‘Morning, peeps!  Did you guys see any of the TV footage from that terrible earthquake and the tsunamis that hit Japan?  It was absolutely horrifying – buildings and vehicles being swept away like little toys, people running for their lives – it was like watching a living nightmare!  I immediately thought of all of our friends and family over there and my heart ached for them … I hope and pray that they are all safe and in good health.  This just in –  the death toll in Japan is already at a thousand and climbing … damn, it feels like someone just punched me in the stomach!

Here at home, I’ve been watching the local news reports on the tsunami that hit O’ahu, Maui, and the Big Island.  Reports are still coming in, but it looks like Maui and Big Island were hit the hardest.  I saw some video of ocean surges and flood damage and hope everyone heeded the warnings and got out of those areas before all hell broke loose!  Most schools and events have been canceled today, although it now looks like the “all clear” signal is being given for many areas.  Things should slowly start getting back to normal except for those areas hit hardest by the tsunami.   Take care & be safe, everyone ….

Aloha, “D”

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