After the blowout / Después del reventón

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THE SKY AND SEA ARE calm, the sun is out, and it will be around 20˚C / 68˚F today. But the wind left behind quite a mess as you can see from today’s photos taken during my walks Sunday. The “flame” atop the Christmas candle (silo) has been flattened. The surf and sand washed across the Paseo in many parts of town, one place just to the right of our building. Pathways on the beach were washed away and need to be replaced. Plantings were destroyed. And, well, you can see the rest for yourself in today’s photos.

We had a great time at Luke’s birthday dinner Saturday night. San Geraldo made another fun and delicious cake (photos to come).

After filing my grievance (regarding the handling of guardianship issues and my mother’s estate) with New York City’s Supreme Court, a response was received from our lawyer. I was able to send my reply to his response yesterday to the Supreme Court. Very satisfying.

Our nephew Matt and niece-in-law, Lindy, return from their travels this afternoon to spend a nice amount of time in our neighborhood. I’m happy.

Nutrition and Fitness Report (I forgot to share the weekend report)
Stretching: Twice Friday. Twice Saturday. Thrice (to be consistent) Sunday. Once so far today.
Walking: 6.5 km / 4 miles Sunday.
Gym: In 15 minutes for chest and back. Great chest and back workout Friday.
Notes: I had one beer and a slice of lemon cake for Luke’s birthday. (And I took three big licks off the spatula before washing the frosting bowl.) Kathleen baked cookies and gave us two to take home. Unbelievably good. This was an indulgent weekend, but still not bad
. Things taste better when I don’t indulge every day.


EL CIELO Y EL MAR están tranquilos, el sol ha salido y hoy hará alrededor de 20˚C / 68˚F. Pero el viento dejó un gran lío, como pueden ver en las fotos de hoy tomadas durante mis caminatas el domingo. La “llama” sobre la vela de Navidad (silo) se ha aplanado. El oleaje y la arena atravesaron el Paseo en muchas partes de la ciudad, un lugar justo a la derecha de nuestro edificio. Los caminos en la playa fueron arrasados ​​y necesitan ser reemplazados. Las plantaciones fueron destruidas. Y, bueno, puedes ver el resto por ti mismo en las fotos de hoy.

La pasamos muy bien en la cena de cumpleaños de Luke el sábado por la noche. San Geraldo hizo otro divertido y delicioso pastel (fotos por venir).

Después de presentar mi queja (sobre el manejo de los asuntos de tutela y el patrimonio de mi madre) ante la Corte Suprema de la ciudad de Nueva York, recibimos una respuesta de nuestro abogado. Ayer pude responder a su respuesta. Muy satisfactorio.

Nuestro sobrino Matt y nuestra sobrina política, Lindy, regresan de sus viajes esta tarde para pasar un buen rato en nuestro vecindario. Estoy feliz.

Informe de nutrición y estado físico (olvidé compartir el informe del fin de semana)
Estiramiento: Dos veces viernes. Dos veces el sábado. Tres veces el domingo. Una vez hasta ahora hoy.
Caminando: 6.5 km / 4 millas el domingo.
Gimnasio: En 15 minutos para pecho y espalda. Gran entrenamiento de pecho y espalda el viernes.
Notas: Tomé una cerveza y una rebanada de pastel de limón para el cumpleaños de Luke. (Y le di tres grandes lamidas a la espátula antes de lavar el tazón de glaseado). Kathleen horneó galletas y nos dio dos para llevar a casa. Increíblemente bueno. Este fue un fin de semana indulgente, pero aún así no estuvo mal. Las cosas saben mejor cuando no me mimo todos los días.

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..

34 thoughts on “After the blowout / Después del reventón”

    1. David:
      On my way back from the gym, I saw that new plants were already replacing what was destroyed in those flower towers on the plaza.

  1. The wind is the worst because you can’t see it. That’s the thing I hated most about hurricanes; all that destruction.
    Oy, what a mess.

