Settling in, despite the exterior chaos. We’ve met with the architect and discussed costs–are backpedaling a bit on the finishing end of things. We won’t be having a roof-top patio after all, despite the fact that the view from there would be spectacular. We’re looking at window options today, hoping to find some cheaper windows than the ones the architect recommends. And I don’t think we’ll be using the saltillo floor tiles I wanted–though today we are going with Antonio to a place where they may be available more cheaply.
The architect thinks we could be moved in to the new section in a few weeks, but that assumes we continue with him and his high commission through the finishing process. In the meantime, the “obra negra” (structural work) continues.
The exterior stucco finish is being applied here over the structural bricks.
The opening for the ramp will be closed off when the obra negra is completed. And then we can begin to restore this to the pleasant entryway is usually is…
Scorpions are a fact of life here–though we’ve only seen a few in our house. Apparently news of my terror of them reached the construction workers, who kindly created these creatures out of wire to greet me. I will consider them a talisman against evil insects.
A note to potential visitors: local scorpions are not poisonous.
Next post will include some interior views AND some thoughts and photos about the approaching Christmas season here in central Mexico.