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Pizza Day

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/22/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 134
Little things can bring great rewards.

We've been watching with interest and more than a little sadness at how people on the mainland are reacting to the restrictions meant to keep us all safer. But that doesn't mean I don't empathize with the desire to go out and do something "normal" even something as innocuous as going out for pizza.

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Portrait of Zachary

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 5/22/2020
Topics: #ZacharyMorganCilwaRizzo Page Views: 1058
A year-by-year look at the amazing young man who is my grandson.

Please enjoy my living portrait of this amazing young man as he has grown from infancy to adulthood!

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Hana Bay Beach Park

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/18/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 135
Checking out a newly-opened beach.

Today I took Keith to see the Hana Bay Beach Park, which re-opened a few days ago.

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By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/17/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 164
Two men in a tub.

No expected rain today meant getting some property work done. I needed to do a load of wash; Zach asked for photos of the container interior; and I had determined to bring down the cowboy for our evening use. But first, let me explain our experiences with camp showers.

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Hold On—It's My Hat!

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/16/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 136
Ball caps don't work well in Hawai'i.

Today I had to make an unplanned, weekend run into Kahului to pick up some medical prescriptions our Hana doctor didn't have in stock. As I've been really enjoying our solitude on the property, I don't look forward to the relative crowds, especially now that some restrictions have been lifted. And Saturdays have always been more crowded anyway, which is why I've learned to time our trips for Tuesdays.

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The Day We Got Running Water

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/15/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 137
All I really care about is hot showers.

Today was the third Friday we hoped to see the arrival of the Water Guys to complete the running of hose to our cabin. They'd had to cancel the two previous appointments due to rain. But today promised to be a beauty, mostly sunny, so we hoped this would really be the day.

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By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/14/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 150
After all this time, I thought I'd check out our environment.

I arrived in Maui permanently March 17th, and I've been sheltering in our cabin here ever since, with rare trips into the nearest city to get supplies. That's almost two months, and I still hadn't explored the whole property, not to mention Hana, the nearest village. But over the past few days I did that, at least to some extent. And here are the receipts.

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Boxes, and a Bath

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/6/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 163
The past comes to find us.

When Keith and I were packing to leave Arizona, we boxed everything. But we knew we were going to be camping for a few months before moving into our bamboo hut (that we're still waiting for). So we marked the boxes as to when they were needed: right away, after awhile, sometime when we have extra time and money. It takes about 2-3 weeks to send something via "surface". So when Jenny told me she would be mailing the boxes, last week, I didn't expect them till mid-month at the earliest. However, accidentally, she sent them via Priority Mail. So they arrived today, or, at least, half of them did.

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A Busy Day in Paradise

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/5/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 231
Did you ever wonder how people off the grid get rid of their garbage? Also, cows!

After spending a few days doing laundry (I didn't want to tax the solar-powered batteries too much until I knew what they could handle) and dealing with a lot of sporadic rain, I didn't expect we'd get much done today because more rain was predicted. However, that turned out to be wrong.

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Sunset on Old Clothes

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/4/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 148
On our supply run today Keith got himself some new clothes.

We waited in Arizona for three months after finding out we were moving to Maui, to actually make that move. In that time, it made no sense to buy new stuff because we knew shipping things here would be more expensive, in most cases, than re-buying after we arrived. So, that means that Keith, who needed new clothes anyway, really needed them by the time we arrived.

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