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Old September 4th, 2011, 08:36 AM
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Well, finally we are nearing the end of our year long home construction project here in Patzcuaro, Mexico. The workers are busy painting, installing light fixtures, doing final tile work, etc. and we are getting soooooo excited.

The exterior of the house is the exact blue color of "Casa Azul," the house lived in by famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. There are excellent Casa Azul websites that will show you the color because her house is now a highly respected museum in Coyocan, D.F. Mexico. Comex paint company even has a web page called the colors of Frida Kahlo.

The interior walls are light camel color because we have a lot of very bold artwork which requires a calm negatve space for the canvases. There is also a lot of the tilework in the kitchen, bathrooms, and fountain is made up of brightly painted talevera hand painted tiles with cantera accents.

Our housewarming party is October 27th just before "Dia de Los Mertes,"
which is a huge WORLD FAMOUS event lasting several days here in Colonial Michoacan. You are all invited of course!

I should have some completion photos to share in the next few weeks if it's okay to have bragging rights, lol. Salud!
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Old September 4th, 2011, 08:48 AM
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It all sounds quite stunning, and, finally we can all start booking our flights soon, for the party. I am off to check the wesite so I can see this fabulous color, I may need something in my cruise wardrobe, in this color!

Come back,and brag, and we will drool Congrats to both of you....

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Old September 4th, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Brag away. It will be nice to finally get moved in and things get settled. I hope the two of you will enjoy your new home for many years.
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It sounds beautiful. Can't wait to see the pictures.
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Old September 4th, 2011, 11:42 AM
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What an interesting life experience you two have! The house really does sound stunning. I can't wait to se the pics, and the party sounds good, too.

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Old September 4th, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Wow, you are getting there, then the really fun stuff, furniture and decorating it.....We will need to see some before and after pics...Hope everything stays on schedule.

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Old September 5th, 2011, 01:55 PM
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Waiting and really looking forward to those pictures when you have completed. I know it will be fantastic and you will enjoy it. All the headaches and frustration will be worth it.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 08:22 AM
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Thank you all for the kind rremarks and such.

Today I am meeting with the electrician and we are installing all of the light fixtures. He is very good but some of my fixtures and dimming switches are from the U,S. (Via china of course) Sometimes we have to help him understand that they work somewhat differently and have slightly different installation needs. Manuel does speak a little English and he is very kind and helpful as well as eager to please. So the day should go just fine, knock on wood!

I'm sitting on my bed right now listening to the roosters crowing, donkeys braying, and the train going by. What an interesting group of sounds. I'm reflecting on my new life here in Mexico. What a change it has been and such a rewarding experience getting to know how wonderful, kind, and warm the Mexican people really are. And did I mention dogs barking in the background. lol

Well I'd better jump in the shower and be off for my appointment!
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