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Old 08-23-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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What a fun way to start the day!

Urgghh! Just had to collect the first sick child from school. Not exactly the way I envisioned the school year starting.
That was fast! sorry.

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I hate to say that's good - but better than the alternative. Weird time of year for a cold - but I've heard of many people this year getting them.
DS got one the second week. It is what I have now. It has moved from my throat to my nose. It does seem strange to feel this way in August!

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lol! They could make a movie based on Dew's under the sink adventures. I want that cabinet!

The mental picture of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, squished under her sink by the disposal hugging a bottle of Jack is priceless.
Yes it is! So is Stephen Colbert emerging with an eagle!

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More advice: No elevators. Put shoes on in case there's a bad aftershock and glass breaks. Sometimes the aftershock can be bigger than the original quake. Get out your emergency flashlights in case of A.Shock and power goes out tonight. If you have gas go outside and sniff around. If you smell gas.. Do not light a match. Turn off the gas connection to your house. DONT'T turn it off if you don't smell gas. Turn on your local news to determine how much damage there may be in your local area. Be safe. People tend to get nuts driving after a quake.
you must be from California

 
Old 08-23-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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Oops. I was wrong. Pittsburgh felt it. They're posting about it in the Pgh forum. I didn't feel a thing, probably because I was driving home from school at the time.
 
Old 08-23-2011, 02:16 PM
 
Location: IL
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DH just reminded me that I was complaining about the dog being antsy this morning. In the past she has alerted us to earthquakes. Some friends here said they felt it, I did not.
 
Old 08-23-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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Didn't feel a thing in Atlanta. I've been affected by tornadoes and hurricanes. I need to experience a little tremor.
 
Old 08-23-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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you must be from California
Ya think? Lol.

I hear quake and put on my MamaDuck hat and make sure all my ducklings are safe.

Sounds like things are OK. Good news. They are saying "rolling" more than "jolting". That's a good thing.
 
Old 08-23-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Ewag - did we just have an earthquake???
Apparently! I was driving to Target and until I saw your post, I had no idea Philly had any tremors. Did you feel anything?
 
Old 08-23-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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DH just reminded me that I was complaining about the dog being antsy this morning. In the past she has alerted us to earthquakes. Some friends here said they felt it, I did not.
My old labrador was antsy this morning too. And he's usually not.

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Didn't feel a thing in Atlanta. I've been affected by tornadoes and hurricanes. I need to experience a little tremor.
I'm sure we could all use a little tremor now and then.

(Okay, I'm officially a pervert!)
 
Old 08-23-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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Apparently! I was driving to Target and until I saw your post, I had no idea Philly had any tremors. Did you feel anything?
Yeah, MrFR was home early and we were chatting, and the windows in the dining room started rattling like a beeotch, and there was a definite rolling motion.

It took me a second to realize what was going on, because I didn't expect it at all, not here. I've been in a few in LA, and normally would be under the table, but my brain did not compute it until about half way through it.

Just as I was on my way up to get MissFR it stopped. I'm not surprised you didn't feel it in the car, but all my neighbors were out on their porches talking about it. They've never felt one until now.
 
Old 08-23-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Yeah, MrFR was home early and we were chatting, and the windows in the dining room started rattling like a beeotch, and there was a definite rolling motion.

It took me a second to realize what was going on, because I didn't expect it at all, not here. I've been in a few in LA, and normally would be under the table, but my brain did not compute it until about half way through it.

Just as I was on my way up to get MissFR it stopped. I'm not surprised you didn't feel it in the car, but all my neighbors were out on their porches talking about it. They've never felt one until now.
Craziness! Glad to hear you guys are ok!

And thanks Dew for the mama duck earthquake tips!
 
Old 08-23-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: IL
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We were in a Costco once when a 6.8 hit. Not cool.
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