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By: clearlakemike , 1:29 AM GMT on August 11, 2014

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Adios Julio!



CRASH LANDING



Landing vehicle irreparably damaged upon Moon Landing...STRANDED!!






Forecasters with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu are monitoring two areas of disturbed weather more than 1,000 miles east-southeast of the Big Island. - See more at: http://westhawaiitoday.com/hurricane-season-2014/f orecasters-monitoring-areas-disturbed-weather-far- ese-big-island#sthash.zZtuDxJt.dpuf

Forecasters monitoring areas of disturbed weather far ESE of the Big Island - See more at: http://westhawaiitoday.com/hurricane-season-2014/f orecasters-monitoring-areas-disturbed-weather-far- ese-big-island#sthash.zZtuDxJt.dpuf




They're Going On An Adventure (teach50)
Cruise ship leaving the port of NYC.
They're Going On An Adventure

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19. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:23 AM GMT on August 20, 2014
clearlakemike has created a new entry.
18. clearlakemike
5:47 PM GMT on August 18, 2014
Try picturing a black garbage bag raincoat topped with a plastic grocery bag rain bonnet. Been there; done that! LOL

You make me laugh, Bug!! lol
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17. palmettobug53
9:32 PM GMT on August 17, 2014
A lazy slob is what we have to our left, Mike.

yeah, I know it's more than just the litter you have to deal with but you just have to control what you can and try to ignore the rest.

Try picturing a black garbage bag raincoat topped with a plastic grocery bag rain bonnet. Been there; done that! LOL
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16. clearlakemike
6:01 PM GMT on August 17, 2014
Hi Bug, if the trash was all it was, which would be bad enough imo, I would just shrug it all off. But it is much more than that.

It is all I can do to keep control of my large strong dog who likes to chase cars and often carry a 10lb weight in the other hand so I can get some exercise also. Sometimes, I think the dog is walking me, lol. I don't care to be civic-ally minded here anyway...I HATE the place.

Helping out an elderly neighbor is one thing but these people are slobs.

Yes, hasn't rained all week and everyone has dried out.
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15. palmettobug53
3:24 PM GMT on August 17, 2014
Hey, Mike. Just stopping by to see how you're doing. I expect the kitties have dried off by now.

It just stinks that you have to live in such a horrible neighborhood.

As you said, though, just try to enjoy the things you can enjoy and do your best to let the rest slide off your back.

Do what you can to keep your property spic and span. If you really want to be ambitious and take the high road, pick up trash as you walk the dog.

Hubby and I live in what I guess you'd call a lower middle class neighborhood. All but one of us takes pride in the appearance of our homes and yards. The guy to our left? Ick.

The property to our right is vacant but I go over there and pick up limbs, branches, trash, etc. Trim shrubbery. Rake and bag a bit. The owner is in his 80's and the upkeep is a bit too much for him, these days. His daughter and SIL come by every few weeks and mow.

I think he'd like to sell it but it's tied up somehow in a trust under his late wife's name. Not sure exactly what the issue is, really; he mentioned it briefly a few months ago and I didn't pry for details.
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14. clearlakemike
11:00 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
GG, this place is...hopeless. The park I lived in before moving here was immaculately kept up. Not just by the owner but by the residents also. Not even so much as a cigarette butt. And a lot of people smoked there. It is the mindset of the people living in a place. I have actually given up on this place in so many ways. I really just don't care about where I live anymore. The volcano can erupt and bury the mutha, pardon my French, for all I care. I am just keeping my eye on the prize for a better day someplace else. Meanwhile, I just enjoy what I do enjoy. As for any local governance, there isn't any...this place is called "The Wild West" for a reason. It is not a nice place. it is a garbage dump...literally and figuratively.
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13. GardenGrrl
7:36 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Hi Mike, Sandi has a point about the trash. Keep the neighborhood clean and the neighbors tend to behave better. The first two owners of our park were neat yard nazis. Really made a difference though. Too bad the city doesn't start a code compliance crack down on trash.
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12. clearlakemike
4:35 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
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11. clearlakemike
4:24 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Sandi, I think they are just the usual tropical activity that tends to skirt by us to the south. Currently, trade winds have resumed from the northeast and are pushing the usual summer weather upon us...lower humidiy, gentle breezes, mauka clouds and showers with rainbows :-)... that Hawaii is famous for.

calpoppy, Julio and Iselle were both history making strong hurricanes. Usually, the cooler waters to the east-northeast of Hawaii are "Hurricane graveyards". Not sure what happened that allowed those two to persist like they did. Not enough of a weather nerd to know such things, LOL. Maybe climate change, El Nino...or both? I don't know. Will be interesting to see if that was an aberration or it was a harbinger of a future trend. Yes, here on "The Moon side" junk cars and sometimes even their tire tracks last for a long time...sort of like the lunar lander and Neil Armstrong's footprints, lol...
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10. palmettobug53
4:19 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Reporting from the moon? Are you channeling Andy Kaufman now or something? lol
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9. calpoppy
2:16 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
If those junk cars were on the Hilo side they would have been nothing but a small rusty lump by now :)

I guess the waters north of you have been warm enough to support Julia for such a long time.
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8. sandiquiz
1:36 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Are those two suggestions below your islands due to do "something... anything?"
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7. clearlakemike
3:48 PM GMT on August 14, 2014
Tropical Storm Julio, located about 700 miles north of Honolulu, Hawaii, is nearing its end as high wind shear rips away at it. Julio was a hurricane most of this week in the waters north of Hawaii where no hurricane had ever been recorded before.

From Dr. Masters' blog. Another hurricane history maker from Hawaii...(actually, originally from Baja, I think.)
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6. clearlakemike
3:03 PM GMT on August 14, 2014
Lol...(the Plumer's?)
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5. sandiquiz
2:07 PM GMT on August 14, 2014
Here you are Mike.. a "classy" abandoned car!!




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4. clearlakemike
6:14 AM GMT on August 13, 2014
Sandi, I hate to say this but I am starting to enjoy seeing the abandoned cars. But not those I can see from my house...ugh. The litter on the streets here is, however, disgusting. When the corrupt police here were harassing me they asked me why I didn't pick it up!! I told them that I wasn't going to pick up after these slobs!
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3. sandiquiz
5:55 AM GMT on August 13, 2014
You know Mike, it is like graffiti and litter in schools.
If the school allows it to stay, it gets worse, but if the school has a policy of cleaning each and every piece of graffiti or picking up litter as soon as it happens, it happens less frequently, and eventually stops.

We do not have abandoned cars in the UK.....well, we do, but they are reported and someone comes to remove them. Hawaii has the problem that it doesn't have a policy to clear up "detritus".
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2. clearlakemike
12:02 AM GMT on August 13, 2014
Actually, I think NASA practiced on this 'planet' high up on Mauna Loa for the Mars mission, lol...

I received 5" of rain which is a lot for here in the "Ka'u Desert". And it came down in about as many hours. I hope it helps the Ohia's.

As you can see there are many that are barely holding on.



Ah, another mission...but unfortunately, no sign of life.
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1. BriarCraft
11:13 PM GMT on August 12, 2014
Didn't NASA do something very similar on Mars a few years ago?


How much rain did you pick up with the recent storms? Soggy cats. Cistern full, as I recall. Ohia's quenched?
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