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October, 2003 - Issue #29
BOB AND CAMILLE AT HOME ON MAUI
TYGER TYGER, BURNING BRIGHT
That little Kai kitty is growing into an impressive animal. He is an adolescent now and his stripes are showing boldly. This is a good time to inform everyone that we recently finished reading " Life of Pi" which involved an Indian Castaway, a tiger named Richard Parker, a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and 277 days at sea.
OUT OF THE CLOSET
On Sunday, October 12th, Bob attacked the mess in the bedroom with a vengeance. When we moved, we threw all things for storage into this space and tried not to look at it again. Amazingly, the task fell fluidly into place one piece at a time, like a puzzle and within a few hours, the bedroom had been transformed.
THE BIG BERKEY
Camille decided to invest in a water filter and couldn't sign up to anything less than this this: The British Berkefeld water filter. She found it in the Lehman's Catalog. According to their ad men, The Big Berkey is "used by Red Cross societies internationally and other missionary and humanitarian organizations worldwide." The way we saw it - What's good enough for the Amish is good enough for us. Simple Rocks!
Speaking of Rocks, Bob turned this huge centipede out of a pot and onto the blue rock out front on October 5th. It was a least 5 inches long but we didn't verify this while it was wriggling or after Bob shredded it in half with his machete.
SUNRISE - OCTOBER 9
During a conversation about incinerators for garbage, someone had the audacity to tell Camille this month that Maui's sunsets would be prettier if we had more air pollution. We think we would rather keep our clean air and our boring sunrises and sunsets.
When our headlight burned out on October 16th, Bob looked it up on the internet and found that it would be a simple job to replace it. He bought the part and switched it out on the 19th.
THERE IS HOPE
On October 19th, we attended a fund raiser at the Maui Tropical Plantation for Dennis Kucinich. We were very impressed by his vision for a better world and support him whole heartedly.
Bob snapped this picture after dark. The flash sure lit up the lettuce! He has made it easy for us to get our fill of fresh salad greens and herbs by planting this moveable feast right outside our back door.
Here is a daylight view of the container garden. It is surrounded by landscaping which includes coleus, prayer plants, ti, dracaena, ginger, night blooming jasmine and impatiens. The second photo is from the shared garden behind John's house. These are beets which we will use in making Russian borscht and our favorite Hungarian recipe which involves onions, sour cream and paprika.
This is a larger view of the shared garden. Cucumber vines are climbing up the fence next to the sweet potatoes. The bed to the right sports chard and onions.
It is 6:45 and the sun is just reaching the top of the Pi'iholo as Camille arrives on the ranch on October 25.
A few hours later, the view to the ocean will look like this - Lots of rolling pastures and no telephone lines.
IT'S TIME - MAUI TIME
Time to load up another weekly edition of Maui Time Weekly. Bob, Shaun and Camille spent the better part of their Thursdays delivering this weekly paper to over 200 business on Maui. Maui Time used to be distributed via a gas powered fleet , but beginning October 16th was be delivered by this TDI Biodiesel fleet. There are over 75,000 Biodiesel miles on the odometers of these three vehicles.
When you walk through the front door into our home, this is what you see. The elephants and the ebony Madonna come from Bob's African childhood. We have been harvesting roses from John's garden while he is away. On the counter is a photo of Bob and Camille in a heart-shaped frame next to the loving dove candy dish from Mom and Dad. If you look beyond the counter into the kitchen, you can see Camille crouching down to add something to the compost bucket. Her beer waits in the beautiful wine glass Bob gave her for her birthday.
THAT DIGNIFIED LOOK
Camille finally gave in to old age and bought a pair of reading glasses at the drugstore on October 27.
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