Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 8 years. Okay, okay, now it's been 9 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, October 22, 2013

A Lovely time.......

 Hola, Buen dia! I have been a lazy blogger, but believe me, we have been busy.

A week ago we took a little time off to celebrate my birthday. It poured rain on that day and the following day, here in Alamos. We had over five inches of rain in our barrio. It was a little chilly, but definitely a feeling of fall.
 I went for a walk in the rain, we went for a drive in the rain, we went to my favorite taco stand for lunch in the rain and grilled burgers for dinner in the rain.

 And really, the main request I had was the first fire of the season in the new fireplace.
So, I laid out the tools and asked Senor to light the fire.


 Immediately it started smoking. Not at all what we expected. This is Senor's second fireplace to build from 'scratch'. And he has repaired one other inside the casa. It isn't like he does not have experience. I think we were both pretty surprised.

It took him about 30 seconds and he yelled............whoa, we have plastic and wood over the top............
He rushed out into the rain and scrambled up the ladder which sank more deeply into the mud as he climbed, tore off the wood and plastic, came back down the tilting ladder and repaired the fire.  (For those of you who thought the fireplace was an after thought, it will eventually have an amapa mantle and be plastered to the top).


que le vaya bien and if it's your birthday, then feliz cumpleanos!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! linda lou
I settled into a comfy chair in front of the fire while Senor went out in the rain and grilled burgers.
Lovely time................

12 comments:

Tancho said...

Now that he has finish that, how about a brick bread oven in one of the walls?

Anonymous said...

OH - the fireplace is beautiful! What a lovely way to spend your birthday.

xoxo,
Yennifer

Brenda Maas said...

Lovely way to spend your birthday.
I love Tanchos idea of a brick bread oven. I can almost taste it already, the bread not the bricks, dust, mortar, etc. ja ja ja.
Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! (A bit late but still sincere...) Good to hear from you again. It's almost day of the dead again and I still haven't been able to find much info on Thomas and Helen Wood...seems he was born in CA, married her and disappeared (to Mexico?). I'll keep looking...
Larry

Jacqui B said...

Lovely to sit by the evening glow of your fire. Looks very cosy. Well done to Señor.

And Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you, shame about the rain but it's good for the garden.

Jacqui

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Jacqui, hola! No, I am a rain girl, so it was perfect!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Tancho, we have given thought to a bread oven, but it is not exactly at the top of the to do list!! It will be a bread/pizza horno of some sort, someday!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Yennifer, yes, it was a cozy lovely evening. The FP works great and warms the whole room, so we are pretty happy about it.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Hey, Brenda, someday a pizza/bread horno. I think attached to the asador in some way.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Hi Larry, yes, we are almost to Day of the Dead. I don't have anything either other than he was a musician and her maiden name was ADAMS. She is buried next to him, so they must have reconciled at some point...! Sure if you ever find anything, let me know!! LL

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Looks so warm & cozy!! Just lovely with such a pretty glow. So glad you enjoyed your special day & I'm sure the rain was welcome! xoxo

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