    1. Bob:
      My biggest fear was tornadoes. They were so foreign to me… and so unexpected and devastating.

  2. It always amazes me that when i am hungry food tastes better and the first few bites of a sweet are the best. If I really savor tastes I can stop sooner!

    1. Debra:
      Someone else might have sued, but after 5 years of dealing with this, I didn’t want to start with yet another lawyer. I too hope justice prevails. I did have emails from them proving their lies.

    1. Frank:
      I had never heard the word ”weather” used that way until we lived in San Diego. The forecaster said, “No weather today.” We thought he was odd until we looked it up. Yep, we had some weather!

  3. Yikes, it looks cold there too! Why anyone is one the beach or wearing shorts is beyond me. Or is it warmer then it looks? 68 here can be cool for shorts. Even the big palm trees look cold and ripped apart.

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      For locals, 68 is cool for shorts. For tourists (especially from Finland and the UK), it’s spring! 57 right now. Downright arctic.

  4. Sad to see the destruction…especially the plants. Was at Rehoboth Beach this weekend where it was only a little windy (however, gale warnings are up there for tonight/tomorrow, as well as on the Chesapeake Bay–my ‘neighbor’). It’s been a wicked weather year everywhere.

    Best of luck with your complaint.

    1. Mary:
      I hope our lawyer has problems as a result of our complaint, but at least I’m finally done with him and that entire process. We have brutal winds every year here, but I’ve never seen the hibiscus hedges devastated. They’ll have to be pruned down to the trunks. Likewise the surf. We’ve had messes, but it never got so close to the wall across the street from us.

  5. What a mess! Wind and water can be so destructive. Glad they are fixing the flower towers.

    My bathroom scale measures body fat and calculates BMI, percent water, muscle mass, and bone mass. I was happy when I checked the stats today that even though my weight has held steady for almost 2 weeks, my muscle mass has increased as the percent fat has decreased. I am very encouraged.

      1. Deedles:
        There are those scales that talk to you. No thanks! (You can even buy ones that insult you. Why would anyone???)

    1. Wilma:
      That COULD BE a fun bathroom scale to have. And, yes, weight loss isn’t everything. That’s why I haven’t been so concerned about my weight. I know I’m putting back muscle so weight won’t drop as obviously. And I didn’t have that money pounds I needed to drop. I’ll just use the mirror… and the jeans … as my gauge. Congrats on the muscle mass!

  6. I hope your day went well, Scoot. Mine is just starting and I’m so looking forward to doing laundry 🙁

  7. We are at the mercy of the weather especially in the fall/winter period. There’s no stopping good ole Mother Nature.
    LOTS of rain expected here over the next three days up the Atlantic Coast.

    1. Jim:
      We had a major downpour (glorious) while we were out for dinner last night. I checked before we went out and there was a 7 percent chance of rain! It stopped before we walked home. Well timed. (Although at that time I checked and there was a 100 percent chance of rain.)

    1. Steve:
      Neither would I. But they’re on it so quickly here… once they know the surf and wind won’t do it again. It poured last night, so the job will be a bit heavier.

  8. What a mess — now that huge Xmas candle really does look like a silo! I’m looking forward to pictures of the birthday cake SG made too…

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      And cinco and seis. Walked in the other direction yesterday afternoon. The city planted a bunch of cyprus trees in a plaza (which i thought was a very bad choice at the time). As I expected, center section died off so the trees already looked bad, but now several of the trees are almost on their sides. I guess there’ll be something new going in this spring.

    1. Kirk Jusko:
      Yep, the beach has expanded. But so has the sea. So sand surface is probably about the same. We’ve lost a lot of the coastline these past two years. The City usually brings in fresh sand and regrades but that hasn’t happened since the pandemic, and that may be why the surf came up so close to us this time around.

  9. They built that town too close to the sea; they should have moved inland. 🤪 Having studied theology, I surmise this may have been God delivering his opinion on the silo,

    1. wickedhamster:
      I have a local friend who says she would never live on the “first line” like we day. She’s afraid she’ll be washed away. I’ve been figuring we’ll be long dead by the time that happens… but I may be wrong. As for the silo, YOU may be right.

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