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.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Everybody's Happy

 Buenas tardes!
Have a look at my glass bird feeder. At first I wanted to call art in the garden, but I decided to toss a few sunflower seeds on the top plate and see what happened. Birds, birds, birds. So it is now just a glass bird feeder. I used a four foot copper pipe and inserted the bottom foot into the ground. Then with silicone I glued on the first plate, waited a day, glued on the upside down glass, and again waited a day, and finally glued on the top plate. I originally planned to go higher with it, but I think I will do that on the next one. I like this one which is eye level when I sit under the portal. This is a good feeder because the big fat doves cannot perch on it, but just about everything else can.

 We came back to our casa four days ago after a road trip to Texas. The trip was full of excitement, lots of scenic back roads were traveled by Senor and myself, through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. And  while in Texas, we spent some very good times with lots of family. Thanks to our son, Ian, who took these great bluebonnet photos.

Back home late Thursday in Alamos, we encountered a few glitches, the first being no water. We knew before we left that we had been on rationing, but while we were gone, it got worse. So on Friday, Humberto hopped on his bike and rode off to track down the city truck whose driver promptly brought us a full load of free water. That gave us a little catch up time, but we were out again by Saturday.

 Then, the catdawg, Cookies, who was supposed to be well, decided to get sick again. The local vet, Luis, has come several times now with the shot needle. Whatever is in the shot has made the cat happier and because whenever we return from a trip, Cookies and Senor are glued at the hip for about a week, it has eased Senor's mind.

 And on our second night back, we were enjoying a couple of nice steaks, right off the grill, when the power went off. Senor worked on it for about three hours and then, exhausted and unable to find the problem, we went to bed in the hot, dark night. The next morning he discovered that someone had flipped off our power switch outside and then flipped it back up into the on position (which is why he had not considered the switch a problem because it was on), but one switch was only partly on. It had jammed. That was fixable. It is a goal one day to get those switches on the inside of the wall.....  

So for those of you who were worried and emailed, all is well. In fact, it is great! I was up at five to hear the eljibe filling and I watered all the plants on both sides of the house, did three days of dishes and two loads of laundry, and we filled both the tinaco and the cistern and all the bird baths.  We had seven straight hours of city water!
We are happy, catdawg is happy, birds are happy........... got water, got electricity, got clean dishes, clean clothes, got shot needle......everybody's happy......................linda lou


Brenda Maas said...

Glad you are back and had a good trip. Cookies must have a major infection or is it something else? Hope the shots fix it whatever it is.

Gin said...

I had to laugh about the electric, it's so Mexico. Ya'll got off light, (no pun intended) when we were first working on our casa our 50 amp circuit breakers were on the outside brick wall, someone stole them - back to the drawing board had the iron worker built a nice sturdy box over them. No problems after that. Glad you are back, missed ya and the Alamos reports.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Brenda, I think Cookies has an "old cat' problem. A skin opening that just does not want to heal. We are on the second round of shots and antibiotics. I will tell him you asked about him!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Hi Gin, yeah, this business of the electrical on the outside is unusual!