Did I just read that my most recent post was September 7? What the 5247! How did that happen.
I have been busy, honest, and here are some of my excuses for ignoring you:
From May to October I worked nearly around the clock on ancestry.com to complete the lineage for both my dad and my mom's side of the family. And I did it, just in time for a family reunion we had in Texas in October. Senor was so sick of me being on the computer. I was able to put together a nine generation poster for our family and a book as well that traced many of our grandparents back for fifteen generations. And to put the whipped cream on the chocolate my youngest brother agreed to spit in the DNA tube and find out where the heck we came from. And, that's all another story for someday.
Senor and I took most of the summer off, rarely worked on the house; he read a lot while I was on the computer, and in October he and I drove to Phoenix, where he took a flight to Seattle and visited Ian, and then went hunting in Montana and Eastern Washington, where he got the Christmas goose.
While he did that, I took a flight to Denver and hung out with KD for a week and then she and I flew to Dallas, and went north to Denton for a family reunion.
Senor and I hooked up again in Phoenix and traveled around antique shopping in Globe and Miami, Arizona for awhile and then got in our shopping in Tucson and Nogales. We were gone almost the month of October and it was great!
But, that's not what this post is about.............
It's about Minnie's house.
It is being built in the lot next door to us.
It has been going up for about a year now and it was not until last week when Senor and I took a real good look at it and agreed......it's lovely.....and it's a little close.
Originally we had planned to extend our coyote fence along the fence line between the two properties. The coyote fence, made of varro blanco posts is light and airy and rustic. You can see right through it and not lose the vista, but now as you will see in the next two photos, we are taking down the brush and any trees that are right on the property line and are going to extend the adobe wall. We are choosing to do this because if we don't, we are going to be looking right into Minnie's outside lights and her portal. It wasn't until her workers did the outside electricity that we realized this was going to be the choice.
We spent days on the portal, moving our chairs around..........will we see the outside lights from here?........from here?...............from here?
Minnie's house did not come as a surprise .
We knew she owned the property and planned to build there someday. And the house they are building is very pretty, but it did take away some of the views we were so fond of.
So here are our goodbyes, most of them are now behind Minnie's house......
Goodbye, to the car that gets driven down Loma Guadalupe Hill each evening at 7pm.
Goodbye Teresita's tall elegant dining windows clad in sparkling Christmas lights.
Goodbye Lynne's happy and brilliant bouganvillia that covers her walls.
Goodbye to the red tipped glows of the miner's evening cigars.
Goodbye Annabelle's outdoor light that flickers on and off in the slightest breeze.
Goodbye to the lady we don't know who gets up on her roof to set up her easel and paint.
Goodbye to Addy's Christmas tree that glows on a cold December night.
And goodbye to the lush date palm that glows at night with a soft yellow light.
So good to know you, but now we will get to know new views around here that will tantalize our minds and keep us always curious.
Now I am starting to feel sappy, like I just rewrote the words to Goodnight, Moon......
Okiedoke, take a look at Minnie's pretty house.
|The house has beautiful arches .From her portal she has outstanding views of all of Mt Alamos and the hills east and west. Her house is definitely in a pretty spot.|
|Our portal, looking the same with its pretty dirt floor. Senor promises we are going to be putting in the sub floor soon. I have actually grown fond of the dirt and it is maintenance free, very little sweeping.|
|Our cozy sala which is going to be wonderful when it is finished because it is already wonderful now.|
|And on Dia de Los Muertos as it poured down rain, we lit our first pinon fire of the year.|
|Que le vaya bien to all our blogger and facebook friends. I promise to get back to you soon!||Love Linda Lou|