Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring in the Mill Town

Spring is here in the Mill Town.  Evidence of the early arrival is everywhere:  great stands of pink trees in bloom line the streets, the sulfur dust of pollen covers the parked cars.  Daffodils are opened to the sunshine, a small fist of them begins to do just that on our tiny porch.

We are living here and the evidence of it is here in this snap of our wheelie home porch, a bit changed since we last posted with a picture.  There is an additional side wall, milk painted a soft and muted tone of green.  The same green that is the color of our ceiling inside.  A lamp lights the partnership corner, a small tea pot from Shirley, a dish of good luck oranges for the new year of The Tiger along with the beautiful red rose petals I saved when my Valentine rose was done with her weeks of brilliance.  A pottery vase filled with a dozen ti leaves from Manoa fan waxy beauty. The small square tiled mirror was a give-away gift made by one of our MCS friends ... part of our annual holiday festivities.  A mirrored view of our abundance is a nice greeting at the door, we think.

Behind the scenes Pete and I have been as busy as beavers let loose in a river with dams to build and water to dam.  Busy, busy, busy.  We have commmitted to creating a new business that will be Pete primarily beavering at an MCS-safe (spring and other seasons) cleaning service.  Many, many things to do to get this right and it is exciting to draw-in all the comments and suggestions from our Canary community who had ideas and experiences with hiring help who really 'get' how to do cleaning that leaves nothing but fresh air behind.  Thank you so very much, Canary Report Canaries for all your wonderful ideas and good wishes!

From the Mill Town we send wishes for a bit of sunshine in your day.


Susie Collins said...

Aloha Mokihana, it's exciting to hear about your plans for your new biz! I'm thrilled The Canary Report community helped you with some brainstorming. I can't wait to hear more about your new venture! Aloha, Susie

Mokihana and Pete said...


Mahalo to you and the network of support you've created through The Canary Report. Relationships, relationships, relationships, relationships we're building a business on that foundation.

Mokihana and Pete

cjwright said...

Hey, you two! The picture is just lovely and so is your collection. Did you make your own milk paint?

Mokihana and Pete said...

Aloha, CJ

Glad you like the tiny corner:) We did not make our own milk paint, we hunted for a formula that would work as an outdoor paint and found it in Toronto.