Thursday, January 11, 2007

An Email From Moloka'i

My wife has a real hard job. While I am wrestling recalcitrant computer clusters here in mid-Missouri, she is in Hawai'i for three weeks attending to the winter research corn crop. The temperature highs are in the upper 70s with the overnight lows in the upper 60s. They can count on rain every day, but it hasn't been overly soggy.

Last night she found a coffee shop with wireless internet and emailed me this image of yesterday's sunset over the channel between Moloka'i and Lana'i.

She promises some images of Hawaiian birds and more scenery, and I'll post them as they come in.

She asked what she could bring back, and I wistfully mentioned that Kona coffee was $25/pound at our local coffee shop and that it sure would be nice if it were a little cheaper closer to the source. It is, by about $5... So she will bring me a pound of 100% Kona beans from Hawai'i.

In the meantime my son and I are living the bachelor life. Thus far this week he has made it out the door in time to walk to school, the dog has been walked regularly, and the house looks more or less organized. But I don't want her to think we can get along without her.

Well, it's off to work for me...

5 comments:

Michael W. Kruse said...

Wow! What an ugly job. But someone has to do it. Right? I am willing to make the sacrifice.

Denis Hancock said...

I was willing to make the sacrifice, too, but they don't need a systems administrator out in the field.

thechurchgeek said...

just a pound???? you ought to be able to get more than that from her...after all you're stuck in MO while she's having a great time in HI...

Denis Hancock said...

Well, I AM getting a field guide to Hawaiian birds in addition to the coffee...

thechurchgeek said...

ok, just wanted to make sure you were getting a fair deal!