Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bed Frame

I have to work at this slowly because I don't do this everyday and I get tired too soon. But I had to see if my planning had done any good. The church people cut the lumber to my specs but I still had to put it together. The First frame came out pretty good. The church people were very accurate.

Thanks to my good neighbors,
God prefers not to do it himself. He lets his people do it.

Then I made a makeshift head rest with boxes and I slept last night that way. Not bad. This morning I finished the head rest, put some boxes underneath to get an idea and the whole thing seems to be shaping up very nicely.

Now, I just get a few cardboard boxes to put underneath with handles and that will be the next step. Whatever else will go in back and will not be making much use of that stuff. An extra printer, I will put there but it will go out just one time and the space will remain empty for later use.

How about Nanaikeola Senior Apartments with a smoker's Porch in front.

Pub's Side Note: The lowest blog on my totem pole is Nanakuli Ridge. However this month we finally got past the 6000 total hits. Hopefully we will hit 7000 total hits before year's end. Meanwhile, there have been no inquires on the computer system for sale. Just use the comments section and I will get back to you ASAP. Happy Holidays.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Pot Luck at Nanaikeola

I got up  feeling nice and surfed my computer for what to do. Had a late breakfast and got ready for the my next door neighbors. They said Friday but I soon learned that they would be working on Friday, no big doings of the church.

But I showered and got ready to go to the famous monthly Pot Luck and Birthday Celebration at the Nanaikeola Senior Apartments. Got there about after 12 and they had a good crowd. I couldn't eat because I don't have my teeth in working order yet.

 Seated: Joe, Sharon, Jessica. Standing, Robert, Glen, Pat and Mitch.
Got this photo last, but I must get a group like this every time to
gradually introduce everyone to the reader/tenants.

Got some photos but not so easy from the light in. So I missed some people near the light and I tried to get them from the outside but I only got a picture of me in the glass. Not so good.

Hail, Hail, the gangs all here. Well, not all of them but we are improving,  little by little.

Took a container down with me this last time and got something for my sweet tooth. I should have this finished by this afternoon. Will check it over at least once. Like I forgot to get a quote from some one.

Pub's Side Note: Check the computer price, going down.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bed Frame and Computer

Saturday everything went like clockwork from the moment I got up. Wasn't hungry and did not have breakfast until ten. I could hear the guys at the church lumber yard working and I had to get over there.

"Tomorrow is simply an extension of today and likely will not be any
better or worse than today - unless we make it so."

I went over close to the end of lunch and my frame cuts had been made. Some one has said it, "God is wonderful, but takes his people to do the work." Jason helped over with the lumber. And he could see how I had my apartment set up. In a shambles but I am working on it.

Notified Blogger to send him an invitation but he did not accept. I will have them send him another. It used to be easy before, maybe now a lot of red tape. Programmers get worse everyday.

I bought the nails today and I will make the construction tomorrow, then if it works I will have to find a way to cover it with some dark coloring. Then I came across some containers in Kapolei that would fit perfectly underneath and I could just attach handles to pull them out. Over carpet so it would be relatively easy.

"Morning Dew" ... Melveen Leed

Then I got a new game going, and only one person is going to play it to the end. I have tried many ways to donate my used computer system to someone to no avail. So I will sell it and the price will be determined by the one that buys it. E machine CPU, large LCD monitor, with adjustable arm. keyboard and mouse, printer and scanner. On the market it should be worth twice the amount set.

I set the price at 250 dollars on August 17th. The price will drop five dollars a day until it is sold. So everyone will have enough time to think about it. On Monday 27, the price will be 200 dollars. But be careful, and inquire, wherever. Wait a while, don't be in such a hurry, talk it over with your friends, somebody will get it at a good price. Hopefully it will remain in Nanakuli Ridge. I was ignored and it is no longer free, I make the rules and they have been changed.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Computer System For Sale

OK, most people know that I have been trying but I was not getting results. Yes, I have been informed that if I was selling it, it would  be a much easier.  What an an idea, amazing!

"You can't take it with you but that is about the only place you can go without it."

So I have decided to sell it, and all bets are off the table. The entire enchilada cost almost one thousand dollars. So if I start with 250 dollars for the whole shebang, it should not be too bad. Starts today, August 17th. It will go down in price five dollars every day. until it is sold. On September 1st it should be at $170 and we have a nice game to play.

Whoever get its should be able to set it up with the help of friends, however I can help if need be. You get the computer, the keyboard and mouse and the monitor with a swivel arm, so that you can attach it to a desk or table top and move it around. It has Vista Operating System. I have Windows 7 on my new computer which is not that much better.

I will include, Print Shop, Photo Shop Elements and Page maker desktop publishing programs. You can delete them if you are not interested. I just hope somebody in Nanakuli Ridge gets it. I will run the update price on the side bar.

Pub's Side Note: If I had to define what a blog is now, in 2012, I’d say that blogs are an early 21st-century version of the public town square. Humans have always had a need for social contact and for information and in Nanakuli Ridge our blog provides a platform for both.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Craft Day

Got up a little late on Thursday, but just fine to eat breakfast, do my computer work and make it before noon to the Community Room on the first floor of the Nanaikeola  Senior Apartments.

"A blog is a something like a Website, except that it is frequently updated and the
contents are posted in Chronological order and are presented to the visitors in
reverse Chronological order. Links in the side bar to other blogs are also given."

Waited awhile and then I thought I could talk to Kokua Mao about getting someone to help with the cap titles. Then went back home, got another cap and went back downstairs. This time Pat was there and I was able to communicate. She will try to see what we can do. Meanwhile I took the opportunity to take a photo.

