Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving at Nanaikeola

I was doing some good clean up on my computer when Ruth came knocking on my door. She came just to remind me of the Thanksgiving party downstairs about to start. It is a good thing too, for I had completly forgot about it. Finished most of what I had to do and went downstairs with my camera.

"Thanks and may we live all the years of our lives."

I said hello to most of the folks who are becoming old friends. Fortunate to get some good shots all around.

Just missed the introduction

Getting a nice crowd and my pen broke and I had to go back upstairs to get a couple more. Another picture and I got Ruth to give me a quote.

"Tonight we're celebrating Thanksgiving Dinner. We shared our appreciation of life and happiness.
Later we will share our craft project."  ~ Ruth Hinol

Nice group to the left.

Then Ruth got a quote from Annette:

"We enjoyed wonderfull fellowship with great neighbors and friends,
and our third year at Nanaikeola Senior Apartments."

They gave me a number for the door prize. I am hard of hearing and I got my signals mixed, it was not for a Mercedes Benz.

Nice and a glimpse of the courtyard

Ruth gave a good demonstration of what the Crafts people have been doing. Very good. Then I was fortunate to get another quote. This from Mabel, who is always helping:

"This is my way of giving back to the community and mother nature. It's part of my way
of keeping myself strong and healthy. I hope other people join me to keep healthy.
Come one, come all, in the courtyard of Nanaikeola building."

Getting ready for Kau Kau
Aand there was Happy Birthday for a couple of ladies. I sure missed getting that photo. I am learning.

Happy Birthday, Annette and Ruth Kingsley

Lucky people, Ono grinz

At the end Annette prepare the folks for group picture and I took advantage to take one too.

"Hail,Hail, The Gang's All Here" Well, actually no, but we are getting bigger crowds everytime. We are all
old timers and we will adjust.  I can't eat in public but I took a plate of leftovers. Just perfect.  I accept photos
from all our neighbors for the Nanakuli Ridge blog.

Pub's Side Note: We need another community organization do donate items to.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gotta Look Around

Nice day, Sunday morning and I do not have anything special to do. However  I do have to get some groceries. Now that the newly redecorated MacDonalds is finished I thought I would get a photo and then get my Groceries at Sack N Save.

Thanksgiving, celebrates the happiness that friends are always giving. Make every day
a holiday and celebrate just living!

Passed by the Malasadas in the parking area of Nanakuli Super and I thought about getting a photo there but they were busy. Anyway I got MacDonalds and in the background you can see Nanaikeola Senior Apartments.

Got my groceries and on the way home Malasadas was still busy. I thought I'd better get my groceries home and get some cards and a couple caps, just in case. Nice girls, much younger than my Granddaughters.

Pub's Side Note: I don't know where they are coming from but we are now getting more than ten hits per day. Amazing, who in the hell are we?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Day in Town.

Wednesday, the 16th was a lovely day. Got most things done and I was out of my place before 10:00 AM. Dropped in Kokua Mau and things are slow with two of the ladies ill. Then I went down the street to Farrington and the beach looked lonely. No vehicles.

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice."

Went to the bus stop laid down my backpack, went over the mound and saw that the beach had few people. The ocean was calm and nothing on it. A few of the Ladies from Nanikeola came by and got the #40 bus to wherever. I got the next C bus. And I got off in Town at Middle street at ten am. A short ten minute walk and I am at the old Transit Center. A few minutes and I am on the #31 going to Tripler.

At the VA, I wait and bleed. Then I wait and get the results and give them the latest news that they want. And I  am on the 12:45 bus going back to the Transit Center. Then  I get the #2 bus and get to the Freight Merchandisers, get some goodies, the bus again to town and get some goodies at Love's Bakery.

Then the first bus going to Alapai Transit Center and wait for the 93 bus. Left promptly at 3:00 and I am off the bus in Nanakuli at 4:00. Taking a shortcut across the Kaiser Permanente parking lot, I spotted Jeffrey and some people at the table and made signs to take a picture. At home I put my packages down, got the camera, went to the Ono Steak and Shrimp and got the photo.

Ikaika Soares, (Aloha), Roger Medeiros, Jeffrey and Carla Pelen, Butch Soares
(Waianae Mountains) and Ruth Hinol at the Ono Steak and Shrimp table.

The other photo was better but I lost it in trying to get fancy. Jeffery and Carla had a distinguished guest and I got his card to make this poster. I passed  out cards for the Nanakuli Ridge blog address on the internet, I was asked about the Hawaiian name for the Nanakuli Ridge. Sounds interesting, I will look into it. Then I went back home, got on the computer to check my email (mostly spam) and had a snack.

So how was your day?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

My toe has healed very nicely and I get around. Rearranged my computer set up so that I have one eomputer in the bedroom and one in the living room. Pretty much back to back because they share an Ethernet switch for the Internet and a USB switch for the flash drive that has my working files on it, sort of a cloud. I can work on the files from either computer.

We give thanks because "Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart."

I am trying Vista and it is not too bad. A little slow compared to  my Ubuntu but not bad for my work. I also have Ubuntu on each computer installed as a regular program and not as as a separate operating system. Though it does operate that way. The advantage is I can  delete it like any other program using the add/remove function.

I try to use the Ubuntu to surf the net, because it is almost immune to viruses and malware. So I usually end the day with it and it closes much faster than Vista too.

"Band of Gold" by Freda Payne

I touched what  few bases I have so far, and every one is doing just fine. I notified them all that we need another to add to the fold. The more the merrier. Went over to Freedom Gas Station, the Faststop and the Mobile phone store. Got a nice day time photo.

 Looks much different from when I usually see it. I get off at the
previous bus stop and ride the bike home late at night.

Sunday evening coming back from the Market, I spotted this group.
I went home and got my camaera.

Nanaikeola gang talking story near Kokua Mau

Pub's Side Note: Nanakuli Ridge is expanding, slowly but surely. I also have a Sony (xplode) cassette and CD player. The cassette player does not work very well. The CD is fine. I have ordered a new one and whoever wants this one can have it. I have too many cassettes that I will play until they wear out.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Little Good and Bad

The dancing going on pretty good. Stubbed my toe at home and tore part of my toenail off. I was able to stop the bleeding, and called the VA. They were nice enough to give me an appointment for the next day. They are magicians there and they fixed me up very well. I will still take it easy for a few days.

Meanwhile I have been slowly rearranging my computer stations. My Ubuntu and XP computer (dual set up) are now in the bedroom. And not a bad set up. My Vista computer remains in the living room. And I plan to wean myself out of Ubuntu and on to Windows. Ubuntu is not yet much aware of GUI.

Eventually, I will decide whether I will work with XP or Vista. Neither of them are perfect. Nor is Windows 7. All must slower than Ubuntu. However I have work to do and I will decide which is best. And out here on the Waianae Coast, I have no one to advise me on my computer use.

Things will develop. I got a nice photo of the Kaiser Permanente Van. They dance over here?

They have many local exhibition type dances but I have not seen any dancing for fun. Da Social Kine Ballroom stuff, maybe illegal.

Haven't been out much, except to the Sack N Save and maybe McDonald's for a McDouble and fries. But I was informed by Andrea to make a correction in their poster. So I just made another.

So the people that we have so far can help us get more. The more the merrier. Of course we could keep it a secret for us three and no one would ever know. We have to go South and get whatever we can from Nanakuli. Then North to include anyone from Lualualei.

Pub's Side Note: Who was that lady who said, "Men are like carpets, lay them right the first time, and you can walk all over them for 25 years!"