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sharon griffing    Posted 05-02-2004 at 22:08:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Problem with being in California is you all are headin' for bed before 9:30 p.m. our time. LOL Watching that movie, "10.5". Rather morbid, don't you think? We've been told to expect a 6.5 or higher sometime between now and September. Thing is, they're saying a 50/50 chance. Don't think I'll get too worried. Good thing to have supplies up to snuff in case of anything.

Got to 102 again today. Tomorrow is to be the top and then going down a bit from there all week. Sprayed down the tops of the goat shelters to cool them down. Even spritzed a couple of the goats. They do not like water, but there are times when it does seem best.

The new La Mancha goats are doing well. The mama cracks me up. She'll raise up in her pen and tower over the shelter next to her. Reminds me of the Lochness Monster or Puff the Magic Dragon. LOL

Husband finds out tomorrow a.m. if he needs to fly to Phoenix to palletize some computers and ship back or drive back. Hoping he doesn't have to, but then again the customer will pay well. The new hog/combo panel arrives Tuesday. I can hardly wait for the new fencing to be completed and the new goat pens.

Well good night. Hmmm, am I all aloooooone out here?

Salmoneye    Posted 05-03-2004 at 03:34:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
These guys are getting better at predicting within a 9 month period...

"Although the group prefers not to announce predictions to the public for fear of causing panic and economic damage, UCLA did reveal in a press release Tuesday that the team is now watching for a possible 6.4 magnitude quake in a sparsely populated area south of the Mojave Desert sometime before Sept. 5."

Ret    Posted 05-03-2004 at 05:32:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was only a few miles from the epicenter of the quake in 89 that ripped through N Ca. Was under a car when it started shaking. We usually just waited them out, cause it happened every so often. Then the heavy chains on the wall started falling on the floor and the furnace by me started swinging. Walked in office and books were falling off of shelves. Ran outside and saw the plate glass in store across the street bending. Looked down the street, and I swear to God, it was twisting back and forth like a ribbon. About that time fire hydrant let go in that area.
Was leaning on a car cause it was a little hard
to stand up.
On the drive home in commute traffic, which was crawling, now and then there was an aftershock that rocked the car. At the overpasses, nobody would stop under them. When I got into my city, lights were out and I was dreading it, wondering how daughter had made out. She was working at the Blue Cube Govt installation in Sunnyvale and I had to pass by it. Drive was about 10 miles and when I turned to my street, everything looked normal. Lights were on, and the only thing that had moved was a glass on the floor. Neighbors did say they watched the cars parked on the street bounce up and down and jump the curb. Trouble with a quake, there is no place to hide.

dogbardave    Posted 05-03-2004 at 23:45:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was in SActo at the time, so no biggie for me...just some swaying on the 3rd floor, like it's supposed to.

A good friend of mine worked in DT SF at PG&E, and he got off work, walked to BART, looked at the train, it was kinda full, but then decided to take it.

It stopped under the bay, and I think he had to walk out, or they finally got the train going again. Got out in Berkeley, and he said it was like a war zone. He didn't get home to his family in Fremont until the next day.

Amazing what earthquakes can do.

rhouston    Posted 05-03-2004 at 09:51:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
That was the quake that brought me my wife. She and her six month old son Derek left CA. after that one. Moved to Va. then to N.Y. where she met me. So I kinda like those quakes in CA. they've made my life.

Salmoneye :-)    Posted 05-03-2004 at 11:24:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice story!!!

~Lenore    Posted 05-02-2004 at 22:33:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
sharon, I came back to turn the PC off. I got a phone call that went on and on....
I do believe this message board is set to Pacific time. Over here in Texas it is 12:29 Am or 00:29 military time. I bet there and on this board the time is 10:29PM and 22:29.
Those temps you mention sure are hot. I am surprised that it is that hot out your way.

Well I am going to say goodnight again, talk to everyone tomorrow after lunch. Got a company meeting in the morning. ;-(

SusieQ    Posted 05-03-2004 at 02:45:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Over here in mid=atlantic states, east coast, we are 3 hours ahead of Calif. time, taping that 10.5 movie to watch, entertainment, but it gives us all an idea of what earthquakes can do.

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