Saturday, May 10, 2008

Return to port


To continue the criminal abuse of seagoing metaphor begun April 24:

The M.V. Reluctant Blogger tied up at her home wharf yesterday after a trip to the shipyard for heavy repairs to her keel and a brief shakedown cruise in which the heating and cooling plant gauges malfunctioned. For four days the shipwrights searched for the cause of the problem, which cleared up on its own. When it became plain that the plant had returned to tiptop shape, the vessel was released to active duty.

Sorry, too much Master and Commander over the years. Patrick O'Brian has a lot to answer for.

8 comments:

  1. So how are you feeling? Not too much pain I hope - and do we get a photograph?

    Cheers
    Robyn

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  2. The various pains have subsided to manageable levels. But a photograph of my stern and rudder? No way. That would be aesthetically criminal. Besides, I can't reach around that far.

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  3. Welcome Back! And write us another mystery to get us through the winter!

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  4. Glad you are back at homeport. I don't know about "active duty"; I would assume you are restricted to coastal patrols and no deep water action. May you have clear skies and smooth seas.

    By the way, another Steve Martinez mystery would be nice!! Not sure you would want to incorporate your dry dock experiences....

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  5. Hmmm, is this a clever pretext for frequenting the Dry Dock when you get back to the lake?

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  6. No, she will never believe I'm going to the doctor for a checkup when I casually say, "My back hurts a little. I'm going into dry dock."

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  7. Kevin HoltsberryMay 14, 2008 at 8:49 PM

    Just catching up on some blogs. Sorry to hear about your recent troubles. Hope all is well now.

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  8. Thank you, Kevin. I'm slowly but surely getting better, and as the painkillers wear off I'll put up more blogposts. One should never commit writing under the influence of opioids, unless one is Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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