Reader Updates

6 Mar

For the last few months we have blogged about the standoff with neighbors, the house construction, and my fall. So what the heck’s going on? Time to spill the beans. 


Roof Porch

Our lovely roof porch is ready for furniture, plants, comfy cushions, a ceiling fan and lighting. I try not to be in a hurry and allow a space to speak to me. The accessories will show up, along with my kitchen stools, all in good time.


Kitchen Cabinets


Bedroom Artwork


New Dresser Drawers

All woodwork is custom made from locally harvested hardwood cedar.  We have bathroom, living room and studio shelves left. The carpintero is a master. He moves at his own pace and complains weekly about the difficulty of the work. The bathroom shelves will be curved. This week he scratched his head while taking measurements and said, “pero sí se puede“, but yes, it can be done. He then preens when I tell him that he is just the man for the challenge.



Ah, the neighbors…we put up what is known as a goat fence on the lower level of the property to allow Luna to be outside off leash and unable to escape. Apparently the neighbors thought is was some sort of claim to their property and tore it down. The municipality will not override the federal marker in the laguna without going through channels, even though we have tons of supporting evidence that it is in the wrong place. Channels take time. I went over to explain to the workers next door that the fence is for the dog only. We’ll see what happens.


The Goddess Kwan Yin

My hip is vastly improved since my fall six weeks ago. I am without pain and I’ve returned to my usual exercise routine of stretching, going to the gym and daily swimming. Lisa’s mom has moved into her own house and things are quiet. Time to finish unpacking and settle in. Life is good. DOS TORTAS


12 Responses to “Reader Updates”

  1. wisconsincowpie March 6, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    My 82 yr aunt from northern Wisconsin and I (65 yr old living in mexico in Melaque) are following your blog.

    What is the blue floor in your place? Is it colored smooth cement? I really like it.


    Enviado desde mi Samsung Mobile de Telcel


    • afish25 March 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

      Hola Kerina, you are correct, stained, polished concrete. Nice to have you both aboard. My 72 yo MIL moved here w us in December. I’ll feature her house next week.


  2. Tami March 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    I love all the color, and the new space. Feels peaceful to look at. Maybe the neighbors will embrace the fence when they realize it was built out of love and not control. I’m happy to be a target of the love you share! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 March 6, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

      Coming atcha Tami. I don’t have a lot of hope for the neighbors.


  3. emilievardaman March 6, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

    Such a lovely space! And glad you’re back up and doing the things you love. Enjoy a glass of wine on that lovely roof deck for me, please.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 March 6, 2016 at 6:46 pm #

      Thanks Em. Hope you are feeling better as well.


  4. Isa Markland March 6, 2016 at 7:25 pm #

    We’re glad you’re feeling better! You’re going at your own pace with the house and it is turning out wonderfully!


    • afish25 March 6, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

      Glad to hear from you. Loved having you here.


  5. Jack Scott March 7, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    Glad to hear you’re healing well.


    • afish25 March 7, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

      Thanks Jack, we saw Lady In The Van, per your suggestion. Loved it. Also my MIL bought us beautiful chairs for the roof. I’m excited.


  6. Catherine .Thomas March 8, 2016 at 8:28 am #

    Hey there, Your house is so lovely and charming with all the personal touches. I finally found your road trip blog to discover the places you found the pottery, art and furniture. This past weekend went to Mahahual but was unable to find “Luis” the furniture guy in Limones. Could you please email me with more info on how to find him. Thank you for sharing your blog with me Catherine Thomas

    On Sun, Mar 6, 2016 at 1:21 PM, the adventures of dos tortas wrote:

    > afish25 posted: “For the last few months we have blogged about the > standoff with neighbors, the house consttruction, and my fall. So what the > heck’s going on? Time to spill the beans. Our lovely roof porch is ready > for furniture, plants, comfy cushions, a ceiling fan ” >


    • afish25 March 8, 2016 at 9:01 am #

      Good luck Catherine. I sent you an email.


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