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, August 16, 2014

We Live on a Nice Street

Hola, we are good, but we are lazy.
I don't think I posted at all in July, but that's okay.

 I don't have much to say. 
I think it is just the heat.
 We have had lots of rain and it's pretty green around here.

Things always slow down in the summer at our house. The piles of books and DVD's grow, naps get longer, walks get shorter, and projects get swept along with the dust into the corner.

We originally had some grandiose plans for May and June, preparations that would take us closer to beginning work on the inside of the house. We had hoped to remove the big L shaped wall prior to the rainy season and start working on the indoor floors and walls.  Remember those concrete tiles I was acid staining?

Instead, in May, we had to let our worker go.
 I won't go into details, but after five years with us he decided he had more privileges than he really did. 

Then it became obvious that staining tiles out in the hot sun was not going to happen. Then we took a look around and decided it just felt good to not have anyone else hanging around here. So, we are going to keep taking the summer off.

After the rains and the heat have diminished we will start back on major  house projects.

 Instead we are doing little things that will lay the ground for bigger stuff later.

Senor has already started his tomato plants and topped off the garden beds with a good mix of manure and soil. This year we will actually trim our tomatoes which got so out of control last year.
 He is also getting us ready for when that wall does come down. The fake kitchen is that room will be moved into this room, the game room. He has installed a sink and counter tops, all temporary, but ready to become the new fake kitchen.

I have moved the kiln outside and am working on glass projects.

These are the front panels of the wall sconces for the game room. Eventually I will add copper wire designs to them. But I am not having luck finding copper wire down here, so it may be something I will add after ordering the right gauge from the states.

Each front piece is 7 1/2 inches and there will be two panels on the sides of each front, 4 1/2 inches wide. Perfect for the game room. I'll show them to you again after I get some copper wire.

I like summer here, even though I often bottom out at the end of the day when the heat is suffocating. 
I like the clouds as they billow and roll into magnificent domes, the wind as it charges through the yard, ringing the wind chimes and scattering the cardinals and doves, the rain as it drives in sheets, flooding, but cleaning the concrete.

 Alamos continues to be a good place for us.

After six years we can still say we are happy here and...........don't we live on a nice street?


norm said...

On the copper wire: you might try stripping out some electric wiring. Some of the heavy cables use bundled small wire to give it flexibility. Ask at the scrap yard or at any electrical supply, they should have lots of short pieces of cable that have no worth other than their scrap weight.

Judy Potter said...

Yes! You live on a very nice street! Books and naps and clouds and rain and tiles (beautiful) all sound pretty good! Oh and your picture and your charcoal drawing...wowzah

Marie Johnson said...

I agree you live on a very nice street. We are planning our first visit to Alamos in January. Our plan is to check things out. I have been following your blog. This is the first time I have posted. I am a mixed-media artist. Dear hubby and I are retired and the kids are all grown and scattered throughout the U.S. We have lived in San Miguel de Allende for over 6 months but are back home in Carlsbad, NM for the time being. We want a smaller town and a slower pace. Can't wait to meet you both. If you have any suggestions on housing drop me a line. We live in the desert without a/c just a non working swamp cooler. It has been in the triple digits for over three days. So I think we can handle your summers. lol My email address is: M

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Norm! I am so sorry for not getting back to you. I consulted senor and he says the wire here is twisted in strands inside the cables, so that won't help me, but sure a good idea. a friend gave me some tubing and that was no go, too. going to the states in OCt and going to p/u some big gauge. thx! ll

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

thx, Judy, we do live in a cool place. getting ready to take an oil class....come visit sometime.LL

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

hey, marie, thanks for commenting, i am looking forward to meeting you and i will email you soon, you are coming to a wonderful place.LL

Marie Johnson said...

We are super excited about coming. I will let you know the exact dates as we get closer to coming. I hope you are around. It would be great to see you and your work. M