My husband is the safety officer for the University of Hawaii at Hilo, so when there are looming disasters, like yesterday's possible tsunami from Chile, he shuts down the university and hunkers down at the civil defense office. That leaves us to fend for ourselves, which is pretty ironic since when the UH fire alarms go off, they call him 24/7 to come and take care of it but we don't even have smoke detectors in our house. We were also low on dog food, low on gas and low on milk. Ironic. We left the house to gawk at all the gas lines around town, stopped at Wal Mart for food items, then stayed home and watched the live coverage on television.
Where were you on tsunami Saturday? It was a beautiful day. Were you parked along the road watching for the wave, or were you at home like us?
The water getting sucked out near Coconut Island (from our television). I must say we had the best view. Comfy chairs, easy access to the bathroom, refrigerator and facebook.
Wal mart was a sad affair with empty shelves and cases of water all over the place.
The only thing left to do was rely on my own freezers and pantry. What I learned from this near emergency: my kitchen is like my cable service - I have a lot of choices but I don't have anything to watch (or eat, in this case). Here are the pics anyway so you can laugh.