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 7, 2013

Incredibly lucky people.............

 Buenas tardes. I have been gone for eleven days. I went to Texas for Thanksgiving and left Senor here alone, to finish the casa by the time I returned.
joking.........I did go visit family for Thanksgiving and when I came home the casa was NOT finished.
But, Senor always has something exciting going on in his back pocket, so lots of new little things were what I noticed when I returned.

Some of you have been interested in the fireplace that he is building in what will be the game room. Here are some photos to catch you up to date. He uses some little yellow tool that measures angles and stuff like that. I will go see if I can find it..........nope. He probably keeps that between the mattresses. He says it is a critical tool. I know nada about his tools and stuff like that. I just know it is important and so far, the one fireplace he repaired and the two he has completed work pretty darn good. So, it is an important yellow tool. 
 I don't know how he knows all this stuff. People ask me that all the time. I ask him. Some of it he just knows. And some of it the internet knows.
 Here is the latest idea he pulled out of the back pocket. He had our iron worker make him eight lanterns. Our iron worker is not artistically inclined on his own. Senor, whom I have discovered over the years, is extremely artistic, draws a picture for the man and the man makes closely as he can. I know if Senor wanted to he could most likely build a blacksmith shop out in the backyard and do this iron work himself. But so far, thank goodness, he has not shown any inclination of being interested in that.

Below are the eight lanterns. He is coating them daily with muric acid to get them to rust all over.

 Now, these may not exactly be your kind of taste in lanterns that will hang over your sala. But we have very eclectic tastes and when we started this casa we decided this is our house and we shall make it be the way we want it. Four rusted lanterns will hang from one side of the beam and four on the other. I am absolutely in love with them. They are me.

So, everything is just moving right along and I am very happy about it. Don't ask me when it will be done. The saying around this town is, it's never done. But that saying alone makes me stop and look around me every day and say to myself....................I can't believe we are living in Mexico and doing about incredibly lucky people.............that's how we feel.

Okay, enough of the sappy stuff. I have a gazillion projects going on too, you know. Senor is not the only talented person around this place. I have suddenly become a Catrina doll maker and it's not really what I had planned. But I have sold a custom doll, so I am working on saw Vanessa and Gloria, right? I am pretty sure I blogged the sisters. I have not named this custom doll. When I am done, I will show you and someone can name her for me.
I have also finally figured out how to drill holes in my glass and that is opening up big doors for me. Hmm, hmm, hmm, I am also still working on my felting circles. Did you see those? And I am still trying to get my i tunes on my mp3 player, and that takes talent I do not have.

I am fixing to cook my mayacoba beans before bridge is over. So, que le vaya bien................linda lou


Brenda Maas said...

Glad you are back.
House is coming along well and is looking great! Love the lanterns also.
How cool that you are making another Catrina, way to go, can't wait to see her.

Gin said...

When Senor has completed the casa he can establish his iron worker shop as there is always something in that line one wishes for and iron workers ain't cheap, lol.

Jacqui B said...

I love your lanterns, I think they will go very well in your sala.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures. I love to watch other people's work.

How did the metal chairs you found work out?

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Hola, brenda. How did the bazaar go for you? I just get so busy that sometimes blogging gets shoveda little farther down the list!LL

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

GIN! when he does that, he can have one side of the yard and I will put my glassblowing pit on the other!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Hey, Jacqui, thanks, I really like them and have a drawing now for the big one that will go over the kitchen island! LL

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

The metal chairs... are waiting for me to get to them. Part of the problem is I cannot decide what fabric to cover the seats with. I have 3 different choices. I will have to decide, but thought I might wait till we are farther a long, maybe get the walls done? see what goes best....or I should just pick one and do it.

Brenda Maas said...

Sale was not good. I think that maybe 6 small paintings sold in total. Very poor sales. My first time at this one and I think my last. Not worth the effort.