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.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Hola. Here is late yesterday's sky, right before twilight. The breeze really kicked in, the palms swayed and the clouds rolled.

Around this time we went to the pump station on Calle Chihuahua. I have no reason to be nervous, the city said we could get water as long as we could transport it. I guess the problem is, do I believe that? I just don't know. So, we went when it was cooler and when I thought less people would see us.

While we were pumping a government ruck went by. A water truck went by. No one stopped.

I showed you the station yesterday. Here is the switch.

The pump below and then, the opening to the well.

A truck with a really small tinaca pulled up behind us.

Senor positioned the hose. It would not fit through the back, so he put it through the window. Turn on the switch, he yelled............turn off the switch he yelled.

He had forgotten to close the little valve he constructed and attached to the tinaca. So I was already trying to take photos and ran to the switch as water came out into the car. The lady waiting in the truck behind us came running to help and then I guess she just liked holding the hose because when I asked if she wanted me to take over, she said no.Meanwhile, her esposo was leaning against his truck, laughing a little, I don't know, at her? At us?

I asked her if she had water at her casa. Not for three months she said.

We made two trips.

Back home, Senor is so proud of himself even though I am the one who discovered we can use this well and pump station.

He is proud that he thought to buy a little tinaca and that he hooked up the system needed to get the water from the car to the cistern.

So, while the sun set behind us over beautiful Mt Cacharamba, water poured into the cistern.

We stayed up way too late in the evening, pleased as punch with our succes.

We we saw lightning flare in the eastern sky, but it never worked its way very close to us. The wind stayed steady and calm.

I think in a few hours we will make another trip to the pump station. It would be wonderful to get enough water to do some laundry manana.............

adios, linda lou


mermaid gallery said...

I know that relief...we often go without water in the winter time if it's frozen or something. i hate not having water and get very grumpy. You two sound like you are handling it well....three months would be a long time. i would be VERY grumpy!...great skies and more coming! lightning must be freaky when it's so dry....good thing they sell cerveza!

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Great news that you can just go get water at the flip of a switch! Even if you have to make a lot of trips to the switch it'll be worth it to have water!

Jacqui said...

A little local knowledge is always so helpful. Glad you finally have a source of water and I hioe the rains come soon enough to save your plants.

Brenda said...

Glad you can get some water at least, it is a pain but at least it is available.
Hopefully you will get some soon from the city pipes and hopefully it rains soon for you.

1st Mate said...

I've been really spoiled, haven't been without water more than 2-3 days since I've lived in Mexico. I can't imagine how that lady who's been without water 3 months gets by. Good thing you found a solution.