Millie, Joe, Pat, Fina and Jeanna, the ever faithfuls.

I take all my photos with a digital camera. No film. No negatives. The photos are posted on the Internet in the Nanakuli Ridge blog. Anyone with a computer can copy any picture onto their computer. Then they can print it their own printer or have it printed in a photo shop as a regular photo. With all the photos I take. it is quite impossible for me to get everyone into a regular photo.

Pub's Side Note: The bus service may get worse, they have to use the money to advertise the Rail. Estimated costs now going up to ten billion dollars. Big, Big Bucks in profits for a few. And now the entire island has to pay for it. Lucky people.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

My Next Door Neighbors

I awoke late as per usual and got on my computer. Did not hear much noise until after nine. The church building next door.

"Too many people use religion as a bus - they ride it only when it is going their way."

So I finished up some work and went over and found Ernest and Joe working on the grounds. I explained wanting to get a photo and also that perhaps they could help me get some 2 x 4 material. I can just nail it together and make my bed frame with space underneath for storage. They are good Christians and gave me hope, told me to bring the list.

Joe, Alma,  Ernest, Gardenia and Jason. Two photos but I am still making mistakes.
I will never be a photographer but maybe I can be a picture taker.

Later about one PM, I spotted them at Kau Kau time and I went and got the cake I wanted at Sack N Save. Too much for me, so I took it home and cut myself a quarter of it and took the rest for the gang. By that time Gardenia had joined them and I gave Alma the list and assured me that they may have some time to cut it for me. Got the above pictures.

Pau Hana and the solid Anchors leave: Jason, Alma and Ernest

I had gotten my Android and took it to Jason and hoped he could get it going. I want to be able to get music on it first. Then later see if I can get DVD movie on it. Whatever, we seem to be establishing the fact that we can help each other. Maybe we can get the computer system to the right person yet.

Pau Hana Prayer: What a blessed day. We were able to accomplish a lot today. Our sewage pipes were installed and we picked up an abundance of lumber. God is  Good ... All the time.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Meeting at Nanaikeola

Wednesday, I went a little late about noon and some people, having eaten, were already leaving, Fortunately we had nice crowd left. And Pat began going over her notes.

Gradually many voiced their opinions and hopefully Pat will give us a summary of what was more or less decided. We are in progress of developing and Rome was not built in a day.

I tried some potato chips with potato salad and it wasn't bad at all. Unfortunately I forgot to bring me a hot dog to eat at home.

 "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us."

I was able to get a nice quote from Pat:

Mahalo to all of you who attended my first get together luncheon -
I look forward to a wonderful year of fun events.
Your Coordinator,
Pat Texeira

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


People in Nanakuli are having a hard time competing in the job market and most of the job market is in town. So they're forced to go out on their own and people of all ages are doing it. Some people are just not good employees and don't like working for anyone else, and essentially unemployable as a result. Most are not interested in building a huge business. They just want to do something to pay the bills, and they learn as they go along. Eventually, in Nanakuli, I came to see entrepreneurship as a positive force for good and a way to change our kuleana.

"The love in your heart wasn't put there to stay. Love isn't love until you give it away."

Entrepreneur is a very broad term. There have always been entrepreneurs, and people have always worked for themselves. I have lived in other parts of the world and seen many places where everyone's an entrepreneur because there's no formal employment as such. In lots of the developing world, you're responsible for yourself, therefore you're an entrepreneur.
In the US, "entrepreneur" gets equated with Silicon Valley, angel investors and venture capital. But that's just one story of entrepreneurship. We do not have anything to add or detract from the story, because we don't know enough about it. What we do know is this microbusiness revolution with five or fewer employees as a going thing. And we are going to help each other in Nanakuli.

"Stranger In Paradise"  ... Tony Martin

The use of Advertising is rarely used by small business. In getting your information in this blog it is really communication to our fellow reader/residents and everyone becomes more aware of the existence of these small operators. Once per month would do nicely to begin with. Read it and use it. There is a Mini Web site on the side bar, look into it. It is free for our friends. We just need more contact.

Pub's Side Note: Maybe I can make a deal to use some of that lumber at the church building to make a frame for my bed. I don't have a good saw, so I would have to get it cut. Anybody?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Da Computer

OK, I have notified the people from the church about the used computer system that I want to donate to a worthy person of the church. But they are pretty busy, so I understand. But I have to get this to someone that lives in Nanakuli Ridge. So now it is open to anyone. We are gradually getting more readers so more people are aware of this blog, so perhaps the computer can go somewhere else.

"A blog is a website in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order. The term blog is a shortened form of weblog or web log. Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called blogging. Individual articles on a blog are called blog posts, posts or entries."

The computer system must move out of here soon. If I don't move it by the end of August I will give it to my computer geek friend in town and he usually finds someone from his church. But when I need some help on my computer I have to go all the way down town and with the terrible bus situation that exists, it is not easy.

Throughout the Mainland they know the necessity of getting people off their cars and unto public transportation. So they are making efforts to have comfortable public transportation. Not on Oahu. Here lately, they are making it very uncomfortable to use Public Transportation and everyone on the bus is saying the same thing. "Oh boy, when I get my car." Some are saying this out loud. Some are saying we cannot blame the Department of Transportation. Ok. Who is to blame for this fiasco?

So is the answer, move out of Nanakuli? I don't think so. Things may look better next week.

Pub's Side Note: Maybe I can make a deal to use some of that lumber at the church building to make a frame for my bed. I don't have a good saw, so I would have to get it cut. Anybody?