Monday, January 25, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me, Just Another Day in Paradise

So, you know how you ask what we do with all of our time? Well, just when we thought we were beginning to recover from the saltwater invasion which led to the mold and rust invasions and then dealing with dental issues again, we have a new challenge...

Hmmm...interesting...hanging ginger snaps to dry on the laundry line? Old birthday tradition? Keeping them out of Darren's reach?

Nope, we found evidence of a four legged visitor last night just before bed and I figured if I had to deal with that on the morning of my birthday I was going to have some comfort food I knew was safe to eat!!

Darren set up a really good Wylie Coyote trap before we turned in and though I heard rustling when I woke up at 3 (am!!! and couldn't get back to sleep of course),  the uninvited visitor didn't fall for it. Get it? Fall...haha. Trust me, it's really funny on 4 hours of sleep. Plus, laughter is the best medicine, right?

So Darren, husband extraordinaire is off, hitching across town to buy multiple rodent traps. Fortunately I just bought a new jug of bleach last week so I can get started on cleanup while he is out.

Before he left he made me one (actually 2!) of his delicious spiced hot chocolates with peppermint marshmallows to keep my spirits up!

                                Turtle hugs make everything better.

Fortunately, he gave me my birthday presents a day early so we put those out of reach of the Roadrunner too...

That song lyric, "just another day in paradise...", keeps running through my head. Again, funny in my head.

So although part of my day has been hijacked by yet another boat 'challenge', I am enjoying all the well wishes that keep coming in and am looking forward to yet another amazing Radio Bay potluck party tonight!

Thank you to all for brightening my day!!!

Love and hugs,

Friday, January 22, 2016

Happy New Year safe in Hilo!

Happy New year friends and family!

We are enjoying wonderful Hilo Hawaii after arriving the first part of Dec. We thought we had posted a quick note to let you all know we got in safe though wet and ready for a break. We got an email today that let us know it posted to Facebook but not here so some of you didn't get the message and are still wondering. Sorry about that!
Jodi's first loco moco

We are loving Hilo. We didn't intend to stay so long but have met so many wonderful people who make us feel right at home with their aloha spirit that we are finding it difficult to leave! We have really enjoyed spending time with our new friends both land and boat based in between working on cleaning up the boat. We are getting close to being squared away and hope to spend some time on Wi-Fi soon to give you more details.

In the meantime, we love you and and are hoping you are having a joyous new year.

Jodi and Darren