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Old 03-29-2014, 02:29 AM   #18521
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Reading about the recent earthquakes a couple of hours ago. I was in the recliner watching TV, and it started rocking back and forth. And it wasn't a rocking recliner, either....
Are you okay? Are you near the epicentre? Always scary when you feel an earthquake, 'cause you never know how strong it is going to be.
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:42 AM   #18522
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Reading about the recent earthquakes a couple of hours ago. I was in the recliner watching TV, and it started rocking back and forth. And it wasn't a rocking recliner, either....
So what is new in California?
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:47 AM   #18523
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I received a goodly sum of money for my birthday. I am not one to rush out and spend, spend, spend when this happens. I put the money in the bank and gave it some thought as to what I really wanted or needed. I decided to get the $35.00 pair of Rosle tongs. I have been holding back all this time because of the high cost. But the reviews are great and you and lock and unlock with just one hand. I also ordered a bed pillow. The kind where you can sit up as it has arm rests. Just what I need so I can sit and do my needlework while I am watching TV. I also ordered a 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup. Something I have needed for a long time. I still have money left over and I will just let it sit there incase I should want anything else at a later date. And the birthday just keeps go on and one.
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:16 AM   #18524
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Reading about the recent earthquakes a couple of hours ago. I was in the recliner watching TV, and it started rocking back and forth. And it wasn't a rocking recliner, either....
That was tonight? I was listening online to the Indians/Padres baseball game. With it still being pre-season, my only audio choice was of the Padres announcers. That's OK, their play-by-play guy is a hoot to listen to! Anyway, during the game (the Padres were getting crushed - in that case the losing team's announcers usually get really silly) he nonchalantly says "did you feel the earthquake?" I thought he was referring to one you guys had a week or two or so ago. Nope, guess he made that comment as it was happening! I don't know how you react, but I wouldn't be that calm! Glad you still have power...and a recliner, I trust?
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:25 PM   #18525
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LOL Addie!

Taxi and CG...no, not near the epicenter here, that was about 100 miles away. The folks down there felt the large "jolt" and we just got the tail end rolling motion. If I would have been up walking around, I probably wouldn't have felt it. A friend on the other side of town (about 2 mi away, haha) didn't actually feel it, but her chandelier swayed and her dogs went berserk.

What was incredibly scary is when the big one hit in Northridge in 1994. My daughter was a teen and down there at her dad's. We couldn't reach her for many hours. No one could reach their loved ones, all the phone lines were either down or flooded with people trying to get through. It was pitch black in the city, except for fires burning everywhere. There's a lot of pictures on google. Very bad one. I felt that one up here too, it seemed like the rockin' and rollin' went on for so long...

CG, that's funny about the sports announcers - there was a Dodger game going on at the time, and they calmy talked about it as it was happening.

I bet roadfix felt this one!!
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:53 PM   #18526
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Cheryl, I grew up less than five miles from the epicentre of the Northridge quake. I'm glad my family moved. I was visiting them in Costa Mesa when it hit. I remember waking up and wondering. Then I saw the chandelier swinging and thought, "Oh phooey! I haven't been here for 24 hours yet, and they have to go and have an earthquake."
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:11 PM   #18527
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Wow, taxy....you and your family missed that one by a hair.
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Wow, taxy....you and your family missed that one by a hair.
Well, I think they moved to Orange County in the late '80s.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:58 PM   #18529
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OK, maybe a little more than a hair...
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