Since my last post a week ago, we have had ten drops of rain. That is it.
It was most exciting a few days ago when the clouds were dark and thick and there was thunder in the distance and suddenly Senor stood and ran for cover...................only to discover it was Cookies clawing the rug. Well....................said Senor....................it sounded like rain.
Most of our cloudy days have been like the photo below. Nothing more, but with Hurricane Alex about to make landfall on the eastern coast of Mexico, we may just get some rain soon.
As I mentioned in the last post, we discovered we truly can get live soccer on the internet. We have watched soccer daily now since June 14th. What a life!
You are either a fan or not a fan, but we could run the fan club for any of the teams, those eliminated and those still in the rounds.
Soccer is not too importante in Sonora. Baseball and boxing are more important, however soccer is big in many other states and Mexico produced a game booklet which also is a lottery of sorts, but I have not figured out how one would play it. So, I use it for score keeping. Mostly it is full of glossy photos of skimpily clad girls who look like they have been run over by wild animals. But it is a fun little score keeping tool.
When we have had breaks from watching soccer we have actually run outside and done a little work.
Senor suggested, after seeing me painting the cupboards, that it might be time for me to paint the portal vigas. So, in between yesterday's two games, I did that. Then while we watched the afternoon game, Umberto and Chuey began placing the placas.
We are pretty sure we are the only people in town with white-washed herringbone placas.
Also, while we have been watching soccer, Umberto and Chuey have finished the concrete columns in the north wall. Senor is always out there, working with them, pouring the concrete, troweling it down. So, I am sure they wonder what we are doing in here. Umberto is deaf, so he would not hear us yelling and screaming as a goal is scored. Chuey listens to ranchero music on his cell phone and totally ignores us unless we are communicating with him verbally.
Tomorrow, they will begin adding the cap to the wall. It will be like the one below. Senor will work with them, as there are game breaks today and tomorrow.
With the game break on, I have also finished a few things. And I have started a few new things.
I completed painting and glossing the candlestick holder. Senor still thinks it is a kindergarten craft project. I like it, but it will need a different candle someday.
A wonderful lady offered me the use of her 'how to paint wood furniture' books. They are full of design stencils. Unfortunately, all of the directions for painting are in German. I went and bought carbon paper at the Mercado and will copy the designs onto the cupboards and just cross my fingers and paint.
Below are the some of the designs I plan to use. It is going to be very busy. I think that lots and lots of different designs will help hide my mistakes.
While I was at the Mercado, I decided to make a bedspread for the bed. Now, this is a very long term project. But I think it will work, don't you? Below is the first embroidery attempt since 1970, when my sister and I removed the leather tops of our Dr. Scholl's and replaced them with these cute strips of muslin that we embroidered.
So, tomorrow is another FREE day and I should stay out of the Mercado. Who knows what other project I might come up with.......
I'll leave you with this. On June 18th, we celebrated two years of living permanently in Mexico. As I have said many times, I don't know where the time goes here.