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, October 13, 2015

Life is so Good

 Hola. I know, last post was in July. 
I have been getting facebook messages from followers asking for an update.
 You can always follow good2go2mexico on facebook at glasspondstudio. 
But I am going to try and get back into blogging.
 I haven't been sure where the blog was going.
 Maybe I will figure it out.
Maybe I just needed a long break.

Well, the guys have been roofing and plastering all summer.
 Everything is roofed in and we have one coat of plaster in the main sala.
We will be doing two coats. That will leave it kind of rough. I like that. 
 The niche above the window has been made especially for a very old wooden train that belonged in Senor's family for a long, long time and below that in front of the window will be the baby grand.

 We don't have the piano in the house yet.
 It is coming from a friend in November and I am really looking forward to playing again. 

Behind the black and yellow painting which in the lower left has a large pink and white trillium painted on sculpted cheesecloth, is a doorway to the bath and what will be the library/guest room.
 Below is the plastered kitchen and the doorway to the game room and more sala photos.

 The arugula self seeded and we have daikon radishes coming up. The birds got everything else Senor planted this year. The cayenne pepper bushes are loaded.
 Senor planted his sweet corn three different times and each time the thrashers ate all the seed, so he devised this little covering and planted again. He discovered a family of thrashers trapped one morning under the chicken wire top, so after pulling it off and helping them get out, he planted again. No luck, they must be staking out the seed and going in at night to get it. He just can't figure out how they are getting inside and under the chicken wire.
 But, now he is out of seed. 

 Still green and lush here, after 31.5 inches of rain this year.
 But fall is here and the hillside trees are changing colors.
 We were given two beautiful old Leclerc weaving looms. Senor developed quite a friendship with a ninety nine year old weaver, and while he does not weave, yet, he has a background in weaving and knows quite a lot about it.
 Someday when we have the right location we will set them up and he and I will both get to work.
Maybe we will make a rug for the floor.
 We were also given her beautiful spinning wheels when she passed away several months ago.
 We also have table looms and an old loom from India and enough yarn to wrap our casa completely.
 We have moved the front door and widened it. I think someday we will actually have a door there.
 And one last photo of the kitchen. The island will be above where you see the bucket. The copper tubing to the stove is under the bucket, safely sleeping until it is put to work.
 We are still around. 
We are still working on the casa.
 I am still working with glass and other assorted things when there is time.
Tomorrow we will head north for the otra lado which is what our Mexican friends call the USA, and plan to fly to Colorado on Friday for a much needed break with our daughter.
Beautiful, beautiful Colorado. 
And on the shopping list?
Life is so Good.


Ewetoyou said...

How nice to see looms! I have my loom down here in Nayarit. I have a Baby Wolf and long something with more width. Oh well, I am happy to have a loom! My goal is to bring my spinning wheel down as well though my husband can't seem to understand why I want to spin down here in all this heat! I have to admit, I will have to change from wool to bast fibers in order to survive!! So weave on and remember to spin softly!!

Anonymous said...

Well, stop here for a night & a meal.. We miss you guys so much... Working on a plan that may or may not work for our kids & ourselves... I am crying right now for times past... Enjoy. Colorado , our nephew is there for the duration of his significant other's education & D&P are there thinking to rehab a cabin in Durango in the forest there...

Anonymous said...

When bloggers stop blogging, it usually is because something very good or something very bad happened. It is good knowing you are well, and the house is now becoming a home.

Start thinking about colors for those walls.

Good luck on your trip north.

Robert Gill
Phoenix, Arizona

Ian Huntington said...

So nice to see this post. Your house is really coming along and is looking great! The cantera carving you posted are very nice. Enjoy Colorado.

Chris McLane said...

Enjoyed seeing the resumption of your blogging! House is looking magnificent.
Chris McLane

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Chris, thanks for the comments. I think pure laziness on my part for not blogging.......we are loving the house and how it continues to change!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Glenn Ian, sir! Nice to hear from you. I know I have not blogged, owell, all is good here. Alamos continues to be the most beautiful place on earth. cold today though!! Colorado was wonderful!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Mr Gill, I am trying to get back into blogging. It seemed for awhile that I just had nothing to blog about. I know that is an excuse, so am trying to start up again. All is definitely good and we had a wonderful trip back in October and then my mom got sick and I made 2 trips to texas. Everything is terrific and you should come and visit because I am thinking about an ochre green for my walls and you can tell me what you think! LL

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Anonymous I hope you made it alright through the holidays. I am pretty sure that has started what you are referring to, I know it happens to me. I miss our kids so much at this time and of course, the whole year, but especially at the holidays. That is why we often go to El Fuerte, but I have been okay the past 2 Christmases. Wow, redoing a cabin in the forest sounds very challenging! Keep me posted!!! LL

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

ewetoyou! we have yet to begin any weaving, maybe you should come up and teach us how. senor lived on the Ganado navajo reservation for sometime and studied some weaving and helped create a coop to sell the navajo weavings, but we have never put our hands to it. we were given soooo many books and tools to learn how, and once the casa is complete, or I should say, more complete! we will get to it. Thanks for your comments!!! LL