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Getting Wood

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/27/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 128
What should have been a simple purchase becomes a nightmare in the time of Coronavirus.

My grandson asked me to pick up 85 boards at the hardware store, to be used to frame the interior of his shipping container, on its way to becoming an apartment. Or a rental. Or something. In any case, all I had to do was to run to a hardware store and pick it up, right? That may have been true prior to the coronvirus, but no more.

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Cowabunga

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/26/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 114
Exploring more of the property we share with cows.

After a couple of days of being mostly cooped up due to rain, I decided I wanted to go exploring parts of the property I hadn't yet seen, on the quad. Keith even agreed to come along! (I think my driving makes him nervous.)

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A Little Or Nothing Each Day

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/24/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 125
Slow and steady wins the race. Or you can take a nap.

On 28 acres of Maui realness, there is no end of things that need doing. At this stage of our occupation, most of that involves cleanup of the trash remaining from previous projects (like building our cabin). On the other hand, unlike in every job I've ever had, there's no deadline or even schedule. So each morning I ask myself: Do I want to actually get anything done today, or should I just goof off?

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Pizza Day

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/22/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 141
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: 1065
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: 144
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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Rub-A-Dub-Dub

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/17/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 171
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: 144
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: 144
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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Exploring

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/14/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 157
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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