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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

They Just Didn't Understand my Spanish

Hola, hola, hola.

I visited with a Mexicano friend this morning and told him I had asked the city to bring water and they did not come.

He came over to the house and made a phone call.
The city came right away with a big truck and we have a full tinaca and a full eljibe. I just can't begin to tell you how good that feels. The man that brought the water said the Senoras in the water oficina did not understand my Spanish. #**# #**# ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

I just did two loads of colorful laundry. I was surprised to see it barely made a dent in the water level. So, after Senor does a load, I think I will do another.........we have not had enough water for laundry in about 2 months. I did a lot of washing last week in the hotel sink. There were no clouds last evening. A lot of wind, but nothing in the sky. We did go and fill our car tinaca twice, but most of the water went for cement mixing and watering and then, up to the house tinaca before the water man came.

I see the first Eastern Pacific hurricane is in route way down near Central America and that the forecast for Alamos is hot and dry.

The locals say that as soon as we see a significant cloud on the top of Mt. Alamos, it will rain. Here is the mountain this afternoon. Hot and dry, no little rain hat up there.
That photo is taken from the street, right outside our gate and to the south, so it is pretty easy for me to run and check the mountain throughout the day. We can also see it from inside the casa, but the spectacular view is at the gate.

We lost three small palm trees, but they were on their way out before we lost water. I think they were just getting too much sun and we couldn't save them from that. Everything else looks pretty good and I have only been watering twice a week, with the exception of potted palms and the roses and the fig. That is an every day event.

I have not watered the El Fuego trees in over a month and still they are blooming, opening outlandish, oversized bright orange flowers against the baby blue sky. The Plumerias are still blooming, their vanilla cinnamon scent is most powerful in the morning and evening, but the largest one is desparate for water.

So, Senor and the cat and I are hanging out inside the bedroom, waiting for the day to cool. Then we will make our evening trek over to the pump station and fill our car tinaca.

Wherever you are, I hope your water situation is good and if you are getting rain, try and save it in some big garbage cans or barrels, something....... I think when the rain gets here, we will be setting the car tinaca outside and just letting it fill. Maybe even buying a few large plastic garbage cans as well, five gallon buckets, whatever I can get my hands on..........

Okay, mi amigos, que tengas buen noche! linda lou


Brenda said...

So glad the city finally delivered some water to you.
About doing laundry, are there no laundry ladies there or are they out of water also?

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

First of all, senor pointed out the hurricane appears to be off Acapulco or in those parts, not Central America. LOL Can't speak Spanish and don't know directions!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Brenda, there were services at Dolisa, RV park, where we buy sanitized water, but the new sign on their door says, water depleted for now. The other lavenderia (sp) in town, actually at the bottom of our street, is closed. Maybe there are others, but I don't know of them.

Lisa n Javi said...

Yeah!!! Water. So glad you guys were able to get some water, finally.

Brenda said...

OK I see. Alamos is a lot smaller than I thought it was, just looked up the population.
Here it seems like there are lots of them all over the neighbourhoods. I thought they might be out of water also; but also thought they might be screaming harder at the city to get water trucked in to keep their businesses running.

Ter'e said...

Amen sister!!!! Clean clothes. Ah heaven!!!!
I so admire your tenacity!!!! Attagirl Linda Lou!!!!!!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

something going on here. This morning we have had an hour of water and normal pressure, hmmmmmmmmm.
Thanks for all your comments. I will keep you updated on this interesting situation.......