Project 313 – Post No. 118

I’m writing this a few days before the hurricane (I forget its name) is supposed to pass to the South of the island. Another one is on its heels and we don’t know yet what kind of mood that one’s in. 

We’ve been here over two years and this is our third hurricane season. Basically, we’re very complacent because, hey, we’ve been here over two years and are still alive. Plus, we got Spam. The way I see it, a few days of bad weather might give us an excuse to crack open a few cans. 

Once again — and I know this is wrong because it could be dangerous to some — I’m hoping for awesome waves.

We’ll see.

And now, the photo:

Project 313 118

That’s not real . . . but this week is the Kona Billfish Fish Fishing Tournament. It’s a big deal around here. It started on Saturday and is supposed to go to the 11th. I’m hoping the weather doesn’t put a damper on things as the economy could use the boost after having taken a hit because of the eruption. 

The Volcano National Park — when open and operating — brings in about $116M in economic benefit to the Big Island. The park has been closed since the eruption and photos from inside the park don’t look good with major fissures on park roads and damages to buildings. There’s no word yet when it might reopen. 

The businesses around the VNP are taking a heavy hit because the place is nearly deserted. I doubt many gift shops, restaurants, and other businesses will last much longer. 

We had considered buying in Volcano Village but I think if we had, our nerves by now might be shot. 

The houses we looked at were just a few miles from the Park and while no lava flowed there, between the ash and the earthquakes, I don’t think residents there are faring well. 

. . . although I’m sure the real estate market is still active . . . active, but a tougher sell. 

That’s the problem with humanity . . . we only have one place to live, reproduce like rabbits, and make the worst possible decisions when it comes to where we live. What we need is a backup planet . . . although, the ones we’ve found don’t exactly sound any friendlier to human life. 

For example . . . An Artist’s Conception of a Shark Planet.

An Artist’s Conception of a Shark Planet

And . . . that’s it

Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.

You can read about Project 313 HERE.

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