Keep cool, boy / Manten la calma, chico

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

Is there a meteorologist out there who can explain the below forecasts to me? Meanwhile, above is a view of this morning’s sunrise. I should probably clean the outside railing before we go. I probably won’t.

We’ve been getting under control for our travel Tuesday. We’ll start packing today. It sure is nice when the housekeeper is the housesitter. No need to clean or wash linens and towels before we leave. I’ll put out fresh towels and linens for Isabel and her daughter and she’ll take care of the rest. She makes it so easy.

Half my office is filled with suitcases and carry-on bags. The first decision is which we’ll use and I can then put the rest away. That alone will be progress.

It’s warm (currently feels like 31˚C / 88˚F) and seriously humid today. Dudo’s outside on the terrace (for now). Oops, I take that back. Dudo just joined Moose in San Geraldo’s air-conditioned office. (I just added a photo of them.) Never mind. Dudo is now back out on the terrace. I live to serve. SG and I will spend the day working in air-conditioned comfort.


¿Hay algún meteorólogo que pueda explicarme los pronósticos a continuación? Mientras tanto, arriba hay una vista del amanecer de esta mañana. Probablemente debería limpiar la barandilla exterior antes de irnos. Probablemente no lo haré.

Hemos estado controlando nuestro viaje el martes. Comenzaremos a empacar hoy. Seguro que es agradable cuando el ama de llaves es la niñera. No es necesario limpiar o lavar la ropa de cama y las toallas antes de irnos. Pondré toallas y sábanas limpias para Isabel y su hija y ella se encargará del resto. Ella lo hace tan fácil.

La mitad de mi oficina está llena de maletas y bolsos de mano. La primera decisión es cuál usaremos y luego puedo guardar el resto. Solo eso será progreso.

Hace calor (actualmente se siente como 31˚C / 88˚F) y muy húmedo hoy. Dudo está afuera en la terraza (por ahora). Vaya, me retracto. Dudo acaba de unirse a Moose en la oficina con aire acondicionado de San Geraldo. (Acabo de agregar una foto de ellos). Eso no importa. Dudo ahora está de vuelta en la terraza. Vivo para servir. SG y yo pasaremos el día trabajando cómodamente con aire acondicionado.

• Remember my pretzel pose (click here)? Moose was not impressed.
• ¿Recuerdas mi pose de pretzel (haz clic aquí)? Moose no estaba impresionado.

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..

31 thoughts on “Keep cool, boy / Manten la calma, chico”

  1. There are enough TV channels in Spain devoted to Tarot cards and crystal ball fortune-telling without the weather forecasters reverting to the same. Jx

    1. Jon:
      I’ve never watched those channels here. The USA had those channels, too. They weren’t any less or more precise than the forecasters.

    1. Wicked Hamster:
      I wondered what going premium would do. So that’s where you go for ACCURATE forecasts?

    1. Jim:
      The best forecasters I ever experienced were on a Rochester, NY radio station in the ´70s. The studio wasn’t sound proof and you could hear the traffic going by on the street below. So, the announcer would just look out the window and tell you the weather. Very accurate.

  2. “I live to serve”….boy does THAT sound familiar! George, Poppy, and Marco keep us busy all day long just like your two boys! What do people without pets DO with all their free time?!

    1. Jennifer:
      And Marco is smarter than all of us put together. I’m sure he’s got you wrapped around his little claw.

    1. Deedles:
      It hasn’t been a relaxing few days, but we’re pretty much under control now.

  3. Such cool temperatures down there! We’re heading yet again for 35 Wednesday and Thursday, yet another heat wave. The third month of 30 plus temps this year. It’s looking more and more like Spain everyday. All the grass is brown. They are now saying that they don’t know if the vines will survive this year as we have no more rain forecast for the next 10 days.

    We both wish you all the best with your travels to cooler climes. All your subscribers are coming with you so make sure you do your usual lovely photos.We’re all looking forward to it, especially the whale watching. Enjoy.

    1. Karen:
      Our weather has been so much kinder than yours and others in normally more comfortable places. And still we complain about the heat and humidity. We have so many new (to us) things planned for the month. I look forward to sharing it all.

  4. I read somewhere that they get those rain percentages based on the past one hundred days with similar weather conditions. In other words, you take one hundred days with the same temperature, same cloud covering, same distance from a cold front, etc. If it rained 31 of those one hundred days, then the forecast is 31% chance of rain. it’s all just playing the odds.

    1. Kirk:
      I like the explanation… but it still makes no sense to me. So they offer those percentages despite the fact that they don’t take into account what the weather is actually doing in real time.

  5. I hope the trip is lovely. I wish I were going. People who make things easy are the best.


  6. Crazy weather predicting. I vote that they added up all of the percentages for the hours in the day — ha! Even that doesn’t compute.
    So fabulous that Isabel and her daughter are going to house sit and cat sit for you!

    1. Judy C:
      That was my first thought, too. And then I started adding the numbers. Isabel and Cristina will make our time away so much easier for us and the cats.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I’m about to buzz my hair, go easy on trimming my beard. Thanks.

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