Todos mañana

Harrison Walter inspects the family’s new Maytag top-loader.
Photo: Hal Walter

“Man plans, God laughs,” says the Yiddish proverb.

Hal Walter and I had planned an International Donkey Day podcast yesterday, but technical difficulties arose — FaceTime was not cooperating on my end, the mic/earbud setup was untested on his end, and the deliverymen fetching a new clothes washer from Pueblo to Weirdcliffe were at large and incommunicado.

So we said, as one so often does in the Great American West, “Mañana.” We stole that from the Mexicans, along with much of the country hereabouts.

Well, here it is mañana and the podcast remains at large, unlike the deliverymen, who eventually turned up, though they declined to let Hal shoot his defunct Samsung front-loader before dragging it away.

The rain arrived shortly thereafter, followed by the snow, and the mud. And this morning school was canceled, which means Hal has a rambunctious 15-year-old making his own unique contributions to to the sonic environment in a house that must feel about the size of a padded cell without the padding.

Which is the long way around to saying you shouldn’t expect a podcast from us today.

Maybe mañana. ¿Que no?

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10 Responses to “Todos mañana”

  1. JD Dallager Says:

    Carpe mañana!!!

  2. B Johnston Says:

    Pat, You remain every bit a wordsmith!! Cheers, Beth @drbug0310

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Yes, tomorrow. By the way, the tire in your masthead picture looks flat.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      It is flat, Paddy me lad. Hence the need to “re-tire.” Ho, ho, etc.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      I’m a little slow these days. Duh. Anywho, nice masthead!
      On a different not, our tandem buddies won’t be able to do the Santa Fe Century ride because of medical problems.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Aw, shoot, I’m sorry to hear that. Nothing serious, I hope.

      I also hope the weather is better for the SFC than it is right now. The wind is howling like a banshee, rain is in the forecast for a few days, and I actually had to wear knickers and arm warmers today. Must be May.

  4. Libby Says:

    Looking forward to it!

  5. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Weather not so great here in Napoli either – but there’s still pizza! Looks like we can sneak a ride in tomorrow before the rains come back. Then it’s time to clean the bikes up for return and (we hope) the refund of our deposits and then to escape north to Piedmont where we can get out our “real” bikes. AHhhhhh.
    Oh, and the Giro d’Italia starts tomorrow – my favorite time of the year 🙂

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Forty-five and rain here this morning, Lorenzo. Good thing I got a trail ride in yesterday. I think they’ll be a bit squishy today.

      You must be jonesin’ to settle in at Piedmont. I could likewise do with a change of scenery, but Herself outranks me, so here I am, in charge of quarters as per SOP.

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