Wednesday, August 13, 2014

All is well on Maui

First, thank you to everyone who wrote and sent good thoughts our way.

We were very lucky on the south shore of Maui.

Some of the residents of the Big Island (the one called Hawaii) were not so lucky. There are still about 9,000 people without power, and some of them may not have power again for three weeks.

Photo by MANUEL VALDES — Associated Press

Here's a link to the article that has more photos of the area. There's also a whole discussion of the voting fiasco that is simply unbelievable. (No food, no water, no power, but don't forget to vote this Friday.) 

We had several clients who stayed at the school over the hurricane warning days. All went very well. The storm warning gave us a good opportunity to review our emergency supplies and procedures. We were well prepared. Okay, it wasn't so great that the majority of the flashlights had gone walkabout. They're safely secured now so that won't happen again.

The tree where we we sitting when we decided to move here is safe and sound.

The things the stores sold out of first?

  • Spam.
  • Vienna sausage.
  • Rice.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Water.
You can tell Dear One and I are not locals. We walked down the canned food aisle and we are now well stocked with canned fruit, vegetables, soup, and a few things I'm too embarrassed to mention. (Can you say Bush's Baked Beans, Mary Kitchen Roast Beef Hash, and Bumble Bee Albacore in water?) I actually forgot how much I like fruit cocktail. So mushy, but a treat from when I was little.

There are two new storms forming and the news stations are dramatically predicting their paths. They're both so far out they may miss us by a thousand miles. My greatest fear is that people will start ignoring our tsunami and storm warnings since we've escaped the last few times.

I'm off to go visit my very favorite blog, Gone to the Beach. I glanced and saw Mango Salsa. It's one of my favorites. I've been known to eat it all by itself. (R., I bet your salsa is better than the one I make.)

Off to grab some knitting time. I'm making my umpteenth hat and I'm starting to think about making something else.

Sending hugs and Maui magic tradewinds your way.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Did you ever work on the Dear Jane quilt?

The Dear Jane quilt was fun while it lasted. I made 78 or so blocks all hand pieced.

During the great "Clear Out" I gave away all the fabrics I had collected and decided I wasn't going to finish the quilt.

I still have the blocks I completed. Maybe someday I'll sew them together. Here's a pic of one of my favorite blocks:

Dear Robin, I wish my blog could be half as fun as your blog. Just don't have it in me. I'll do better commenting. You wouldn't believe how many people I've called over to my computer to see your blog. You're such an artist.

I am off to rest and ready myself for tomorrow.

My boss has separated from his partner...who also works with us. Oh, dear. What a disaster. It has, however, made me grateful for my quiet, boring life. ;-)