Five O'Clock Somewhere

Welcome to Five O'Clock Somewhere, where it doesn't matter what time zone you're in; it's five o'clock somewhere. We'll look at rural life, especially as it happens in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, cats, sailing (particularly Etchells racing yachts), and bits of grammar and Victorian poetry.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Taking it easy

Life in the slow lane ...

Pat, Dulce and I are at Five O'Clock Somewhere; Gerald has taken Scratch to Tempe for the start of the new school year.

Dulce had found the new kitten to be rather irritating, so she had been hiding in her lair under the bed in the master bedroom since his arrival, coming out only briefly to eat or use the litter box. She is now much more at ease, without the vexation of a kitten to put up with, and up here at the place she likes best.

Our main reason for coming up here, and being here on a weekday, was so we could arrange for a plumber to fix a leaky water pipe. The well is at one end of the house, and the place where the water line enters the house is at the other end; for most of that distance, the pipe is buried four feet deep so it won't freeze. But the last couple of feet before it enters the house is not as deep; it probably froze in the winter and cracked. We didn't even realize we had a leak until recently; it's been gradually getting worse.

So now that I have a couple of weeks off between terms, we decided to come up for a few days, get the plumber in, and just relax a bit. We've been doing some reading, some sleeping, some movie-watching (Clint Eastwood), and of course, some online stuff. Dulce has been enjoying her royal cushion on the back of the sofa, and she's eating much better now that she's more at ease.

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Blogger bonnie said...

Sounds marvelous. Enjoy.

Tue Aug 17, 08:58:00 PM MDT  
Blogger O Docker said...

You sound remarkably composed, all things considered.

For my own safety, the one thing I must remember just after semester break is not to get between my wife and the wine rack.

Tue Aug 17, 09:59:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Carol Anne said...

Pat doesn't get between me and my beer either.

I did, however, use some Portuguese serradayres ribatejo on the chuck steaks that I cooked up for dinner tonight in the slow-cooker.

Wed Aug 18, 01:03:00 AM MDT  
Blogger Carol Anne said...

Programming note: The 80,000th visitor to this blog was somebody from ... the Sacramento Bee!

O Docker, if you find yourself in New Mexico, you can claim your prize. Normally, the prize is a pitcher of microbrew at Socorro Springs or some other watering hole, but given your interest in wine, I could treat you and your wife to a wine tasting at the Gruet Winery, and possibly a bottle of something-or-other.

Wed Aug 18, 11:52:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Marie said...

You certainly deserve some time off.

Thu Aug 19, 07:58:00 AM MDT  
Blogger Baydog said...

Gruet makes great sparkling wine, by the way!

Thu Aug 19, 02:52:00 PM MDT  
Blogger O Docker said...

Geesh, keep it down, Carol Anne!

If my boss sees this, he'll find out I've been reading blogs at work again. Something-or-other is one of my favorite wines. But, I think I already owe Pat a free round of drinks for guessing Tillerman's rum consumption on his BVI debauch.

I'm sure we can work something out.

Thu Aug 19, 03:12:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Baydog said...

Blogging at work? Why I've never heard of such a work? Really?

Thu Aug 19, 04:39:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Carol Anne said...

I always keep a bottle of Gruet on hand, in case something comes up that needs celebrating. I like the blanc de noirs.

Nawww ... blogging at work? Of course not. You were just doing, um, research ...

Thu Aug 19, 09:48:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Pat said...

As Lobachevsky would call it.

Thu Aug 19, 09:50:00 PM MDT  
Blogger O Docker said...

Pat, I am never forget the day first I hear that name.

Thu Aug 19, 10:04:00 PM MDT  
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