Friday, November 20, 2015



I landed on my island Weds afternoon, a little stiff from sitting for five hours.  My neighbor friend Julie fetched me and went above and beyond.  I was a bit unstable, knees and hips, so she brought the car around to me.  Then when I got home she had flowers, and treats and Prosecco to welcome me.  Gotta love a friend like that!

Thursday night I took her out for a nice dinner at Monkeypod.  They have the BEST drinks on the island (and we each had TWO!).  We shared a salad, each ate half our dinner (I had the rest of mine for lunch) and shared a piece of banana cream pie.  Oh my gosh it was delicious and fun.  We picked right back up where we left off!

So far I've managed to trash every room here.  My bedroom a/c needs a reboot so after tossing and turning for a couple of hours, I moved to the guest room and set it at 68 degrees.  Two suitcases are opened in the master bedroom, the mail is all over the kitchen island and I've rejoined the HOA Board here.  Met with another new member of the Board to discuss specific items that we would like to see changed in our ByLaws and House Rules.  He lives in PVIII which is like a horror story to walk through.  Lots of rentals and foreclosures and the curb appeal shows it.  We just changed property management companies and the terminated company is not cooperating in turning over the documentation.  Kinda makes me wonder if all of our money is accounted for.

My buddy is loaning me her handyman so I'm having him paint the burgundy wall in the "great" room to match the other vanilla walls.  Also installing a ceiling fan outdoors for those really hot days (and it keeps the bugs down).  Then to tackle the big project for this year ... new flooring.

So despite keeping busy, I sure do miss my little everyday hugs!  Thank goodness for Julie ... who loves to hug as much as I do!


  1. You are proof of what I've always suspected would be true for me. It only takes one good friend to make all the difference. You've each got back up, a sounding board and a playmate. Have a great Thanksgiving.

  2. Julie is a sweetheart!

    So glad you back... all safe and sound. It sounds like you've jumped right back into your life there.

    Keep us posted on your former management company. I'd have a few doubts, too.

  3. Grateful you have that wonderful friend. I sure miss mine!! Happy Hawaii.