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Reunited And It Feels So Good

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/10/2020
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Our car finally arrives from the mainland we left five months ago.

Finally, after only one failed attempt, we picked up our car from the shipper's today!

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Surf's Up at Hana Bay

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/9/2020
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Some new views of Hana Bay Beach from the wharf.

Today's highlight came after we went to pickup the mail. On the way home, I decided to take a peek at Hana Bay Beach. The bay itself is protected; but even it was pretty choppy; and the waves beyond were quite large. This was not a surprise; since we had a hurricane pass by just a week or so ago. But it did make for some nice pictures.

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A Wasted Trip

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/7/2020
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Our car wasn't there, after all.

According to the Matson, website, today was to have been the day Keith and I were finally reunited with our car, which has been languishing in a garage in Long Beach, California, lo, these many months. And, as a side benefit, I had a lead on the mysterious (or, at least, hard-to-pin-down) County of Maui department that could give us a physical address, good for getting mail too big for a post office box, and for getting registered to vote.

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Going Bananas

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/2/2020
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The poor plants can't survive on their own.

On our property we have five clusters of banana trees. They have not been cared for for some time, at least several years. And bananas are one of the few food plants on Earth that cannot prosper on its own; it needs at least some human intervention. For example, the baby banana trees (called "keikis" here in Hawaii) grow in the middle of a cluster; but they will suffocate there if the parents' dead leaves aren't removed. And they won't prosper (and produce bananas) until they are placed where they can get plenty of air and sunshine for themselves.

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Pulling Cables

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 7/30/2020
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The value of a lifetime of experience.

I've been waking up at dawn lately, probably since I'm generally asleep by ten. This is not something I ever expected, or wanted, to do. But that's because I was always exhausted. The times I saw a sunrise, I was on my way to work, still sleepy from getting to bed after working late the night becore. But now, in this time of shutdown and isolation, getting adequate sleep is no longer a problem. And so now I enjoy the sunrise, which here in Hana is generally subtle and exquisite.

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Is That All There Is To A Hurricane?

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 7/26/2020
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The East German judge awarded a 3.

Wow. Maybe I'm jaded from having experienced hurricanes in Florida, but Hurricane Douglas was kind of a dud.

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Here Comes Douglas

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 7/25/2020
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We prepare for our first Pacific hurricane.

Hurricanes very rarely hit Hawaii—in fact, it's only happened twice before in modern history. Nevertheless, Hurricane Douglas is barrelling down on us even as I type.

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Ho'okipa Lookout

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 7/23/2020
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We make a brief siteseeing stop on our way to pick up supplies.

Each week when Keith and I drive to Kahului for supplies, we pass several very scenic beaches. Today we stopped at one. Please note that no one is crowded; the surfers are closest together and are still substantially farther than six feet apart.

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The Day Our Car Took A Cruise

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 7/22/2020
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Remember the Honda CR-V my grandson gave me for Christmas?

Last Christmas, my grandson, Zach, gave me a car. Well, not a whole car; but he picked one out and made the down payment and presented it. The only problem was, we were all living in Arizona at the time, and three months later, we moved to Maui. The plan was for Keith to drive the car to the shipping company in Long Beach, CA. I had bought his plane ticket to leave from Los Angeles; I pre-paid a motel for him to spend the night. But then the coronavirus showed up; and, worried that Keith might be stranded in Arizona with me in Maui should a shutdown occur, I changed plans and flew him directly from Phoenix—and it's a good thiing I did; Hawaii instituted its shutdown while Keith was in the air. But he arrived and was allowed to stay. But the car was still in Arizona, so we kept it at my daughter Jenny's house until such time as it could be shipped.

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By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 7/21/2020
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More improvements made to our property.

Today saw a few improvements we've been planning on and/or started come to completion.

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