Hey there thrifters, what’s up?! Hope you’re doing well and having an awesome week so far!
For locals and tourists here in Hawai’i, I’m not sure if “awesome” is the word that we would use to describe the week we’ve been having but it’s definitely been an interesting one to say the least.
Okay, the good news first.
The good news is that we side-stepped yet another potential hurricane this past week. Woo-hoo!!
The bad news is that the remnants of this system is wreaking havoc right now on the islands. It’s SUPER hot and muggy (probably mild compared to other locations but it’s uncomfortable for Hawai’i standards) and there have been thunderstorms all week.
Plus, the sewer systems weren’t equipped to handle the sudden downpour of rain so that’s caused some rather unsightly scenes across the state.
Here’s the front page of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser yesterday:
There’s been reports of manhole covers bursting with sewage, run-off spilling into the streets and into homes and apartments, and Waikiki Beach actually had to be closed because gallons of untreated sewage made it’s way to the coastline.
What made that Waikiki Beach situation even worse is that a few – actually, A LOT – of tourist either didn’t see the signs posted or they chose to ignore it altogether and they still decided enter the water. Yikes! I hope they’re okay.
It’s actually much better today and it’s looking like it’s going to be a “typical” Hawai’i day. But for how much longer?
Just yesterday, ANOTHER storm system – Tropical Storm Ignacio – has formed. It’s expected to strengthen into a hurricane tomorrow and it’s current forecast has it headed straight for the Big Island. This is crazy! I can’t remember another Hurricane Season as active as this one. Hopefully, this system starts turning away soon and we can dodge this one as well.
I haven’t had a chance to thrift much this week because of the weather but I still had a few decent sales to share today. Like I said, the weather looks much better so hopefully I’ll get a chance to do some thrifting today *fingers-crossed*.
Please enjoy my latest sales and best of luck at the thrift stores!
Finds of the Week
Obey Aztec Print Hat
Item Cost: $2.99
Sold for: $27.99
Victoria Secret Hawai’i Jacket
Item Cost: $6.99
Winning Bid: $27.99
Levis Denim Jacket
Item Cost: $6.99
Sold for: $49.99