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(a) Casita

(a) Casita

the front view of our house, giant poinsettias and all. patricio's cousin owns a greenhouse, which means we get beautiful plants at cost--a perk i'll never get tired of.


(b) No. 73

(b) No. 73

to the left is our house number, 73. interestingly, the house two doors down is also number 73. if you mail anything to us, they might have the chance to snoop through it first...


(c) Living Room

(c) Living Room

our cozy living room


(d) Dining Nook

(d) Dining Nook

our little dining nook, with living room fireplace in the foreground. yes, the calla lilies are real--we cut them from the gardens at my in-laws' ranch. i love them!


(e) Traveling Table

(e) Traveling Table

this little table made it all the way from amarillo, texas to mexico city strapped to the roof of patricio's jetta, along with everything else you see in the picture, which was stuffed into every millimeter of space inside the car. except, of course, the apples and the flower.


(f) Door Window

(f) Door Window

even though we replaced most of the windows, neither of us would ever say goodbye to the door window. it's great for imagining that we live in another time...


(g) Apple Blossoms

(g) Apple Blossoms

patricio picked this twig of apple blossoms for me the other day...in mid-january.


(h) Kitchen

(h) Kitchen

the kitchen is new york city-sized, so it's hard to get a good angle. note, however, the little mezcal barrel behind the talavera jars--it's the first souvenir we bought together on our trip to oaxaca in the summer of 2004.


(i) T.V. Hiding Spot

(i) T.V. Hiding Spot

the television's secret hiding spot


(j) Office couch

(j) Office couch

we've permanently borrowed the office couch from my in-laws' ranch, covering the shockingly-bright upholstery pattern with our warm, wool blankets


(k) Bedroom

(k) Bedroom

new bed and nightstands, courtesy of some fellows this side of toluca who, like just about everyone else in town, make and sell all their furniture themselves.


(l) Bedroom Nook

(l) Bedroom Nook

the chair we waited weeks to be delivered, guarded by our new straw hats that we bought at the pyramids of Teotihuacan


(m) Original Washing Machine

(m) Original Washing Machine

mom calls this the original washing machine. it's useful, but i say a little prayer of thanks each time i walk right past it to do laundry in our electric washer and dryer


(n) Water Tanks

(n) Water Tanks

here are the water tanks up on the roof that store city water for the days when we don't receive any. usually, we get city water every other day. usually. the small red contraption is our water-pressure pump, so when the water actually leaves the storage tanks it doesn't dribble out of the faucets.


(o) Gas Tank

(o) Gas Tank

our 30 kilo tank of propane gas that runs out about every six weeks. fortunately, trucks come around every morning selling more; all i have to do is flag them down and pay for the tank change.