Monthly Archives: April 2011

A trip to the nursery, market, a phone and a stop for lunch.

So, as work on the bathroom project creeps along we’re also doing a bit more gardening. As the trees grow we move some plants according to the sun/shade needs and then ooopps find there’s a gap that needs filling. So as long as it was Thursday and we were going up to La Penita to the tianguis  (weekly market) we went a bit further to the garden nursery “Vivero”. The cost of plants are is so cheap Linc barely winces when I suggest an area of the garden….”needs a little something”. Small gardenia bushes cost about $1.50. So off we go…..

  

 

                                                                 

That errand finished we head to the tianguis where first Linc has to buy some donuts. What do they say about cops and donuts, even retired cops! Nuts anyone or maybe you just need your sewing machine fixed, no problem.

   

                                 

Now that Linc’s craving has been satiated and we’ve stocked up on muts and fixed our sewing machine we decide it’s finally time to arrange to have a telephone line hooked up to connect us to the outter world. Then let’s go have lunch!

    

Baño project continues plus around town…

While on my walk yesterday……………

…………………………………………..and then there was…………………………..

And then at home there are just some gardening jobs I delegate to others……………

Hugo is learning the art of tying a new concrete structure into an existing one. Canas seems to be a great teacher showing his young helper the how to’s and also explaining WHY they do certain things a certain way.

Looking up at the preperations for pouring the cement ceiling. Boards are placed next to eachother with shredded, wet parts of ripped up cement bags filling the gaps. Then a bed of cement is poured from above, amazing!

Then there is the construction of a cement archway, so cool!

A wooden board holds up full and partial bricks forming what will be the unfilled archway. Above that an arch of permanent bricks is set in cement and another row on top of that. Once this has dried the board, the “mold” bricks and extra unwanted cement is chipped away leaving the archway that in the end will hold the door we salvaged at the begining of the project.

………………………… We just can’t seem to not have pets of one sort or the other…..

The beach makes for a great setting for a party, don’t you think?