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.

Thursday, June 1, 2017


 Okie dokie.
More than a few people have asked me to see photos of Baby Eli, or Ducky, as I call him.

So here he is in two photos I just could not resist sharing.
Of course, that is me and I am with him in Texas, visiting his great grandfather, my Dad.
This was in mid-April and he was seven months old.
It is absolutely amazing how much he has changed just in these two months and on the fourteenth he will be nine months old.

The photo below was taken about a month ago by our daughter.
It is, I think, the sweetest photo I have ever seen.
There's a lot of love in this photo.
So, that is Ducky.
We skype several times a week and I get to see all the good stuff his mama makes him eat.
I always make a point of telling him about the ice cream and cake we will have next time we are together. The really good stuff. Cake might be his first word, you never know.
His mama is very good about briefly leaving the room when we have these private talks about cake and ice cream versus blueberry banana oat flax cereal and rice cakes.

I have also been asked to share photos of the casa, room by room, so you can see all the updates.
I will do this, but first I have to clean the casa.
So be patient.
In the meantime the cereus cacti are starting to bud out so you may see those first and I have a special story about a little basket of flowers that I want to tell you.

Enough for today. 
I hope you enjoy that second photo as much as I do.
I look at it every day!
Adios y que le vaya bien!
Linda Lou

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Life is Good

Buenas Tardes.
How in the %@$! did it get to be May?

Last I remember I was sitting at the Starbucks in Obregon wondering why I could not get a peppermint mocha and suddenly I wake up and it is May.

And it is hot now and the tourists are gone and the black hooded orioles went with them, town is quiet at night and our air conditioner is not working properly.
At night you can hear ice cracking inside of it.
Senor says this is not true and it is not a problem for him.
He must be losing his hearing because I am going to be a problem for him if he does not get it fixed.
This happened last year, too, and it only got repaired when water started pouring out of it over my side of the bed.

Enough of that business.
Look what I have.
 Of course it is real!
How can you question that?
We went to Elektra here in Alamos and looked at stoves.
Then Senor and I drove to Navojoa and looked at stoves.
 Then we drove to Obregon and looked at stoves.
We found one in Home Depot, put it in the back end of the car and drove it home.
Whooweeee, that was a twelve hour day.

I went to Elektra the following day to pay our phone bill and saw the exact stove we bought in Obregon.
Not only was it 3 minutes from our house, it was a lot less expensive.

No, it is not hooked up.
But look below where Senor is doing all the stuff you have to do to hook up a propane stove.
How does he know how to do this?
I don't know.
He just does.

When I am cooking I will be looking at all this pretty sala in the photo below.

Until it is ready, my 2 burner hot plate and my little toaster oven and the big asador in the yard can put out some real good meals.
Not too long ago we put two big geese on the spit and had thirty-two people at our dining tables.
Life is good.
Que le vaya bien.
Linda Lou