Why I’m Not Going Anywhere Anytime Soon

We’re in the midst of the most severe winter storm in about forty years.

Gresham, just North of us, has been declared in a state of emergency; 50% of the roads are impassable and the National Guard has been called in.

We’ve been stuck here at home for just about a week. First we got snow. Then we got a silver thaw (ice ontop da snow). Then another 2 feet ontop that. The weather kane says it’s the first time he’s ever seen that happen. Usually the ice melts. But oh no, not this time!

We are almost out of fuel oil, but the woodstove is keeping us pretty warm. We also use space heaters and pray the power doesn’t go out. Or branches fall ontop da roof. Or da lanai collapses. Or my cold no gets worse. So far so good.

So. Wanna see hakum I stay at home taking ukubillion photos of birds at da feeders and snow stuffs instead of doing my Kalikimaka shopping in town?

Try look. My kawila stay undaneat dea somewea.

Yeah, I know, I wen forget to pull out my wipers. But what good would it have done?

Da driveway. Try look Kukui and how high da snow stay. Das Nolemana’s kawila ova dea.

So. ‘As why hard, yeah?

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7 Responses to Why I’m Not Going Anywhere Anytime Soon

  1. Barb says:

    Auwe! Brrrr! I thought it was cold here this am->69 degree! I had to get out my shawl. Keep warm:)

  2. Kikue Mugen says:

    Keep warm! What else can I say? Looks like a lot of things are at a standstill there so enjoy the quiet time. Hmmmm, I bet it’s really, really quiet there with all that snow. Christmas Hugs dear sista!

  3. AFK says:

    My gut reaction when I first saw your kawila: “OMG!!!” It looks like a giant Hostess snowball! You guys have it 10x worse than we do in Seattle.

    Stay warm, read and knit, and eat holiday sugar yumyums. Moderating weather supposed to come in by end of da week. Play lots of Bros. Caz. Xmas tunes.

  4. Jae says:

    Hi Moki…
    I’m Jae. I grew up on Oahu (My dad was in the Air Force, stationed at Hickam for 10 years).
    I just found your site and I’ve loved reading your blog. I kind of found it by accident and read for about 2 hours the first time.
    I read that you do Hawaiian quilting and that’s something I’ve always wanted to learn. Do you happen to know how I’d go about finding a group with similar interests in quiliting and Hawaiiana here in central California?
    Mahalo and Mele Kalikimaka.
    Keep warm …and I hope you feel better soon.

  5. RONW says:

    keep smiling so if they find and thaw you out at spring you look happy. Just kidding.

  6. Lika97 says:

    Like you guys live in da Dakota’s yeah….how frkncold…..makes me wanna go shishi! lol No fo’get start da car and let’um run for couple of minutes; so da kawilas no freeze to death, keeps da oil circulated or something la dat.
    And da weight of da snow on da top da car sometimes make’um cave in kine. Plus sometimes da windows hoooo take long time fo’defrost. Anyways my car was la dat, use to take fo’eva to thaw out. LOL

  7. pehea 'oe? says:

    WOW! You got way more snow then we did. I hope you are able to get out soon. I’m supposed to head down to Vancouver on Saturday, but looking at this I don’t know if it’s such a good idea. =) Stay warm! Mele Kalikimaka.

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