Good morning!  School’s back in session so the morning traffic is AWFUL!!  Even getting out of Manoa is difficult – the Punahou and U.H. traffic makes it almost impossible to leave the valley.  It takes me about a half hour to get to the office when it usually should take only 10 to 15 minutes.  But I really feel sorry for the people who have to drive in from the ewa side of O’ahu – it’ll take some of them an over an hour just to get to town!  The ideal time to leave Manoa is between 8:15 and 8:30am … that’s right after the school rush, and before the old folks start getting on the road.  Bless their hearts, but some of these old people just shouldn’t be driving – especially the ones who can’t see over the steering wheel and have their foot on the brake even while trying to accelerate to a top speed of 20 miles per hour!!

Anyway, Nick & Alex came over last night and barbecued for everyone .. they grilled steaks, sausages, and some freshly caught ono which our new neighbors gave us.  Everything was so delicious … thanks, boys!

Gotta walk the dogs ……..  Aloha, “D”