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.