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.

Monday, July 9, 2018

And the Winner is....

Buen dia!
We have had some good chipichipi days here in Alamos.
Those are days of little sprinkles with very little wind and no thunder or lightning.
So I did not count those as 'rain days'.
However, on July 3 we had a terrific storm with all the components:

There was a lot of electricity in the air
 and the person choosing the day and time that was closest to the beginning of the storm
 was P. Wells from Orange, Texas.
No one posted here through the blog with a day or time. 
Her choice was made online through Facebook.

Below is a photo of the wind chime she gets!!
It is a small umbrella with lots of rain drops!

Senor is working on the master bathroom today.
 The blue painters tape will be gone after the tiles are grouted.

Below you can see the copper sink and the pump Senor turned into the water faucet.

Working on the cupboards and drawers.
 A local woodworker is making them. 

Below Senor is staining the drawers for the bathroom.

This is my project.
 We made an aggregate patio and I have tiled parts of it.

Here's the tile below. 
It is all done, but I need to grout it and I am being lazy about this project.
It could be because it is so hot out and I just don't want to do it.
Maybe I will wait till fall.
 All the way back, right below the wall, is the little dipper pool. 
It is 6x4 feet, just big enough to put a raft in and float around a little.
It has seating inside so if you don't want to float and its super hot you can just sit down and cool off.
 It will be ready for next year's summer. 

So, that's the story of what's going on.
I know, I know, I don't write that often anymore and I don't even know if anyone still follows the blog.
People always ask........what in the heck do you do down there in Mexico?
Well, the answer is.....a lot.
I recently met someone visiting Alamos for the first time. 
She told, it's so boring here.
I just stared at her.
There is nothing boring in my day.
 I am positive I have never been bored here.
In fact, I just need about 4 more hours in the day.
A 28 hour day would be just ideal for me, I might get everything done in that amount of time.

Okie Dokie.
Que le vaya bien.
Linda Lou

Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Rain Contest is On!


To cool myself off I am thinking RAIN.

 Okay, okay, I know, not today, not tomorrow, but perhaps in about 3 weeks, which will be around June 24th, Dia de San Juan Bautista, the official beginning of the rainy season here in Sonora.
So, I am going to have the RAIN CONTEST.

I have a lot of rules this year, so listen up!

Pick a day, beginning June 24th and any day AFTER June 24th. Pick the hour, am or pm, and the minute.

If the day and time you pick are already chosen, I'll let you know and you can pick again.
I will let you know that I have your date and time.

If the rain comes exactly between 2 people's choices, the person choosing the time BEFORE the storm gets the prize.

I am the boss of the contest, so I will be deciding if the storm qualifies as the beginning of the RAINY season and not just chipichipi.

A rainstorm before June 24th does not count.

The contest is open to everyone, you don't need to live in Alamos. So share this post with your friends.

The contest will also be held on the blog, and on the glasspondstudio Facebook page, and my personal Facebook page, same rules.

The deadline to enter the contest is 6pm, June 14th.
There were also over 200 entries the last time I had the contest.
The prize this year will be a glass wind chime.
As soon as it comes out of the kiln I will post a photo for you!

Que le vaya bien!
Linda Lou

Friday, March 30, 2018

Tiling the Kitchen

Buenas tardes.
This is the real deal.
No kidding.
Senor is tiling the kitchen with talavera tile from Dolores Hidalgo.
The counter base is made of sulphur bricks fired in Baja, California.

A local iron worker made the hanging lamps and Senor soaked them in salt water to rust them.
The refrigerator will go in the open space on the left.

You can see a little of the floor I made of concrete and acid stain.

The cupboards are drawers that pull out and they will have an open filagre iron front.

The stove is even hooked up.
See the burner?
It works!!!
Ten years with the fake kitchen in five different locations.
Now we are getting close to having a real kitchen that can't be moved.

I know you have been waiting as long as I have for this!
Que le vaya bien!
Linda Lou

Friday, January 12, 2018

Alamos, Sonora, Mexico Photos

Buen dia!

All is well here in Alamos.
If you thought we deserted you, well we did for awhile there.
I just did not have any writer's motivation and my camera is broken.
I absolutely cannot live without a camera.

I did not want to buy one down here, so I am going up to the states next week and will pick up my new Sony Cyber-shot with 50mm zoom lens (yeah) while I am visiting my Dad for his ninetieth birthday party!

When I return I will show you some photos of the house.
After some ups and downs with tile orders we finally have what we want and 
Senor is busy tiling the kitchen.
It's awesome.
It's beautiful.
I love it.

I think you will be very surprised!

In the meantime since I cannot take any photos I am going to just show you some photos of this beautiful place, Alamos, which we have called home for ten years now.

These photos were taken last December, on a cold brisk morning, around dawn, my favorite time for photography.
So, just sit back and relax and hit the scroll key.
I hope you enjoy them!
Que le vaya bien!
Linda Lou