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.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Remember This Day?

Remember this day?
This is how we looked three years ago on this Memorial Day weekend. Loading the truck and the U haul, under a gray and cloudy sky. As a last minute thought that afternoon Senor slipped his fake plastic doves in the back of the truck and how did I miss seeing them until we were just about to go across the border? Imagine my horror at what looked like dead doves fixing to be transported into Mexico.Some days this all seems like yesterday and then, somedays it seems so long ago.
Either way, I can truly report we are still having fun.

And it's been a busy week. Without boring you too much, we have had no water from the city, not counting the days anymore. There is a new rumor that part of the water pipeline that services the city from out near Sabino Lake is missing............whatever.

Senor and Umberto spent the week working on the huge beam that will span the center of the house. Below they are laying the rebar and the electrical cables that will be inside the cement beam.Here the form is up and extra help has arrived and after ten hours the cement has been loaded, bucket by bucket into the wood form. Now I was very excited about this because once that beam is up, the vigas can be laid going west to east and after that, the roof goes on. I say I was excited until Senor said it takes twenty-eight days for the beam to cure. I started to complain and he said to watch it or he would let it just sit there for longer. So I closed my mouth and just went about my business.

And my business has been painting a bread box. I will show you that a different day because I am busy today getting paperwork ready. We are heading up to Guaymus manana to renew our Visas. We generally go to Hermosillo to do this, but we are tired of going there. It is not our favorite town, so we will try going to Guaymus.

Everyone has an opinion about something and we have had folks tell us that you have to always go to the same office to renew. Well that does not make any sense so we will try Guaymus and see what happens. I am more interested in going to the beach for a couple of days. So in between renewing the visas, we are going to take a mini vacation.

So here we are, Memorial Day weekend and once again, we will be on the road and I am sure I will spend a bit of time, thinking about the day we left the Pacific Northwest and set a southerly course.
What a wonderful and exciting adventure. Que le vaya bien, linda lou


Brenda said...

Have a good trip and good luck with the renewals.
You guys always seem to have to renew when new rules are coming out. I don't think this new law is in effect yet though.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...


Brenda said...

Calderon just introduced a new huge immigration law. I am not sure if it is in effect yet; but online people seem to think it will take a few months for immigration to get a handle on it.
I am assuming that they are still going by the old law for now; BUT don't really know.
Link to some of the highlights in English and they have the Spanish link in their post.

Don't worry I doubt that they are using it yet.

Anonymous said...

You will need to drop off your renewal papers and the come back a week later to pick up your visas... You will therefore be getting 2 vacations at the beach!!!!
The new law is mainly for people coming from Guatemala and such into Mexico, as i understand it...

Steve Cotton said...

I remember well those photographs from 3 years ago. I was just getting ready to do the same thing from Salem.

You also gave me a good belly laugh with your "Well that does not make any sense" rule for Mexican immigration requirements. Even though the new computer-based system has sped things up down our way, I doubt "making sense" was ever the goal.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Oh, good grief, Brenda, you were NOT kidding. Thanks for the link, I guess......... There is a new law and yes, Anony, a lot of it concerns southern Mexican border crossings, Guatemala, etc., but A LOT of it also is about no longer having the FM2, FM3, FMN and all that jazz. Getting different types of cards. Jeez..........well yes, it will not happen this time, I am sure. And bahahaha, if it comes down to 2 vacations, I'm good.
Belly laughs are just plain good for us, Steve!!.

Brenda said...

No, I am sure it won't be the new stuff, it will be the same old, same old, ever changing stuff. One thing I noticed last fall when we renewed was that they had a bunch of people who could speak English now, which they never had before. If they are still there lol.
I am sure it will go fine and sheesh for 2 mini vacations it is worth it lol.

You do know the office is not on Garcia Lopez anymore don't you? It is now on Serdan just before Burger King and up a driveway going up a hill. That is if you are coming from the East. It you are coming from San Carlos it is just after the Burger King; but I am sure you know this already.
Have a good trip up here tomorrow.

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Have a SUPER week !

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Harry! Hola! Be sure to see the new post and enter the contest. If you win the pendant, you can always give it away as a gift or hang it in your kitchen window! LL