It's Kamehameha Day today which is a state holiday. I'm sure we're missing a parade somewhere in Hawaii. King Kamehameha was the Hawaiian king who united the Hawaiian islands under one rule.
Our first order of business was to go to Aloha Termite in Wahiawa to pick up the door we left to be fumigated. The first thing we noticed was this beautiful naupaka. I love the story of the mountain and ocean naupaka. Click on the word and read the legend of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes, and why the naupaka appears to be half of a flower.
Back to the termites. We brought our 2 doors in to be fumigated a couple of days ago. They were placed in this shed to have the termites massacred.
The doors are carefully locked because the poison is lethal. We heard of cases where a home was being tented and burglars went into the tenting area to steal while the owners were gone. The bodies were discovered the next morning.
Art was a little leery of walking into the shed to collect our doors. This helper struck terror in our hearts by informing us that the warm summer months are the times that termites swarm, find mates and look for wood to eat. Arrrghhhh!
We brought the doors home where my brother, Dennis met us. He works for the police department and got the day off because of the Kamehameha Day holiday. (They also have Prince Kuhio Day and Statehood Day off.) Oh well, they don't get Casimir Pulaski Day like we did in Illinois.
Dennis helped us to pound termite poop out of the door and patch the rather larger holes than we expected. Then... since we had his help available, my favorite brother helped us fix our leaky plumbing in our bathroom. Doggone it! We've had such bad luck with Moen and then the plumber we had during our construction said to get Delta. We got Delta and BOTH of the faucets in the tubs are leaking! Now somebody said we should get Kohler and even better, Groehe. Ah well... the leak is fixed for now.
Tomorrow, we'll have the front door stoop to work on...