't wait to see YOU in two weeks for turkey day!! xoxo Kax

Jacqui said...

I like your new flowers, the orange matches the autumnal colours we have at the moment, although the leaves are leaving the trees at an alarming rate. Soon winter will be here.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Dan, nice to hear from you and I think you guys are right, just needs an adjustment. Thanks as well for the comments on the new old casa.
Girl, can't wait to see you and Jaqui, I love the orange. I wish I could make them real and plant them in the yard....