Monday, March 23, 2015

Blow The Man Down

We haven't had much sunshine here in Fuengirola since our return nearly two weeks ago. Given the miserable weather we experienced in New York, while we were there San Geraldo insisted he would never again complain about Fuengirola's weather. He lied. I've complained, too, but I never said I wouldn't.

"To me, weigh hey, blow the man down."

A WALK ON THE BEACH LAST WEEK.
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A TYPICAL DAY LATELY.

Still, the view is pretty amazing. Even if the wind gusts got so strong minutes before the solar eclipse that our table and chairs got blown over and tossed from one corner of the terrace to the other. Fortunately, there was no damage. The glass table top didn't get a scratch. But some of the furniture ended up in the living room for the remainder of the day. (I appear to have a hernia — doctor's appointment tomorrow — so San Geraldo did all the heavy lifting.)


"Give me some time to blow the man down."

NOT VERY GOOD FOR SITTING.
REDECORATING... TEMPORARILY.


"That spanking full rigger to New York was bound..."

23 comments:

  1. Hopefully the complaining will bring you guys some warm, windless days.
    You are right, Mitchell, the view hasn't changed....still a great one!!
    Great tune by WG!

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    1. Jim:
      Beautiful, calm, and sunny today!

      Glad you liked the song. I checked out the Popeye the Sailor Man version, but this was so much better!

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  2. They look like our old balcony chairs, which were light enough to shake in the wind but never turned over. You really must have shocking wind.

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    1. Andrew:
      The chairs have slid across the terrace in the wind, but never thrown over. The table's glass top is fairly thick, so that was a huge surprise. Fortunately, given the winds, we had removed the large, heavy ceramic bowl from the table the night before. It was safely inside. Imagine getting hit with THAT frisbee!

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  3. We spent the Winter complaining about the weather, and now we'll enjoy a few weeks of Spring until it's time to complain about the Summer heat.

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    1. Bob:
      Oh, yeah, I have the heat complaints to look forward to. But it's one season I don't complain about.

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  4. Mitchell but we have great sunny weather in Poland.. So I am happy. Take in cold Spain..

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    1. Gosia:
      I've been laughing at your posts of the spring sunshine. Maybe we should move to Poland!

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  5. Wow, it gets so windy where you live! I'm always amazed by the things on your terrace getting blown around.

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    1. Judy:
      And we now understand why so many people have enclosed portions of their corner terraces. We're seriously considering it.

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  6. I wouldn't have thought the wind would be that strong, but you've convinced me otherwise.

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    1. Stephen:
      These gusts took everyone by surprise. When windstorms are predicted, people are warned to remove anything from their terraces that isn't fastened down.

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  7. I've searched this post up and down, side to side and all corners, but can't find even the tiniest mention of the pussy cats. Secreted away for safety's sake, I trust - and hope.

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    1. Raybeard:
      They were having nothing to do with that wind. They looked out the window for a bit and then went into the back bedroom to sleep. Smart boys!

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  8. From a very windy area, I can relate and sympathize. I never think of Spain as being inclement and yet I know that it can be in winter. Welcome home eh? Not :)

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    1. Craig:
      I'm home with a stomach virus today. I just looked out the window and the view is a bit different. I think we've been blown a bit closer to Málaga. STILL, it's good to be home.

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  9. Am loving those drinking glasses

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    1. John:
      We didn't bring a huge amount with us when we moved to Spain, but that cabinet and its contents were special to us. Lots of antique and original deco glassware that we've had for most of our time together (some longer). It's nice to have it here.

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  10. How did I miss this post? Hope you're over the stomach virus, what's going on with the hernia? Sending hugs!

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    1. Jacqueline:
      Well, the hernia appears to be the same as it was BEFORE the stomach virus I'm surprised! All's well.

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  11. Here's my favorite version - way butch!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZJz1eQ5DtY

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    1. Spo:
      Ha! I went through every version I could find. The Robert Shaw Chorale were way TOO butch for me! And Popeye got on my nerves.

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    2. This was so butch it's camp.

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