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Thursday, November 16, 2006



Wednesday actually started on Tuesday night, for me. Judy called aas I was headed into work. Our favorite agency of the Federal Government was being annoying. She needed to go to their branch office in Wailuku and needed a ride. Her car is misbehaving. Picked her up at 7:45am and arrived with enough time to spare to allow us to go to McPuke for a "scarf & barf" breakfast.

As she went off to take care of business, One, maybe two, hours at the most. I headed up the I'ao Valley to get some pics for all of you.

Deep into the valley is Heritage Gardens - Kepaniwa County Park

This park honors the heritage of the peoples of the island of Mau'i, with representation of cultural structures and gardens.

Spent over an hour there and I was rushing to grab images. Arrived back in Wailuku and started waiting for Judy.

2 hours

3 hours

Just as it was approaching 4 hours since I had seen her and I was nearing the dregs of my energy reserves, I called her. No answer.

She called back shortly and we were headed home. The bloodsucking agency only has one employee on this island. What should have been a 30 minute ordeal turned into 4 hours of agony, while Judy had to wait whenever the phone rang or someone walked in.

Finally crawled into bed about 2:30 pm. And couldn't fall asleep. Too much coffee.

I think I got about 45 minutes of shut-eye before the alarm discharged its assault on my auditory system.

It wasn't going to happen. Called Kimo, at home, and told him that I would not be working the early part of the shift, but would be in to cover the "graveyard" portion. If I didn't, he would have to.

Reawoke at 12:15am on the alarm's second assault.

Only had three runs between 1:30am and 5:30am but metered $75. Thats not bad at all.

Then I come home, write this post and push the wrong !@#$%^&* button. Having to start all over from scratch.


Nature will always rule the island

Then came Man.
The seafaring cultures of Polynesia.

Their way of life evolved untouched until Captain Cook stopped by for dinner. Followed by whalers and finally missionaries. The latter settling into the land.

(to be continued)

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