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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Today, for the first time in quite a while, we actually stayed home. I got some laundry done, Ken was pottering with the model, and the genset.

During the wash cycle, I nearly missed the event, as rigs generally do a really good job at imitating said occurrence, and I am quite accustom to shaking as I potter. However, in hindsight, I think I can recall a particularly noticeable bump, and apparently it registered as 5.9 on the richter scale. Apparently we can expect some aftershocks, but nothing yet.

All things considered, boondocking in a relatively unpopulated area with minimal objects waiting to tumble over is really a good place to weather a quake. You are already dealing with providing your own power, have stocked your water, and have means of dealing with, hmmm, lets just call it the other end of the water supply.

CB radios are all around for alternate communication if cells and land lines are out, and really, I think I am right where I would want to be during a noticeable shake down. - as long as the land directly under myself and my habitation remain relatively secure.

I guess you can chalk that up to another advantage of mobile living. If it really gets bad, just hitch and pull to a better option.

Well, I think that sums up the thought train for the moment, and the sauce for dinner is simmering more enthusiastically that required, so I must move along.

I bid you,


1 comment:

  1. From Facebook: Ted commented:

    "As I recall the Richter scale actually says "5-6: May be confused with washing machine motion."

    From Facebook, My Mom:

    "First we heard was 5.9, later amended to 5.8 It was a very definite shake with a north-south action. Cool! (since no damage was done)"

    Response to Ted:

    Yes, I hear generally, you can judge an earthquake by comparing to the affect various home appliance. For instance, 1 -2 compares with a blender on high speed. :-)

    To Mom:

    They are neat to be around when you aren't actually causing damage to you and your surroundings.