Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 8 years. Okay, okay, now it's been 9 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.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Big Beam

 Hola, buen dia, thought you might enjoy these photos.
 This is the second portion of the big roof beam. 
After it cures for about 28 days, the guys will come and take out the remaining walls
 and we will have one big open space.
 Then Senor will start the barro blanca roof over that section.



 In the meantime, they are building this wall out to match the existing wall. 
Our dining table will go about where that pile of ladrillos is in the lower right corner and there will be a stone fireplace on that wall.

 I am still acid staining the floor tiles and they are looking pretty darn good. I love the process, it's very artistic and requires about 4 coats that bubble and smoke when they are applied.
Senor tells me that after they finish this wall and while the beam is still curing, he will start working on the portal floor.
 I am very sick and tired of tripping on rebar; it is really my only complaint around here. I don't trip often but when I do it is always because I am moving too fast and am distracted.
 Hmm, I said........when exactly will that happen, that you will put down the floor...............i want a date...............he would not give me one.That is so like him. Wouldn't you think he would be smart enough to just say a date, any date, pick it out of a hat and then when we got there he could just change his mind and push it out further.

FAOT, the music festival, is going on and the weekend was crazy.
 We didn't go to town much, just too crowded.

 In fact yesterday we escaped to a ranch about 45 minutes outside of town. We like to visit the family who lives there and yesterday we left the ranch with some smoked deer meat. What a treat!
We stayed a little late though and on the drive home, which is on a dark dirt road, we got stopped at 2 very large lighted military checkpoints. The men chatted and laughed with us for awhile at both stops and then sent us on our way.  Not once did anyone ask us...........what in the heck are you doing out here, in the dark, in the middle of nowhere.

Okay, off to stain a few more tiles.
Que le vaya bien!
Linda Lou

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Taking Down a Perfectly Good Roof

Hola, Feliz Navidad and Feliz Ano Nuevo.
Some stuff is happening here and you will see it in the photos below.

The roof has come down on the old fake kitchen and now a portion of the wall has also come down. And the bathroom that was attached has been removed.

 If you remember, all of this will be one large open room for the living room, kitchen and dining room.

The workers think we are nuts......one big room......you could sleep fifty people in that one big room.......what's wrong with the roof, it's a perfectly good roof.....this wall, it is not very old.......why do you want to take it down...............we will take the roof with us then.

and so they did........they took the roof with them, in pieces of course, but, it was a perfectly good roof,and  it is very good that it will not go to waste.
hasta pronto...............linda lou