102521: Vanikapila 44.21


Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

Entering this post under solar lights and on my dinky little laptop. Got to do this fast as I don’t know how much battery I got left. We’ve been without power since Sunday morning and then this happened:

Click above to view Lake Vendola.

Yes, yet another flood, which make 3 years in a row, 5 total since I’ve lived here. They told me that this was a 100 Year Flood Zone. I didn’t know they meant it would flood for a 100 years!

It got into the garage, almost into the house. But fortunately they finally sent out someone from DPW that got the emergency pump running, although 2 hours later . . . the water was already about 2 feet deep at the street. But the main house was spared . . . this time.

And they wonder why I was against the “Extra Tax” for flooding? Like more money is make the pump work?

Moving on to happier moments . . .

Mahalo Nui Loa to all that attended Madison’s Aloha Oe Party and even wore Camo’s! We have such a wonderful ‘Ohana!

Below are the images from that “sad but happy” day, to paraphrase Madison, “I’m glad I’m sad about going away . . . ”

Aloha A Hui Hou No’eau! Can’t wait to see you in your Marine Dress Uniform.

Btw, is just me or was that MRE Chili Mac actually good?

Click above to view the album. Btw, great to see Marty and Linda A again!

This Saturday (10/30/21) EVENING, 6:30p – 8:30p-ish, we will holding our annual COME AS YOU AREN’T Vanikapila Potluck.

To be clear, this means we won’t have our 11a-1p Vanikapila. I’ll be streaming that night’s event like the other evening events.

We’ll most likely be indoors, but if weather is permitting and the yard is no longer muddy, we’ll might hold it out in the back yard . . . but the mud thing is a big MIGHT.

Also, I’ll be away visiting my folks in Hawaii for the next two weeks so no Vanikapilas and Elks. Which means our first Vanikapila for November will be on the 20th.

Againthis event is open only to those who are FULLY VACCINATED.

Text me at 415-300-7804 if you will be attending, for seating setup, and if you’ll be bringing a potluck to share with your ‘Ohana.

Here’s the link to the Live Stream.

Click above on Saturday to view the CAYA participants.


Hammers from heaven,
Rain screaming from angry clouds,
Race against the flow.

OK, time’s up on the laptop battery and my phone HotSpot.

Stay tuned for any updates!

Malama Pono Kakou!



101821: Vanikapila 43.21 – UPDATE


Because of uncertain weather conditions we will be moving this week’s Vanikapila indoors. Enter as usual via the side gate and through the sliding door. We will be configuring the patio as we normally did prior to COVID with the addition of ventilation fans and 4 air cleaners.

Again, this event is open only to those who are FULLY VACCINATED.



Aloha Ahi Ahi UFOhana,

Is it just me or are we actually having a little rain “storm”? So nice to finally have come our way. We certainly need it and let’s hope for more, just not all at one time . . .

So this Saturday we’re bidding an Aloha A Hui Hou (Aloha until we meet again) to one of our UFOhana Keiki, Madison Sneath, who will be beginning her training with the USMC shortly there after.

As mentioned last week, we will be holding our regular 11a – 1pm Vanikapila as we usually do this Saturday (10/23/2021) and move into our Aloha A Hui Hou gathering from 1pm to 2pm-ish or whenever.

We’re asking that you bring something in the way of Finger Foods to share with your UFOhana and Madison and BYOB as well.

We are also asking that you wear your favorite Cami/Camouflage gear in honor of Madison. If you don’t have something we might be able to provide some kind of “temporary” Camo wear for you.

We’re not sure what the weather will be like so be prepared. The UFOCB (UFOhana Core Band) will be playing outdoors as well, on stage and immediately in front of.

Please be sure to text me at 415-300-7804 if you will be attending so we can setup the backyard space properly.

Also, I won’t be able to view the Live Chat, so please text Nohea (Linda) at 415-572-1175 for requests, comments, etc.

Here’s the link to this Saturday’s Live Stream:

Click above to get in on the Hoorah!

Below, the action from last week’s Vanikapila.

Click above to view photos and videos.

Mahalo Nui Loa to Pauline and the Flight Crew for setting up and tearing down the UFO Landing Strip last week!

So I know that we’ve all been feeling the affects of the Shipping/Supply issues lately.

Especially the fear of TP shortage once again, like this guy below . . .

But Nohea and I were at Costco yesterday and we can report that they don’t seem to be running low their TP supply . . . yet . . .

This week’s Uke-Ku is courtesy of Don Koc, who found the following:

Ok, I think that’s it for this week. Be sure to let me know if you’ll be attending our Aloha A Hui Hou Party for Madison!

Mahalo Nui Loa Ka Kou!