|Yuuko the Good Witch|
The American costumes were a bit more eclectic. We had an escaped convict, a sumo wrestler again, a princess, Minnie Mouse, Raggedy Ann, and a somewhat wrinkled Peko-chan.
You will probably see more than one picture of Elena this year as we seem to be running in the same circles - JAW, Ikebana, and YOSC (the Yokosuka Officer Spouse Club). The same is true for Mimi and Weather Explorer. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Advised to batten down her hatches, Peko moved a few potted plants to a sheltered area and hoisted a couple of lawn chairs to the screened porch. Then she muttered a few curses in the direction of CDR P for gifting a gas grill and fire pit to the Ancient Mariner (heavy household items are frequently passed from one sailor to another in foreign ports because no one wants to fork over personal funds for exceeding the government's tonnage limits when moving back to the United States).
Peko could not budge that fire pit or gas grill an inch and the cats ignored her pleas for help (they learned that from Matt surely). Not that she had anyplace to store them in any event. She decided to leave them to the elements.
The typhoon was not any stronger than Peko apparently. The firepit and gas grill were still in place after the storm passed. Weight limit or not, these items survived a typhoon and deserve to rust along with us wherever retirement takes us.