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.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Stuff Update

There you have it.
The last section of the concrete sub floor under the portal is being poured.
 The larger floor space against the wall in the 1st photo is for the fireplace.
I am ready to have the top floor put in, but Senor says that is about the last thing we will do.
In last posts comment section Mr Gill, an Arizona reader, said, "It must be about done."
Well, you would certainly think so, but, it's not.

We were at a fiesta the other night and Senor was talking to someone about............'how in 2 years when the casa is done, blah, bah, blah'. I just about went ballistic, but kept my mouth shut.

TWO years..............i repeated on the drive home.........i heard you say that! way, this casa will be done way before then if I have any say about it...... He said..................i was just trying to give a time frame, it did not really mean it will still take two years..............two years sounded better to say than one year because it might really take one and a half years. 
I just let it all go. It is not gonna take two more years.

Things  overall are great though, especially with the sala completely roofed in. We have so much more space that is nice and dry and free from the the sun. It is possible to walk from one end of the casa to the other without frying like an egg on a hot sidewalk. The sala stays nice and cool, and while Senor likes his air conditioning in the bedroom, after working outside all morning, I like lounging on the couch underneath the sala fans.
It's a wonderful life!

 They are working on the parapet roof. They are laying the last of the sub floor. They are plastering the outside of the house. They are planting bouganvillea. They are hammering iron pieces. We still need windows and doors. We need the inside plastered. We need the fireplaces done.
 There is a long list. 

I am making glass window panes now. Eight by eight beautiful pieces of fused color that will go into some iron windows we will have made.

To date we have had eighteen inches of rain in our yard. Three of those were prior to May, and fifteen since June. That is quite a lot. 
I should apologize about the 'Rain Contest'. I decided a little late to have it and during it I took off for a trip to Texas and relied entirely on Senor to monitor things for me. The rain monsoon actually began on Dia de San Juan Bautista and while I missed it, Senor was here and says it was a wonderful electrical storm with plenty of rain.
Most of the rains have come during outdoor events we have attended. No one seems to mind at all. You just get a little wet.

That is the stuff update..........hasta pronto, Linda Lou


Anonymous said...

The portal looks fabulous - yard too!
Abrazos y besitos,

norm said...

It is really coming together. That covered area looks like a comfortable entertaining place

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Thanks, yennifer, the portal is fabulous. I do not miss the dirt floor at all. LL

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Hi Norm, good to hear from you. yes,i t's a great place for entertainment and even when it was just a dirt floor and rebar we had many great fiestas. It's just so nice now to have concrete and less worries about people tripping over rebar or dirt blowing up onto the eating table. I will be the one gettingt o lay the concrete acid stained puzzle pieces and I am excited. More on that later!! LL

Nikki said...

Hi Linda,
I have quite a few grocery bags full of books (in English) that I am looking to donate. I was going to give them to a friend here in Navojoa but we never did get a chance to see each other before she took off for Boston. I am sure there are places to donate books here but I think Alamos has a much wider group of English readers than Navojoa ;) Let me know when you have a trip to Navojoa planned. I would Love to go to the festival but I just don't think my 3 and 4 year olds will hold up for something like that. There is absolutely no rush of any kind and whatever you decide to do with them is fine with me. They are books that I read once and enjoyed but will probably never read again, mostly novels.

Anonymous said...

Time for another update.

Robert Gill
Phoenix, AZ

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

hola Nikki!
I got your FB message on glasspondstudio's page. sorry it took me this long to get back to you. Kathy's Korner, which supports Amigos de Educaion and the COBASH scholarships would love the books if you still have them. I volunteer there on tuesdays. In November I can come meet you in Navajoa if you like. going to CO manana and back on the 26th, but will be without a car. Let's message on fb in November. LL

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

yes, mr. gill, just did that for you. Thanks for following what we are doing even though it has not been nice of me to keep you updated....LL

Nikki said...

I still have the books and I would love to meet up in November. Have a wonderful trip!! I check Facebook quite often so I will be looking out for your message. Talk to you soon.