Drip, drip, drip / Goteo, goteo, goteo

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

I WOKE UP JUST BEFORE sunrise and it was obviously going to be a beauty. So, I got out of bed and spent a half hour on the terrace. The glass curtain received it’s much needed maintanence Monday and, after allowing more than 24 hours for the glue and oil and lube to settle in, I was permitted to open windows for photos of this morning’s vibrant sky and sea.

I tried taking sunrise photos through the windows yesterday but they’re in serious need of a wash. So, all I got were a lot of streaks with some orange and pink in the background. It wasn’t even artsy, just dirty.

Today, it was still too chilly to leave the door open for the cats to join me (it’s not anymore; Dudo is asleep outside), so they just watched from the living room. They didn’t look happy about it — especially not Moosy. They had another two hours to wait until treat time.

I’ve been debating a siesta or a walk this afternoon and have decided that, although I could probably fall asleep standing up, I’m going to force myself to get out of the house. But first I have to hang laundry and then put on shoes and socks. So, one never knows.

The “Drip, drip, drip” title refers to our water heater, which I forgot to tell you about. More on that tomorrow.


ME DESPERTÉ JUSTO ANTES DEL amanecer y obviamente iba a ser una belleza. Así que me levanté de la cama y pasé media hora en la terraza. La cortina de vidrio recibió su muy necesario mantenimiento el lunes y, después de esperar más de 24 horas para que el pegamento, el aceite y el lubricante se asentaran, se me permitió abrir las ventanas para tomar fotos del vibrante cielo y el mar de esta mañana.

Ayer intenté tomar fotos del amanecer a través de las ventanas, pero necesitan un lavado urgente. Entonces, todo lo que obtuve fueron muchas rayas con algo de naranja y rosa de fondo. Ni siquiera era artístico, solo sucio.

Hoy, todavía hacía demasiado frío para dejar la puerta abierta para que los gatos se unieran a mí (ya no lo es; Dudo está durmiendo afuera), así que solo miraron desde la sala de estar. No parecían felices por eso, especialmente Moosy. Tenían otras dos horas para esperar hasta la hora del aperetivos.

He estado debatiendo una siesta o un paseo esta tarde y he decidido que, aunque probablemente podría quedarme dormido de pie, voy a obligarme a salir de casa. Pero primero tengo que tender la ropa y luego ponerme zapatos y calcetines. Entonces, uno nunca sabe.

El título “Goteo, goteo, goteo” se refiere a nuestro calentador de agua, del cual me olvidé de contarles. Más sobre eso mañana.

Last night’s moon before it was consumed by clouds.
La luna de anoche antes de que fuera consumida por las nubes.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

44 thoughts on “Drip, drip, drip / Goteo, goteo, goteo”

  1. Love your pix, Scoot! Hey, dirty can be artsy. I won’t go there. Moose, yay! You too, Dudo. Today, I have to put on clothes to go get my teeth cleaned. The periodontist insisted that I wear something this time. What a killjoy!

    1. Deedles:
      Trust me. The dirty window photos were NOT artsy. I don’t know why you have to be dressed to get your teeth cleaned. They make you wear that stupid bib that never matches anything!

    1. anne marie:
      If the neighbors across the street were out yesterday, they got a lot more than the moon (but I checked and didn’t see anyone).

    1. Cheapchick:
      I DO love sunrise over the sea. Our sunsets can be pretty spectacular with the mountains but the city gets in the way, so it’s not as magical.

    1. Judy C:
      The water heater wasn’t a problem. It was a slow drip that did no damage except to get the fabric clothespin box wet. And the repair took all of 10 minutes. GREAT (AND CHEAP) plumber.

    1. Steve:
      I’ve gotten spoiled. I no longer jump out of bed for every one. Or maybe I’ve gotten lazy.

  2. Hello Mitchell,

    We found you via the Darling Mistress.

    And, suddenly, we were transported from the freezing fog of Budapest to sunrises and sunsets of Sunny Spain. Love your darling cat and intrigued about the water heater. We shall return.

    1. Jane and Lance:
      It is wonderful to see you here! I would check your blog every so often but it seemed you had moved on to more interesting things. Sorry for what the world has been like for the past year, but so happy to see you again.

  3. Moose was not a happy cat. He has no sense of anticipation. Our sunrise today was a subtle affair but the day is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Your sunrise is magnificent.

    1. Wilma:
      Some days, it’s impossible to stay in bed. (Some days, I go back to bed after I shoot the sunrise.)

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      I’ve been known to go back to bed for another hour or two after the photos are done.

  4. Glorious way to start the day except … Dudo and Moose are giving me Twin Ghosts from The Shining realness and I am terrified!

    1. Bob:
      Ever since you said that about Dudo and Moose, I can’t unsee it. This morning was so creepy, they got their treats an hour early.

    1. Jim:
      Thanks! I took 97 photos, ended up with 43 I really liked and then narrowed it down from there for posting.

    1. Mary:
      The best sunrises of anyplace we’ve every lived. This apartment was a lucky find. I’m going to see if Dudo wants to have a siesta with me. He’s asleep on the terrace. He regularly comes in AFTER my siesta and begs me to take another one.

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      To be able to witness an unobstructed sunrise over the Mediterranean Sea every morning is a gift. I’ll keep sharing.

      1. I am learning Spanish “slang” Que padre! Is sort of like ‘wow!’
        I sense I am learning Mexican Spanish slang if you do not recognize it.

      2. Urspo:
        I’ve never heard que padre used here. “Que guay” is the equivalent (like “that’s cool”)

    1. Debra:
      Thanks! I take dozens of photos, usually cut them by half, and then share just a few. It’s not easy. The view is spectacular and the colors change quickly.

    1. Parsnip:
      You’ve got sunsets over the mountains and we’ve got sunrises over the sea.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I’ve never experienced so many glorious sunrises. This time of year is especially rich.

  5. Four beady eyes on you, checking out what you’re going to do next and if it meets with their approval. A high standard is expected.

    1. Raybeard:
      Their usual treats weren’t available in the market the other day, so SG bought some others he hoped they wouldn’t hate. They love them and are even more excited now!

    1. David:
      I didn’t realize I made the water heater story sound so exciting. Sorry for the big let-down of today’s post!

    1. Maybe you’re actually a wicked werehampster, and you’re feeling the pull of the moon. Just trying to be helpful 🙂

      1. Deedles:
        I thought a “were” hampster? No, he “ARE” hamster. But then I got it.

      2. “Werehamster?” “There, hamster!” With all apologies to Young Frankenstein 🙂

      3. Deedles:
        Young Frankenstein is no longer among us. So, no need to apologize.

    2. wickedhamster:
      The moon was magical. The shades of orange, the clouds. It was really difficult to capture. And the clouds were moving in quickly and it was then completely hidden. That was the only photo that I thought was good enough to share. I’m glad you like it.

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