Friday, October 28, 2011

Looking Better

Had a nice yesterday Thursday. Computer problems yes, but if they are solvable, then it's not so bad. Now I am in the process of removing the Ubuntu Operating System out of my computers. After three years I have had it with their terminal business. They just feel superior to others that do real work daily on their computers. We need to use computers as a tool, not as a luxury to show anyone how much we know.

I almost forgot about the Halloween party at Nanaikeola Senior Apartments, but got there before eight and it was moving along very nicely.

Got a candid shot to my left as I walked in. Some were dancing and
most everyone looked like they were enjoying the fest.

Looked around and said hello to my many friends and neighbors. They invited me to eat the pot luck which unfortunately I cannot until I get my teeth adjusted. I am going to see the dentist this afternoon. But I got another photo. This time a small group pose.

Teodora Ruballar, Joe Chai, Kathy Brown, Jeanna Kahaunaele
and Leonila Cristobal

Didn't really have time to sit down, I had work upstairs waiting for me. But I got a larger group pose this time. Jumbled up, I thought I would skip the names.

I could probably have gotten another good shot but this is where I live and there will be many more opportunities to get photos.

Then today, working on this blog I looked out the window and saw the Nanakuli kids with bags and plastic gloves picking up trash and making Nanakuli Ridge a little more respectable. This was the second time I saw them and I thought, "get the pic."

I gave the lady a hat and a couple of cards so they can see the photo in this blog. Perhaps she or any of the kids want to say something, email it and I will squeeze it in.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

So What Snew?

The week went along very nice and slow. Offered caps to three people cashiers at Sack N Save and no takers. Nice. Maybe they are "upper strata." It is all right with  me as long as they have made the distinction, we should concur.

Hawaii Food Bank doing a great job in delivery of food sacks for the tenants of Nanaikeola Senior Apartments.

Some of the tenants take the opportunity to socialize
and help in any way.

Another shot and they look like a happy crowd.

Went around the corner from Food Giant and what ever happened to the old Service Station?

The new Gas Station with the Automatic Car Wash on the right and a whole slew of variety snacks at the 2 Go. You can see a little of the Nanaikeola Senior Apartments behind and the Nanakuli Ridge in back of that.

So I will go a little farther next time.

Q. What do you call a witch who lives at the beach?
A. A sand-witch.

Don't we wish!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

What's Doin'?

Been a little slow and that is all right with me. Still trying to get one other member for our growing ohana. Right now a couple blocks South and a couple of blocks North would be just fine. A small hole in the wall is just fine. Those are the ones that need the most help.

"Be happy.  It's one way of being wise."

My other blogs are really moving and all I need is an information contributor to get some news, any dance news to the reader/dancers of the blogs. Town Dancer is way ahead of the others in average hits per day. With two more information contributors they will be able to go independent. I can resign and devote my time to the other blogs.

Nanaikeola Senior Apartments is moving along very nicely. Now with a nice looking Community Room open daily, five days per week.

Got its own kitchen, bathroom and plenty of easy chairs and regular comfortable chairs, A TV, VHS and DVD player. A box to recycle bottles, alum cans for Kokua Mau. Hey, it's there. Yet people like to sit outside and watch the human moving scenery. Maybe we need a porch. Anyone ever hear of one?

"The Tennesse Waltz" by Patti Page

Dropped in at Shelly's Hair Studio, and got some info from Andrea for the poster. I cannot put too much information on a poster. The readers won't read it. And we need more readers which means we need another to add to our ohana.

Then we need someone with a wide angle lens camera to get a better picture for our header and get more of the Nanakuli Ridge than I got. In fact we could use photos of our ohana people and locations for everyone's benefit.

McDonalds is looking nice, and the McDoubles seem to be bigger. Nice. I haven't tried Kentucky Fried in a long time. Can we get some others, that are not food, to include too?

"Vaya Con Dios" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday is a nice day

Been busy on the other blogs but there is not much doing in Nanakuli Ridge anyway. Dropped in on Shelley's Hair Studio, Thursday and reminded them we need some one in this section to add to the ohana. Then over to Kokua Mau and they seem doing be doing just fine and they have enough help for now.
"Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?"

