This morning Bodie accompanied me out to do a top-up grocery shop. As we walked past a high-rise close to ours a bunch of emergency vehicles screamed in and police and ambulance were going in.
They were all standing in a circle around someone. As we stood waiting for our light to turn green, I asked a bystander what was going on.
‘We heard an almighty crash. I think a tree has fallen and a woman was underneath it.’
We hoped she was going to be alright, but Bodie noted that no- one moved with any urgency, which they would if life was a possibility.
‘ I think she’s dead.’ he said.
As we walked past again after our shopping trip, a white sheet was draped over a form on the ground. There was no tree that had fallen at all, just a body.
I was feeling light-headed and feverish all day, with my prickly throat spiking my day a little.
We had been informed that our building would lose water from 11 until 3 in the afternoon so we had psyched ourselves up for no running water and all gone to the bathroom about a ga-thousand times.
Every hour we checked the taps and the water never went off for us at all.
This meant I couldn’t avoided a laundry run….
I thought a walk to get shave ice would make me feel better so we ventured out to Waiola Shave ice.
This time we ordered our ice with azuki beans and condensed milk.
A big disappointment.
When Zac ordered it in Korea, the shave ice was completely saturated in condensed milk, azuki beans were sprinkled on top and it was amazing.
Here though, a large helping of azuki beans was placed in the bottom of the bowl and after the syrups, only a scant drizzle of condensed milk went on top.
The beans, though yummy, melted the ice prematurely. I savored the little bits that had condensed milk on them; those bits were yummy. The rest of it was just a warm sludgy mess really.
Zac and I headed out as the sun began to set to grab some Jack in the Box; another one on the kids’ list of fast food to taste.
It was a long walk out there and we had a large order, so we decided to Uber back. As we entered our lobby, a concerned Bodie called to see if we were ok.
For once I was on my A-game.
‘We are doing fine, Bo’ I panted down the phone. ‘We are nearly at the location. We will head back soon. We may be a while.’
Well, I thought I was hilarious.
Look how big the drink was!0