Ready to run . . .
. . . about time for the kolea to be away to Alaska, usually the last week in April. This one is a male, fat and ready in its spring breeding plumage. This is the neighbor's slope above our house.
Morning newspaper headline : VISITORS SLIP THROUGH
Tourists using transient rentals to bypass quarantine restrictions prove hard to track. Transient rentals and B&Bs are closed at least til April 30 as they are not deemed "essential businesses".
And : Man beats the odds with virus recovery
Paul Greenslade, 79, was on the verge of death, on multiple forms of life support and all his organs were struggling, when he was taken by ambulance on March 24. He was in a medically induced coma for 11 days and was put on a ventilator. He and his wife (who recovered from mild symptoms) travel annually from the U.K. to vacation in Hawaii.
And : Hawaiian Airlines announced one of its planes was on its way to Shenzhen, China, to pickup 2 million face masks and bring them back to Hawaii by Monday.
Also : 'Big surge' of newly homeless feared
Out of approximately 6,500 homeless people across all islands, only one so far has tested positive for COVID-19, but officials worry that an even bigger homeless problem could explode out of the financial devastation already hitting the state.
Stay well, stay inside, and take care, everyone.