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