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, December 22, 2012

A New Room

 Buenos dia! Well this just may be the record. Thirty days without a post to the blog. Terrible! But I have been consumed with glass orders and glass shows, one in San Carlos and then, here in Alamos. It is impossible to make one pair of custom earrings when the kiln can hold up to eighty pair, so I have been busy and have a rather nice inventory and am almost out of glass. Now I think I will not cut glass again for about six months and that will give me loads of time to do other things.

I keep the fireplace going every morning and I stay nice and warm inside while Humberto and Senor work outside. Keep looking to see what they have been up to!

 The library game room is going in at the far end. I told a friend that Senor is putting in this room and someday maybe she will get to play bridge in there. She got a little upset that Senor would think to put in a bridge playing room before he would even give me a kitchen. I tried to explain the sequence of room making to her and she still did not understand. I think you will get it.

Once the library game room is completed, the L shaped wall on the left will come down. The fake kitchen is in there and everything in that room will go, temporarily, into the library game room and we will begin working on the roof for the large sala. Then we will get to the kitchen. See the white table? The space for the refrigerator is there and the counters will go along that wall and under the window on the right. The cooking island will be in the middle.

Below is another view of the walls that will come down. This will then become one large room.

 And now below you can see the door to the existing bedroom and the library game room and the shelves. And when you come to visit you can stay in the bedroom and have your own little room in which to play games or sit and read. Originally we had planned to make a separate little kitchen in here for guests but we decided you do not need your own little kitchen. You can eat with us instead. 
 Now here is Senor's project. The sala fireplace, in between the doors to what will be the master bath and bedroom.
 And there is the front door, well it looks like a front window right now, but it will be a door someday and you can just walk right in for a Sunday afternoon visit.

Okay, I have to run and do some errands in town. I need to get the phone bill. One of us forgot to pay it last month and they do flip a switch at the main office in Navajoa and turn off your service and put a message on your machine that tells everyone who calls that service was suspended because the homeowner did not pay the bill.
Que le vaya bien! Linda Lou


Anonymous said...

It appears that the project is coming along nicely. That looks like he is building a Rumford style fireplace.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

That is a Rumsford and will be his 2nd one.!!

Anonymous said...

sounds like the house is a never ending project, and a fun one at that.

Feliz Navidad! a lttle late but it is still christmas there unlike japan, it is already wednesday p.m. here.

enjoyed your post. do you buy your glass in rods? our older son is a glassblower and that's how he buys his-not sure if that's the right word.

take care y les deseo un prospero ano nuevo lleno de buena salud, paz, amor y felicidad!

saludos, teresa en nagoya

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Hi teresa, nice to hear from you. I only buy sheets now. I have hundreds and hundreds of rods here in Alamos, all boxed away, along with burners and hoses and regulators. I am not set up to lamp work, which is what heating and melting small rods in a burner is called. Some day I will do this out in the bodega when it is more secure and I can attach propane and oxygen tanks permanently to the walls out there. How cool your son is a glass blower. I have always wanted to do that. someday maybe I will build a pit and try it!