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Kona Winds Rattle Hawaii

Well, I've only lived on Kauai for 3+ years and have not yet seen a hurricane. However, last night's wind storm which hit Maui and Oahu today, were a small indication of the power of mother nature. When I walked down my driveway at sunrise, I looked to the right and saw a telephone pole along with power and phone lines strewn across the ground and covering the single lane bridge i normally drive out on. Turning the other way on Olohena Rd., I saw a tree lying across the road. What to do?
I had coordinated  the realtor's caravan in Princeville today and had one of my condo listings on the caravan. I managed to climb through several fallen trees and my neighbor had a friend who was driving him into town. I caught a ride to work, got a friend to pick me up, loan me his truck and I drove up to Princeville.

Now if I only could find TEN OPEN HOUSE signs, I could set up for my OPEN HOUSE. I ran around Princeville and borrowed the signs, and had a successful caravan showing. Over 60 realtors. I guess that's what an offering of $500 gift certificate will do. The last home on the caravan had offered the gift certificate to make sure the home was seen, and it was.

Anyway, its now 8:00 at night and I've been without electricity for 24 hrs. I can't believe how dependent my whole world is on electricity, not to mention the internet. Anyway, thank goodness for Starbucks. They have power, internet, and sugar if I need it. Hopefully the power will come back later tonight and the power lines will go back up in the air.

This type of thing makes those folks who have gas generators by their homes look really smart, not to mention comfortable.

Ron Margolis, RA, CDPE, ABR Hawaii Life Real Estate Services 808.346.7095 email: ron@hawaiilife.com

Comment balloon 0 commentsRonnie Margolis • December 05 2007 11:57PM