I can be your long lost pal / Yo puedo ser tu amigo que perdiste

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Cousin Al arrived yesterday afternoon in his last clean clothes, T-shirt, boxer bathing suit, socks (and sneakers, designer of course), and (according to him) underwear. All his laundry went in the machine last night and he’s ready to start again today. He and I are going to the beach across the street. No other plans for the day, so far.

Al gave Dudo special treats yesterday, which Dudo finally took from between his fingers. Now, Dudo is cautious but he won’t stop staring at Al who is sleeping on the living room sofa. Moose comes around the corner for a peek and then quickly leaves. Al and I did a bit of walking around the neighborhood yesterday evening and then the three of us went out for dinner.

I received word that my iPad battery is in fact dying. In three to five days, for a total of 119€, I’ll be receiving a new iPad! I wonder if I can manage the same deal for my iMac. And MacBook. Should I ask?


Primo Al llegó ayer por la tarde con su última ropa limpia, camiseta, bañador bóxer, calcetines (y zapatillas, de diseñador por supuesto) y (según él) ropa interior. Toda su ropa se metió en la máquina anoche y está listo para empezar de nuevo hoy. Él y yo vamos a la playa al otro lado de la calle. No hay otros planes para el día, hasta ahora.

Ayer Al le dio a Dudo un regalo especial, que Dudo tomó de entre sus dedos. Ahora, Dudo es cauteloso pero no deja de mirar a Al que duerme en el sofá del salón. Moose da la vuelta a la esquina para echar un vistazo y luego se va rápidamente. Nos dos dimos un paseo por el barrio ayer por la tarde y luego los tres salimos a cenar.

Recibí la noticia de que la batería de mi iPad se está agotando. ¡En tres o cinco días, por un total de 119€, recibiré un nuevo iPad! Me pregunto si puedo manejar el mismo trato para mi iMac y Macbook. ¿Debería preguntar?

• San Geraldo and I were back at La Carihuela Chica for dinner the other night — and dessert. I had the healthy apple tart. Pay no attention to the whipped cream and ice cream.
• San Geraldo y yo regresamos a La Carihuela Chica para cenar la otra noche, y postre. No prestes atención a la crema batida y el helado.
• In the lobby of the notary’s office.
• En el vestíbulo de la notaría.
• In the neighborhood.
• En el barrio.


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..

24 thoughts on “I can be your long lost pal / Yo puedo ser tu amigo que perdiste”

  1. Those dessert looks so good!!!!!!! Have a good visit..designer underwear or not!!!!!

    I had a dream last night I was still working at Bloomingdales and you and San Geraldo popped in and surprised me. A co worker said there are to hot daddies here asking to see you.!!!!!!! I think we all went to lunch and then I can’t remember the rest.

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      Well, these hot daddies would love to have lunch with you. We can’t remember the rest either.

    1. Jim:
      All gives Dudo a special treat every day. Dudo is right now begging Al for the evening treats — after asking SG and me failed.

  2. Our cats are so different with strangers in the house.
    Tuxedo walks right up to them to show them that he runs the show, while Max and Consuelo tend to find a bed to hide under, and come out for peeks every so often.

    1. Bob:
      Moose is getting a little better today. Al has been given Dudo a special stick treat every day, so they’re pals. Moose doesn’t like that treat. We had one cat in California, Dobie, who loved everybody.

    1. Debra:
      The desserts at La Carihuela Chica are works of art. And the ice cream is freshly made. So good. Loving have Al here.

  3. The dessert made me drool and gain 2 pounds. We LOVE our Apple products (Macbooks, iPads, Apple Watches, iPhones, Homepods, earbuds and Apple TV) but MAN are they expensive to replace/upgrade.

    1. Sassybear:
      They get even more expensive when you lose you iPad twice! The dessert was worth the 2 pounds … and the drool.

  4. The cats are cattily adorable. The desserts have me reaching for my insulin and Monistat (don’t ask). Have a happy visit, Scoot.

    1. Deedles:
      Having a great time. Al is showering after the beach. Dudo is sitting outside his bathroom door, staring and waiting for evening treats. He’s added Al to his list of servants. The desserts at that place are beyond heavenly.

    1. Steve:
      I was about to take a picture of all those plantings across the street when the bicyclist came by and made it much more interesting. Dudo now waits for Al to give the treats, too.

  5. Oh boy! It must be fun to have family visiting to go to the beach with and go out to dinner with 🙂 Cracks me up that Dudo is so tuned in to the situation that he has to come sneaking in to take a look.
    Have you told us how old your iPad battery is? I’m curious. Do you know if you had an insurance contract or something? (I ask, “Do you know if…” because they sneak in all kinds of things when we sign up for new products… at least in my experience.) Good, though! I assume they’re taking care of transferring all of your stuff onto the new iPad?

    1. Judy C:
      Having such a good time with Al. Dudo now talks to Al because Al gives him a special treat every day. Al is now giving them the usual evening treats (because we didn’t respond quickly enough, so they both attached themselves to him). My iPad is less than 4 years old. I read that the battery CAN begin to fade after 3 years. I do n ot pay for Applecare. Had I done so, this would have cost me 6.99€ as opposed to 119€, which wouldn’t have been worth the investment. And yes they’ve done a complete transfer (I’ve been told). We shall see about that. It’s already here and I hope to pick it up tomorrow.

    1. Kirk:
      I usually say no to the whipped cream, but I don’t like to the ruin their aesthetics. The ice cream is freshly made and phenomenally good.

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