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Doggie Daze

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 12/20/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 143
It's not beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

It's just five days before Chriostmas, and I have to say I'm not really feeling it. To me, Christmas is a secular holiday rather than a religious one; a time of being with family and following old, comfortable rituals. But my family, other than my husband and our dogs, is over a thousand miles away on the United States mainland. And bring a tree into our cabin, besides being impossible due to lack of space, would really be redundant since we have trees surrounding us, just feet away. Plus, my box of Christmas decorations is still in my daughter's Arizona garage. And who would see them, anyway? But it occurs to me, one reason people love Christmas (and other holidays) is that they provide a welcome break into the humdrum tedium of their daily lives. And Keith's and my lives are anything but tedious. We are, after all, living in paradise. And if we ever forget that, we only have to look at our dogs making the most of every day to be reminded.

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West Side Overnight

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 12/12/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 136
I do a double Doordash.

With no grandkids to give me something better to do, yesterday I drove to Lahaina to Doordash, spending the night at the beach and returning for more today. But this time I got a few sunrise photos to document the event.

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Koki Without Kids

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 12/10/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 135
The grandkids are back in Arizona, and Koki is bleak.

So my daughter and grandkids are gone back to Arizona. We still go to the beach nearly every day, but (for me, at least) it's a little less fun. Still, we have our own babies—dogs Ella and Lilly—so it's not like we have no one to watch have fun in the water.

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The Littles Say Goodbye to Koki

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 12/2/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 143
On their last day of vacation, we take the kids to Koki.

On this, the last day of their vacation—and probably the last I'll see of them until Spring, at least—we took the littles to Koki Beach Park, along with big brother Zach and Zach's pal Adrian and their surfboards.

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Kids On Scooters

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 12/1/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 137
Scooters may be more of an urban toy.

Jenny had picked up a couple of scooters while shopping at Walmart the other day. I'm sure the toddlers saw them and bugged her for them, since they have scooters at home in Arizona. What I don't think occurred to her was that scooters are more suited for an urban (paved) environment.

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Family Home Day

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/30/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 135
Thanksgiving week continues.

We hung out around the house today. It was pleasant as always—except moreso, because we had our visiting family about. And it began with an exquisite island dawn.

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Thanksgiving, 2020

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/26/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 151
We have a LOT to be thankful for.

How does one celebrate Thanskgiving during a pandemic? Apparently many people, who post on Facebook, are going all out with visiting far-flung relatives, germs and all. I fear that these same families will regret this before Christmas, given than COVID-19 is now up to a 2% fatality rate. (If you knew a random two Skittles in a bag of 100 were poisoned, would you eat any?)

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Rainy Season

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/25/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 146
Other places have summer and winter.

I see posts from friends on the East Coast bragging (or complaining) about snow and ice storms and shoveling. Meanwhile, here in Maui, we don't have four seasons. We have two: Mostly Sunny, and Mostly Rainy. America's "winter" more-or-less dovetails with Maui's Mostly Rainy Season.

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Consolidating Two Solar Arrays

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/23/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 155
Sometimes one is better than two.

As you may recall, we've been working off a second solar array while the first one we used sat idle in back of our shed. The plan was to consolodate them, and today the physical work to make that happen, happened.

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Kiddies At Koki

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/20/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 131
No one can enjoy the beach like kiddies and doggies.

The past few days have been a joy, with three of my grandchildren here with me! There hasn't been much time for blogging, what with hanging out with the kiddies (who came by to visit about 7 AM on the morning after their arrival) and taking them to Koki, our favorite beach.

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