When I took my Hawaiian Language and Culture class, we learned a chant that is intended to bring peace. One of the lines talked about making ‘ino’ino go away. Our instructor said that ‘ino’ino could be everything from thoughts that haunt you to cousins that kick you in bed!
Well with that image, Peter and I started calling Widgit and Moosh our ‘ino’inos. They haunt us and kick us in bed (or kiss us but with cat with bad breath the effect is about the same).
Yesterday I decided to clean our area rugs. 24 hours later, I almost have the house put back together. When I had the living room cleared, I decided to wash the panel blinds. They are ivory color and I could start to see the dust build up. I took them in the bathtub, soaked them for a little bit and showered them off. Only 2 windows and 8 panels later the tub was BLACK. (Have I told you lately how much I hate Kihei dust which has been worse of late due to road construction!).
I hang blinds to dry and let water drain from tub. I go back and finish cleaning the bamboo floors in the living room. Hours later, I return to the tub, I find a layer of red/black mud with paw prints… in the tub, out the tub and into the hallway. ‘INO ‘INO! Exhausted, I decide to let everything dry up and finish in the morning.
The morning comes and I move the clean rugs back in. I hose the mess in the shower down the drain and scrub the tub clean. I wipe up the floor and go back to cleaning the kitchen floor. I move the refrigerator out to clean behind it. Those geckos can be ‘ino’inos too! It wasn’t too bad except that Widgit had to help; I’m squeezed behind the fridge in a 2×2’ space, w/Widgit cleaning dust and gecko poop. Finish that up and head back to the bathroom to put cleaning stuff away only to find that the ‘ino’ino had struck again. Little paw prints….(from dirty paws behind the fridge) all over my freshly cleaned bathtub… I better get that Hawaiian chant out and make the ‘ino’inos leave!