One of the items on my 2018 Projects list was to build a platform outside one of the dining room windows so the squirrels and birds would have a nice place to eat and so the cats could watch from inside. I actually built and installed the platform back in March but haven’t posted about it until now, which gave me time to take lots of action shots 🙂
I love seeing the Gold Dust Day Geckos on the Big Island. They’re everywhere! But they’re very hard to find on Maui and Oahu, and nearly impossible on Kauai. According to sciencing.com, “In 1974, a student at the University of Hawaii released eight gold dust day geckos, a native of Madagascar, into the Upper Mano Valley [of the Big Island].”
Originally this post was named “The Worst Day in Hawaii!” to go with my “The Best Day in Hawaii!” post. However, in the weeks since we left, Kauai and Oahu have been hit with record flooding and devastating mudslides, and the Big Island has endured earthquakes and CRAZY volcanic eruptions! So many people have been displaced with no homes to go back to 🙁 So in retrospect, our day really wasn’t all that bad.
After a week of trials and tribulations, we finally had an absolutely wonderful day on the Big Island! Thanks 100% to KapohoKine Adventures 🙂 One of the things on our must do list was see lava. And since we couldn’t see it by boat and couldn’t hike to it, that meant driving back to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Jim and I spent 10 days on the Big Island of Hawaii at the end of March into April. This was our 5th trip to Hawaii and our 2nd trip to the Big Island. It became such a comedy of errors that my coworker Lauri dubbed it the “Brady Bunch Curse” trip!
We have always had a very dark corner in our basement, so this week I hung an LED fluorescent light and it’s made all the difference! This post also documents Birdie’s discovery of “cat TV”!
Just what you want to read during the 3rd Nor’Easter of March 🙂 If you are easily grossed out, please skip this post and just know that the tonsillectomy I had in November seems to have cured all my ailments and I’m back to 100% 🙂
So we had 2 power outages last week. And it totally never occurred to me that our sump pumps wouldn’t work… until my mom mentioned it. That was a total DUH moment for me! In the 6 years I’ve lived here we’ve never had a power outage lasting longer than an hour or 2. And never during a record-breaking storm surge.
I felt like the Little Dutch Boy today. Didn’t he stick his finger in a dike? Boy does THAT sound WRONG. But I kinda did it earlier today. We got slammed with a very wet and windy Nor’Easter today, with a 3 foot storm surge. I was very worried our basement would flood again!
They are definitely no longer babies! Up until recently our 9 remaining “babies” were all girls, but a few days ago one turned into a boy and 2 more appear to be heading that way. Apparently that happens with Molly fish, within the first 6 months or so, which is why I’ve been VERY vigilant. We don’t need more fish babies!