It still hasn’t quite hit me yet, being back here in Maui, and with an actual place to live, but it’s getting there. The past week has been a whirlwind to say the least. Hunting for said places to live, coordinating flights, risking life imprisonment for throwing a screaming brat out of an airplane at 35,000 feet over the Pacific. It wears one down over time. But, I’m here.
I was surprised in there was little to no jet lag this time. The first time I came here it took months to get used to the time change. Finally, when I did settle in, I ended up going back east and starting all over again. Not this time. However, Friday night it all came crashing down. I was in the new place and around 8:00 Maui time, I was down for the count.
Speaking of the new place, it’s looking ok. A bit rustic, think the house in Green Acres and you get a pretty good idea. But, I don’t care. It has all I need, it’s comfy, and quiet. The bed is a bit soft for my tastes but I will make do. The shower is in a shed in the back yard. Don’t care. It’s not spotless and as long as I clean up after myself there should be no problems. More better than living in the hermitically sealed 7 story mausoleum where everything is sterile and cleaning is an obsession. I cannot understand how people can live in such a way.
The location of this place is pretty nice. The village of Paia is little more than a crossroads with some artists shops, tourist traps, and restaurants. It’s a big surfer hangout and I’ll be posting much more later on when I get more settled. It is a cool little town though.
A bonus I found today. Right down the street is a hippie organic store. They sell all organic, gmo free, gluten free, food, in other words all the fad diets. But a walk through surprised me. Prices were reasonable and even more better than the grocerterias in town. A nice selection and a well stocked deli. I tried some pasta salad for dinner and it proved to be quite good. This place could work out way more better than expected.
The only thing I have to keep an eye on is my health. I’m extremely short of breath, especially walking up the hills, still coughing all the time, and my back hurts a lot. I put on too much weight and got no exercise over the summer. Time for some changes. I’m going to start walking a lot more and not eating as much for starters. I can’t let myself go like this again.
Mentally I’m still battling the depression I was going through back east. While the summer paid off financially, mentally it was pure hell. I had qualms about helping out when the fall from grace occurred, but just going back there to live? Never happen again. I’m still in the depressed mode I was in all summer and it will take a little while to get back to my happy go lucky self. If I can get back to some semblance of physical and mental fitness soon, winter looks to be pretty nice out here.
So, I’ll begin posting about this side of the island real soon. Being it’s the north side don’t expect much in the way of sunsets for awhile. But here is a taste of what it looks like along the beaches.