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Friday, November 03, 2006



Got to bed by 8a and was out like a light.

Awoke around 2:30p and the rain was still coming down. A moderate north wind had come up and I was getting a light splatter against my body. Had to close all the northside windows.

Easier said than done.

Over the years my body has endured many insults. Besides the wrenched backs and other muscular traumas, I have also had both ankles broken, a broken and dislocated hip, broken fingers, a "C-5" compression fracture, various broken ribs, a nose thats been rearranged at least six times, broken sternum, broken facial bones and a broken collar bone.

So, when the weather gets bad, my corpus doth protest. LOUDLY!

Thus, since I couldn't stand or walk, I called off for the night. Actually had to get my cane from the closet to walk around my apartment.

Rain finally quit about sunset as the storm tracked south of Mau'i and onto the Big Island.

More posts about Lahaina Halloween - 2006 are here.

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I have added some new links to my sidebar.

Bytes From The Back Seat is Becker's cab-blog from Perth, Australia.

Day to Day Life of a Very Lazy Gardener is Peggy's blog from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Great pics!

Road2Rookie by Arne, from Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands. He plans on documenting his efforts to become a police officer in his country.

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An interesting slideshow sent to me by a friend. Makes you go "Hmmm"

He also sent me this:


A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home. He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed:
"Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through, so please allow her body to switch with mine for a day. Amen."
God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish. The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman. He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to school, came home and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went grocery shopping, then drove home to put away the groceries, paid the bills and balanced the check book. He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog.

Then it was already 1P.M. and he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and Mop the kitchen floor.
Ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home. Set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to do their homework, then set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing. At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad, breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for supper.

After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher,
folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed. At 9 P.M . He was exhausted and, though his daily chores weren't finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he managed to get through without complaint. The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said:
"Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day. Please, oh! oh! please, let us trade back."
The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied:
"My son, I feel You have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were. You'll just have to wait nine months, though. You got pregnant last night."
As my dad used to say:
A man works from sun to sun.
A woman's work is never done.


Luau Fire Dancer
To Harvest Sugarcane, You Set The Desired Field Ablaze
And Start Depositing Smoke, Embers, Ash, And Sticky Soot On Everybody (and thing) Downwind
Then you cut it off at ground level and take it to the sugar mill
About 2,500 miles (4,000 km) That-a-way Is San Francisco
Upcountry View Of The Valley

I'ao Valley

Front Street, Lahaina
Goats On Haleakala
Red Hibiscus
Northeast Side Of Mau'i

A Kihei Sunset

"Let's all be careful out there!"