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I've Been Framed!

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/21/2020
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In which I finally acheive an erection. Of metal. In my yard.

A few days ago, Zach and Keith and I took down the "carport" tent Zach had been using to protect a table saw and other tools. However, he was no longer using it for that purpose and deemed it an eyesore from the highway, so we took it down and transpported the parts to our cabin, because I want to put it up there. For something, I'm not quite yet sure.

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Dramatic Skies

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/20/2020
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We basically took the day off today; it rained a lot. But the skies!

It rained a lot today so we basically took it off, with Keith playning video games and me working on this blog. However, during breaks in the weather I ran the quad up top to check on things, and the skies were just amazing! So, enjoy.

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I Came, I Sawed, I Conquered

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/19/2020
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An opportunity to take a stroll (or rock climb) around a local bit of scenery.

The past two days haven't been too eventful, but I got a couple nice pictures andf learned a new skill.

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A Hike Along Hana Bay

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/17/2020
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An opportunity to take a stroll (or rock climb) around a local bit of scenery.

Today was a wonderful one. We got to explore, soak in the ocean, hike, and generally have a good time.

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Framing Begins

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/14/2020
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The day we started framing the interior of the Zach Shack.

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Wiring The Solar Shed

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/13/2020
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After months of planning, building, and assembling, the Solar Shed is finally producing electricity!

Zach's early vision for the property was for it to produce all the electricity it needs, from solar power. That involved a lot of elements, and project management which is not something he ever studied for. Nevertheless, he's managed to pull off a major engineering feat.

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Zach's Back!

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/11/2020
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My eldest grandson returns to his Maui home.

My grandson Zach flew back to Arizona with his mom and siblings about six weeks ago, leaving Keith and me alone with our dogs on 28 acres. Which was hardly purgatory. But yesterday, Zach returned and it's a lot nicer having him near.

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Attack of the Turkey Berries

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/9/2020
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In which I come out second in a fight with an edible plant.

As an island paradise, Maui has every reason to want to keep its ecology intact as much as possible. As with all volcanic islands, every plant and animal here when the Hawaiians arrived by boat, had arrived via wind or waves, over 1000 miles from the nearest non-Hawaiian land.

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Sunrise, Sunset

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/8/2020
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In these increasingly unremarkable days, sunrises and sunsets become our markers of time.

So, in these days where so many people remain at home for safety, those people are getting a taste of what retirement is like. No job means no schedule means no set getting-up time means no set going-to-sleep time. Streaming entertainment means no TV schedules—no "must-see Thursday!" or Friday or any other day. Our day for a supply run is Thursday; and even that is subject to whim. So, what day is today? I have no idea.

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Trimmed

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/7/2020
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I'm no longer 'full-on Gandalf'.

My hair, especially my beard, began whitening 20 years ago or so; and I immediately started dying it. Not to fool anyone else into thinking I am younger than I am, but so I would continue to recognize myself in the mirror. But then we moved to Maui, and there are no stores here carrying the kind of hair dye I prefer. So, I decided, what with the coronavirus shutdown and people not being able to go to a barber shop anyway, this was as good a time as any to go au natural.

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