Ella spent all day Sunday tucked into the new bed. OC and I went out to Waianae to finish packing and gathering our “stuff” and Ella said she was just too tired to come along. She stayed home and read several magazines, cruised the internet and slept. I guess the long plane ride and all the excitement of being in Hawaii finally got to her. She is rested now and ready to join me at work.
We spent the first night in our brand new bed and I slept like a baby. OC says he did, too. You have to know that’s quite amazing, because despite making Ella a comfy bed on a great big cushion, sometime in the middle of the night (typical kid) she managed to squeeze between us.
She likes the big bed!
In fact, though OC and I have been up for almost an hour, our lazy house guest is still a bed. I suspect she’ll be up soon though, because I am on my way to making omelets for breakfast. Ella has requested broccoli and spinach in hers. Sounds good.
If you would like Ella to visit you, contact Melli at Insanity Prevails. She is Ella’s legal guardian and travel agent.
So far, Ella’s favorite place in Hawaii seems to be my dining room table! We had French Toast this morning and Ella devoured her’s — though she was seriously offended by the sausage on her plate and says she feels meat eating is barbaric.
The sarong becomes a bib!
Then Ella went with us into town where we signed the lease on our house, then went shopping. Ella had a great time in Slumber World. She bounced on ALL of the mattresses. I was quite concerned and tried to stop her. The sales guy didn’t mind. He said they sold good quality beds and a few bounces from a baby elephant wouldn’t hurt them a bit. I sure hope he’s right because OC bought one of those beds!
The land lady left a lovely dining room table set in the house. She also left a glass end-table and a lovely crystal lamp. Tomorrow we are picking up some lovely, very inexpensive dressers. We’re furnishing the bedroom only. The rest of the stuff can come from second hand stores or yard sales as we find things we like. Ella likes the berber carpeting, so she completely agreed with that plan.
Ella lives in Maryland with Melli, but she is currently visiting Hawaii. She might come and spend some vacation time with you, too, if you can convince Melli that you know how to care for and nurture an elephant.
Tomorrow we sign the lease on a lovely two bedroom house with a yard — in town! We will live within 10 miles of our respective jobs. The area is called Hawaii Kai. It is an upscale address, but our house is quite small and modest.
But — even more exciting — I got home from work today to find that Ella arrived! She got in about 4 o’clock this afternoon and, unfortunately, I did not get home until six-thirty! The postal carrier put Ella in the big metal mailbox right out in the sun! The poor girl was sweltering when I found her.
I brought her in the house, let her take a cold shower, and gave her a bite to eat. She drank an entire gallon of the mint iced tea and then asked for more! I willingly obliged. She doesn’t seem to be suffering from heat stroke — which is an absolute miracle!
Ella is sitting in OC’s chair. He doesn’t need the pillows, but she couldn’t reach the table without them. She was quite disappointed at how early it gets dark here. Sundown tonight was at 6:18 p.m., so she had to take my word for it that she’ll be able to see the Pacific Ocean when the sun comes up tomorrow morning at 6:25 a.m.
Ella came to us via Insanity Prevails. If you are an upstanding citizen and faithful blogger, she just might visit you, too. But first you’ll have to convince Melli, you’ll take really good care of her little friend.