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Browsing Archive: May, 2010

Moving to Maui #15 Lost on Maui With a Car that Won't Start

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Friday, May 28, 2010, In : Moving to Maui 
In hot pursuit of a desk and chair to complete my room--and allow me to set up shop--I ventured out onto the island alone. Both housemates had other commitments, so after dropping them off at their respective locales and armed with detailed directions, I set forth. Never mind that I had never been where I was going, couldn't pronounce most of the highway and street names (Puunene, Mokulele, Mikioi, Hoala), and was running behind schedule to meet the desk/chair owner. This was my first solo ru...
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Moving to Maui #14 "Making Room" for Myself on the Island

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, In : Moving to Maui 

In the house in Hiaku on Haiku Road sat a room with my name on it--literally. My housemates had arrived before me and had chosen their rooms already which only made sense. I'd actually enjoyed the experience of other people choosing the town I would live in and the house I would call home. But how would I fare with a pre-chosen room?

"What can we do it make it special for you?" Linda wanted to know the week before I arrived. 
Little white Christmas lights around the ceiling line was my first c...


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Moving to Maui #13 -- The Adventure Begins

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Saturday, May 22, 2010, In : Moving to Maui 

Almost three days on Maui and too much to tell, but if I wait any longer my life will become unblogable.

The Ride: For those of you who vowed to come see me, Alaska Airline’s new direct flight from Sacramento is great! The plane isn’t purple inside like Hawaiian Air and IZ isn’t crooning while hula dancers sway against a backdrop of dancing palm trees, but the flight is direct, $199 each way, offers reasonable, healthy food to purchase—and if you’re very good (like we evidently we...


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At the Airport

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, In : Moving to Maui 
I'm at the airport and officially  "Moving to Maui." My suitcase and two boxes passed the stress test so the home scales must be accurate within a pound. (That's one way to find out!) With a 50 pound limit, each one weighed 48.50. "It looks like I'm traveling heavy," I said to the Alaska rep, "but I'm actually traveling light--I'm moving there." He seemed mildly amused and I felt exceedingly triumphant. It took a professional packer, myself and last minute help from Sandi to get the essence o...
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Moving to Maui #12 Headlines from the Mainland

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Monday, May 17, 2010, In : Moving to Maui 

My move to Maui is coming in headlines now:

CLOSE LONG-TIME FRIEND MAY BE MOVING TO MAUI TOO! (name withheld)

JUST GOT BRAND NEW MAUI-DO! (as in hair)

NEW BOOK IDEA WITH "MAUI" IN THE TITLE (top secret)

TOMORROW IS OFFICIAL PACKING DAY (with help from a world-traveler)

BELOVED CAT IS A METAPHOR (again)

The festvities are winding down on the mainland--treasured hours spent in numerous Starbucks, dinners in the homes of friends, another at Black Angus, an outdoor tea, two coffees in Fair Oaks Park wi...


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Moving to Maui #11 --The Countdown: Staying in Real Time

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Thursday, May 13, 2010, In : Moving to Maui 

I feel drunk in love tonight. Far from my transitory nest in the Pocket area and a week from sleeping in my Maui bed, I’m already in paradise. Outside the birds serenade in the twilight and evening settles on a view that belongs in the Sound of Music. From my guest house window, a lush valley, domed hills, broad mountains and snow-capped peaks cause me to breathe wonder along with the pristine air. I’m gratefully situated in Shingle Springs, on the property of my dear friend, Sue Atkinson...


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Moving to Maui #10: Don't Have Old, Don't Have New

Posted by Maridel Bowes on Friday, May 7, 2010, In : Moving to Maui 
Almost thirty years ago, I sat in the Howard Johnson's in Fairfield, California, my attention split between my deep-fried golden clam roll and my journal. I had just come from a therapy session in Pleasant Hill where old beliefs about my self had been rousted from their cozy beds, the covers thrown aside. "I don't have the old and I don't have the new," I wrote. "Who am I?" I knew I would never be able to squeeze the old self-definitions back into their boxes but new ones eluded me like glitt...
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