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    The '89 quake was a a shocker for me...I had just gotten home from having surgery on a torn achilles tendon...not being used to crutches and afraid I would fall again I was sitting on the floor near my bookcase, like cheesecake said ya don't want to be near a bookcase...at first I really thought it was pain meds doing a number on my head and balance...then the kids came running in the house yelling earthquake...we lived about an hour from SF... the floor was actually moving and popped up a few hardwood floor pieces...the aftershocks (which was probably what you felt Cory) went on for days...

    The Northridge quake in I think 72 I managed to miss...we were living in Oxnard on the beach...a family emergency had us in northern Cali visiting and I went into labor and had my daughter...it was days before I could reach my parents to let them know I'd had the baby...so didn't feel that one but when we got home, what a mess...the kitchen had everything on the floor, almost every dish broke and canned goods everywhere...the scariest thing was the fireplace (for want of a better word) it was round and very 70's orange and sat on a platform a foot or so high so you had seating around it...retro looking today...and it fit right in with the green shag carpet...hahahaha....anyways, all the pipe was knocked everywhere, especially the black soot...a very big mess...SO glad I was not home...

    Living in tornado country now... I always wonder what is worse...at least with a tornado usually there is ample warning to seek shelter...at least that is what I tell myself...have spent many nights waiting up and listening to our weatherman...they will have down to the minute, the exact time a "cell" will be over you! I have learned to enjoy the thunder storms and lightning...they scared the hell outa this California girl when I first moved here 8 years ago...haven't meant to ramble...it's a senior thing...

    Cory, plan an emergency exit...tell your boss he needs to be VERY aware of your needs and make sure help will be available to you! Elevators are the first to shut down...

    I plan on being in San Jose at some point this summer, would love to take you to dinner!
    Your posts are filled with such love and life and you have brought me many a belly laugh! hugs, judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmaddmother View Post
    I plan on being in San Jose at some point this summer, would love to take you to dinner!
    Your posts are filled with such love and life and you have brought me many a belly laugh! hugs, judy
    ha, sure let me know when your in town!
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    Mr Coffee it wasnt a earthquake My Friend just Farted he had heartburn
    Glad youre all ok my friends
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    Hey Cory, get used to them. Your just up the road from the earthquake capitol of the world, Hollister. And Jody got it right, why wait, be concerned, worry and all that crap, (Tornado's, hurricanes, etc) when you have an earthquake you have it, it happens , and your over it. Just kinda gets your blood going, and it's all over. It's a whole lot easier than waiting around and worrying about it.

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    Cory, just saw on MSNBC that a 6.5 quake hit 265 miles north of SF earlier today, knocking power out for tens of thousands of people. Hope you're okay!
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    I had to move from the West Coast to Toronto to experience my first two earthquakes. One so mild only I detected it in my seismograph wheelchair. The chair was moving ever so slightly and I looked down to see whose foot was on my chair. Nobody around.

    Cory would not be just like life for you to come home from a romantic cruise only to slide into the Pacific Ocean due to the mother of all quakes???

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehipcrip View Post
    Cory, just saw on MSNBC that a 6.5 quake hit 265 miles north of SF earlier today, knocking power out for tens of thousands of people. Hope you're okay!
    Got an e-mail just now from a friend who lives in Eureka, about 40 miles from there. There are a lot of people without power, and a pipe from their water heater broke causing a flood in their garage (they were not home at the time), but no major damage.

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    It wasn't bad here at all, but some guy predicted we are going to have a bad one coming soon. THE MOTHER OF ALL QUAKES. But he also maybe just crazy.
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    Corrry ...... maybe this .........
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    ...... instead of this ........

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    Glad your okay ..... but just so you know as I mentioned in another thread.... remember .. it's a dry cold besides I'm sure you'd find a way to stay warm
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