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.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fast Fans and Fast Girls

 Hola, and felicidades 5 de Mayo. Soon we will be walking to town for the parade and the activities in the arroyo. In the meanwhile, Senor is out in the early morning examining the switch that operates the new fans under the portal. We were sitting at the table last night with the fans going on number 1 speed. It was very pleasant until suddenly the fans erupted into what would have been a number 5 speed. We just looked at each other. The switch began to smell.

Senor got up and turned it to a number 4 and they died. Number 6 and he sat down. They started nicely for a few minutes and then were going so fast we thought they might take off. Cookies got up and left. Number 2, they died. Number 3, feels good, nice rotation and gentle breeze. Suddenly they began rotating so fast I was afraid they might fly off and decapitate me. I got up and left.

So this morning he is checking out the situation. We talked about painting them brown, but I am not sure now. I think I like the white. They are really just very ordinary industrial fans. Well, not quite ordinary as they seem to have a mind of their own.

 Humberto has been busy plastering the ladrillos. In a photo below he is working beneath what will become the kitchen window, near the kitchen sink. We thought about leaving this wall brick, but we have plans here also for a small kitchen kiva fireplace and a stone wall and both the stone and ladrillo seemed too much.

To the right of where he is working will be the kitchen island with the stove top and oven. Does it look like we are making some progress?????

It was fairly quiet last night. The exception was a gaggle of girls who parked their car on the street and giggled non stop while they messed with their cd player. They turned it up as loud as it would go, turned it down, turned it half way up, turned it soft, turned it loud. Then they spent a lot of time just rotating the volume very quickly from low to high. They did this for half an hour and the police finally came to get them to move along, which they did, down the street. But just as fast as they left, they came right back to where they started, out in front of our casa.
 Alamos never really needs a reason to enjoy a good party, but I know tonight will be quite a celebration.
It will not surprise me if the gaggle of girls does not return for a little more fast fun with what must be a new cd player.
Okay, I need to get Senor away from his fan switch and get ready to walk to town.
I hope to have some great photos for you from the parade. Horse dancing is always big on Cinco de Mayo.
hasta manana..................linda lou

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