Thursday, April 24, 2008

Beached


Starting today, this blog is going on hiatus until about mid-May. I'm presently under tow to the shipyard for heavy repairs. There the shipwrights will winch me onto the beach for a careening to scrape off rust and torch out corrosion from the keel. Once that's done, they'll replate, reweld, rerivet and relaunch.

Then I ought to be good for a few more voyages as well as further abuse of nautical metaphors.

14 comments:

  1. Hemorrhoid surgery?

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  2. Not even close. Kindly do not cast asspersions.

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  3. Knee replacement?

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  4. Breast enlargement?

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  5. On the keel? Keels don't got breasts.

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  6. Hip resurfacing?

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  7. Think a little higher. You've read some of my blogposts complaining about a bad back?

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  8. Spinal fusion? That's nasty stuff.

    Barry

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  9. Bingo! You win the grand prize, Barry/Anonymous! Now to figure out what that prize might be.

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  10. You're not going to give us a full account of the surgery, are you? Please don't!

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  11. My dad had that and never was sure it helped. Be sure you've got: 1) an excellent surgeon; 2) a reliable source (not the surgeon) of strong painkillers; and 3) a great physical therapist. Don't wait until post-surgery to line up #s 2&3.

    Good luck; we'll be watching for recovery reports.

    Barry

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  12. Spreading cheer, eh, Barry?

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  13. Just some hard-earned advice. Ortho surgeons have little patience with post-op pain and therapy, leaving patients to fend as they can. Henry needs to know that in advance.

    Hoping my advice isn't needed...

    Barry

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