We are finally home and so happy to be here. Cookies is elated to have us here after nine days of sleeping out in the wild back yard and probably hours of fending off wild cats and skunks and possums and iguanas. He is sleeping and snoring on the bed behind me.
Tonight is Gala Noche for FAOT. If you did not catch the you tube connection I gave you in my last post, you can get it here. My Alamos friend, Emily, who originally posted it says it gives her goose bumps to watch it. Be sure to have your volume up. It WILL give you goosebumps.
I hear the governor is in town and that in general, many, many people are in town. When we stopped at WAL MART in Obregon, I spoke with a man from Arizona who, with his wife, was meeting three other couples in Alamos, for FAOT. They have rented a house and of course,were very excited to get here.
Tonight's gala will be very dressy and after many speeches, FAOT will kick off with mezzosoprano Maria Luisa Tamez.
Below is a link to the program, if you are interested in knowing more.
We will be staying home tonight. The nice thing is we will be able to hear Tamez' voice as the breeze lifts it up and out of the Palacio and magically, right up the hill to us. It should be beautiful.
As soon as we unloaded new old car, Senor said he was off to the hardware store. First I made him pose with the car. He said I was really wasting his time now. In fact he came back only to say the hardware store was out of cement, probably sold the last bag while I was making him pose.
While we were gone, Umberto finished clearing away the old sidewalk on this side of the casa.
The nasturtiums exploded.
Everything has been watered and the dirt has been raked.
Umberto even filled the bird bath with water.
So after such a long day of driving, it was nice to see things neat, tidy, clean and green, and the trumpet vines covered with orange blossoms and the bouganvilla coming over the wall.
It was not so comical when we had to open the door to federales. They expect you to roll down your window. they are serious guys. I made Senor practice how to say.............i am so sorry, my window is broken..........or....the switch is broken, the window will not roll down........or malo, malo switch, bad, bad switch, but he could not remember any of the words when we got to the federales.
Senor is out walking around the yard and casa. Now that we are home he has big construction plans. He says we are going into Phase Two. So there will be a lot going on here in the morning, providing he gets his concrete.
Then around two in the afternoon, we will go to the church to hear the flute and cello concert. Then, most likely a short siesta and some more music in the evening.