Saturday, February 27, 2010

Post Tsunami afternoon


Well, Hawaii "dodged the bullet" and we are all relieved that the tsunami generated by the horrific earthquake in Chile turned into nothing more than a few small waves that washed over our reefs. It was a good lesson in preparedness and we're thankful that today wasn't a regular work/school day or it surely would have been chaotic.


Here's our two guests, Alex and Alex--how cute is that?--who had to evacuate their Waikiki hotel and spent half the day with us, 700 feet above sea level.

I did not let them start stamping and embossing, but the male Alex was intrigued by my finished cards and I gave them one to take home, all the way to New Jersey!

They were the perfect guests--chatty, yet polite--and I'm glad we were able to calm their parents' fears that they were in a safe environment.

My heartfelt thanks for your concern and your emails, too! We are safe and all is good.

25 comments:

  1. How sweet of you to host them and I'm sure their parents are very grateful. So glad that the storm was not as alarming as they made it out to be.

    Hugs!

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  2. I'm so glad to hear that the tsunami threat passed uneventfully! So nice of you to offer some shelter to the young travelers, I'm sure they really appreciated your hospitality! What a blessing.
    Sending hugs your way,
    nancy

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  3. I'm glad that all you got were a few small waves. What a wonderful thing to do for the two Alexs' :D. I'm sure their parents where extremely grateful as where the Alexs' themselves xoxoxoxox

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  4. I'm so relieved to know that you are well and even able to house the guests! You are the hostess with the mostess!

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  5. So glad you are safe and the Tsunami passed uneventfully!!

    How sweet of you to host them, they look like wonderful people! You are the best! Lots of love and hugs to you!!

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  6. thank you for keeping us posted, Donna! so glad to hear that all is well. sending you big, big hugs!! =)

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  7. What a lovely thing to do.... it was all so dramatic... it might have happened but best to be prepared.

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  8. I´m so glad to hear that everything is ok in Hawaii. I were thinking of you yesterday when I heard the news. And how kind of you to house Alex and Alex for a safe stay - I bet they will never forget you Donna!

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  9. Glad to find that you are safe and sound and demonstrating card making Donna!!! Jo x

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  10. Donna, so glad to hear that you are safe and well. So great that you got to help others out too by providing shelter - great photo. I bet they will remember your kindness for many years tocme. Blessings to you.

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  11. So glad everything turned out OK Donna, and you are so sweet opening your house to Alex and Alex, it must have been a huge relief to their parents.

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  12. I'm so glad you are safe and sound Donna. I bet your visitor's parents were relieved to hear they were looked after so well

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  13. Donna so glad your OK...I was really worried when I heard....your so sweet always helping others...you just have a heart of gold...Love Ya!

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  14. Hi.

    i am glad to hear you're out of danger :-)

    Thank god

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  15. Dear DDD!! I was so relieved when I hear that news that the tsunami is no longer a threat. The minute I heard of it I was thinking of you!!!!!!! My that must have been so scary! You are a blessing to this young couple and I bet they will never forget your kindness! Now you can get down to the basics...more stamping and coloring. So happy things are good. Hugs and prayers your way.

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  16. me alegro mucho que todo se quedara en un susto muchos besos a todos.

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  17. Hi, Donna! I'm so glad that the tsunami wasn't worse! And it was so generous of you to host Alex and Alex! Mahalo my friend! :-)

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  18. so good of you to host stranded tourists. good thing the tsunami was so mild! at least we were prepared! take care!

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  19. So glad to hear you are well and safe Donna!! You absolutely were the first person I thought of in Hawaii!! Hugs!

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  20. I'm sure glad to hear that you're okay.I was thinking about you all day yesterday!

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  21. Glad you are all safe and able to help the visitors!!

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  22. born to be the perfect hostess!

    glad alex and alex had your hospitality!

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  23. You are WONDERFUL!! And they are ADORABLE!! So happy that it didn't turn out to be devastating.

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  24. That was so awesome. Did the local authorities send out a plea to residents so they could evacuate their guests to your homes? Or did you already know them? Either way, it was a great gesture on your part!

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