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Plumeria Hill

USA | Monday, 14 November 2011 | Views [370] | Comments [2]

Aloha!

I am hoping that the third time is a charm. I have typed this out three times and either the internet connectin is down, or I did something wrong in an attempt to save the story. Plumeria Hill is the name of the B&B I am staying at. It is owned by Dennis Carter, a friend from high school. It is just south of Pahoa, which is just south of Hilo - about 20 miles. There is no cell phone service down here, so I check for messages when we go into town, maybe everyother day. Geez, now I am at a loss for what to say that I have already said twice. Oh yeah, it has been raining every day. The locals say it is very unusual. We had a thunderstorm that took out Dennis' security system. It took four days for someone to come out to fix it. Security system? Well, we were at teh post office and a neighbor reported that she is putting an addition on and while she was out, someone came and took her addition down and all of the materials - someone stole her house! A lot of 'hippies' that salvage any kind of material to build shacks, are in the area. Maybe I should say 'alternative lifestyle folk'. I will call them ALFs. I have been helping Dennis to pay my way. Weeding, planting, clearing land, and sucking spiders (with a vacumn cleaner). We try to get out between waves of rain. You can hear it coming from the north. One day Dennis comes up with this project for me, sucking spiders off of the lanai (porch). It wraps around the house, both upstairs and the front of the downstairs. It took me more than a full day to suck them all down. Spiders give me the willies. I told him it was cruel and unusual punishment. he laughs. I am feeling guilty, I had thought to stay a couple of days and then go to the coffee farm. My camping gear still has not arrived. I fell guilty that I am not at the farm. Bebo said they could make do - make me a room in a shed. Hmmmm, B&B or shed? It looks like I will stay the week and hope that my stuff comes soon. Well, just wanted you to know that I am alive and well! Aloha!

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Celia,
When we were there a couple years ago, it was so dry and they had been in a long drought. Does this mean that it is over? I hope so. We were visiting the Parker Ranch, and it was very dry.
Best,
Judy P.

  judy prosser Nov 14, 2011 12:39 PM

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I will be following your adventure and praying you well:) It's gotta get better than "sucking spiders'!

  Shelly Nov 15, 2011 10:22 AM

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