Dropped over to Ono Steak and Shrimp and contacted Jeffrey to get the information on a poster. Hopefully Jeffrey can get us an additional member for our ohana. I may have to go all the way south for all Nanakuli and north to include Lualualei. I will play it by ear.

We have come to a very strict agreement in the rules for our ohana. No yearly meetings or annual dues. No monthly meetings or monthly dues. Nobody has to do a damn thing. That is about as strict as we gonna get.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday Holiday

Got up early Monday morning, and took my time, checked my email, reviewed the blogs and had breakfast.
"Our only security is our ability to change."

Went downstairs and check my mail, nothing there. Went outside and noticed Kaiser Permanente with no cars. Then I began to realize it was a holiday. Kokua Mau, closed, Shelley's Hair Studio closed. And little action down the street.

Looked towards the ocean and Ono Steak was opened. I dropped by and checked with Jeffrey. We are communicating and talked things over. Him and his wife seem to understand what we are doing and that it will eventually benefit all of us. I will make a poster for them too. This is fun for me.

"It's a Shame" by The Spinners

So tomorrow I have to drop in on Kokua Mau and Shelly's Hair Studio and explain that we need one other member for our blog, one block north or one block south. You want to go a little farther? OK by me. We will gradually expand it.

They have been wanting the "caps" especially at the Nanaikeola Sr. Apts. With the Thanksgiving week coming up we should get some people that want to get on the Nanakuli Ridge bandwagon too. It doesn't cost them anything and they will be helping their friends and neighbors. You can't lose for winning.

For Halloween:
Q: Why didn't the skeleton dance at the party?

A: Because he had no body to dance with.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, A Nice Day

Got my few errands done for the morning  and thought I would check in my short run. Checked my mail, and then a short walk over to the Kokua Mau. Nothing much doing. Shelly next door was not open.

A short walk over the "Ono Steak" and I gave Jeffrey a sample cap. His wife Carla ran after me when I left and she wanted one too. I told her they are for "our" people, if they want. They can help in expanding this blog to include more people of Nanakuli Ridge.

Later I went over to the get ready for bingo in the courtyard community room of Nanaikeola Senior Apartments. Gave a few caps, went up and down for four trips. but I got a photo of the group.

Seated: Fina Astonishment, Ron C. Sylvester, Kathy Brown, Joe Chai
and Jeanna Kahaunaele. Standing: Ruth Hinol, Brendan Sanders,
Ronald E. Sylvester, Mabel Priddy, Leo Cristobal and Robert De Costa

I forgot to go back down and get some of that cake, but it will have to be some other time. They always have some nice goodies. The rest of the day was pretty nice too.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Things Are Looking Good

Two packages pending for today. They missed me yesterday. I got to Kokua Mau early enough, took the sheets back that I didn't need and did a few preliminaries on the lottery.
"Change may come to you in trinkets and
I hope it adorns your life gracefully."

Then went back home and cleaned up a few things. I took the camera, hoping to get a photo. Saw the people next door and I got a photo there.

Andrea, Barbara and Leonila at Shelly's Hair Studio

From Andrea: Andrea's Hair Odyssey, Waianae,  now renting a stall at Shelly's Hair Studio. For more info please contact  @ Facebook page, Andrea's Hair Odyssey.

From Barbara: Hi, everybody, we are open Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 - 5:00

"Yesterday" by the Beatles.

Went back home and waited for the food stand to open at ten. Nothing, and on the way back I got a photo of Yvonne, Preston and Krystal.

Yvonne Angut, Preston Crawford and Krystal Bradley
at Kokua Mau Work Center.

At 12 noon I went to the post office to get my package, on the way, I noticed the Steak Stand was open, so I told them I would be right back with the camera. Got the package, went home and got the camera and got the picture.

 Jeffrey and Carla Pelen at the Ono Steak and Shrimp

From Jeffrey: Come and enjoy our lunch special.

Got the caps and they look just fine, took a couple with me. Gave a sample to Andrea and then gave a sample to Yvonne next door. Will drop by tomorrow and give sample to Jeffrey.