Friday, February 14, 2014


We just had a little earthshaker here.  At 10:22 my house started creaking and groaning, and I could feel the ripple.  Just to be sure I wasn't having a senior moment, I called 911 and they confirmed they felt it in town too.  I remember there being four of these here in the last 30 years. This was far and above stronger than any of the others.

What's next?  An asteroid?


  1. Man now your an earthquake survivor too? And live on a mountain? Some people have all the luck.

    1. I'm sure people who live in California are hooting, this wouldn't even have raised an eyebrow there but it is unnerving. When we first moved here there was one of these. Having lived in Italy we knew it was an earthquake, because there were tremblers there all the time in Naples. So we bought earthquake insurance and I still have it! The only problem is, it only pays for eighty percent of the repairs, but it only costs twenty dollars a year.

  2. Its not your old age. It is all over the news here in South Carolina. It occurred in Edgefield, SC. 4.1 quake very shallow, about 3 miles deep

    1. Yeah, every county around us felt it but not us, hell dogs didn't move on the couch, slept right through it. They would have known.

    2. I sure felt it here. At first I thought it was the wind and my house was going to blow down. But there's a specific kind of feel to an earthquake. I called 911 to check, and also to get in their log so if I have any damage I can file an insurance claim. I went out with the big flood and checked the outbuildings, didn't see any. I'll check again when it's light. I wonder how it didn't happen there where you are? That's lucky though, it's not like feeling it is a good thing.

  3. Lemme know when the hail of frogs and blood starts.

    1. No lie. We need to let the Mexicans go. I'm thinking of sending my son out of the country.

  4. Harry,


    I've been on side checking things out. been too busy to really comment lately.

    So when is the New Madrid fault gonna crack up and split the North American continent in two???

    make for a great movie......

    Depending on how things go, you may own two mountain tops Harry.....

    I checked out that aim surplus ammo on the 7.62 by 54R. Looks good except for the shipping price $47.50:(
    I paid $160.00 for two spam cans of that ammo from a friend that needed money a few months ago. I got two Mosins, and so a can for each.

    I would like to get more ammo but I spent about $350.00 on my truck yesterday getting a new speedo cable, and new exhaust system from the catylitic converter back thanks to South Texas rust.
    At least my truck runs like a dream. The old Toyota's if they are fixed up right, run great for many, many years.

    On a side note. It was 80 degrees down in South Texas today. It will be 74 tomorrow and 80 again on Sunday.
    Im enjoying this weather for as long as I can.

    1. Shipping is high. But I tell you what I do a lot these days. I watch Sportsmans Guide, and sooner or later this same ammo will be on sale there with any luck. They sell a lot of ammo. Then you google "sportsmans guide coupons" and you will find a bunch of "coupon numbers" that you can add to your order for things like free shipping, twenty dollars off, etc. It's perfectly legitimate, they put those out there as inducements to buy and these web pages capture the number.

      Sorry about having to spend so much money on your vehicle. Several people have had to do that lately. I'm sure I'm next, I just went over 200,000 miles on the Cherokee and you know what a kiss of death that is.

      Yes, by all means enjoy the beach and nice weather. I'd be down there every sunrise and sunset, on a pier somewhere, if I was you. Best place there is to start and end a day.

    2. Harry,


      I'm not to concerned about spending money on the truck for legit things that will extend its lifespan and improve its performance.

      You get out of it what you put into it., as the old saying goes.

      On your jeep. That's one of the few American engines I would own. The inline six.
      Its good for 300.000 to 400.000 miles, Yeah' you may put three transmissions in it and a bunch of other parts, but its easy to work on and parts are easy to get.
      If you gotta get another truck someday, go get an old Toyota with an 22RE engine and whiz around all over the place at 26 MPG gas. Its a real small truck so it will be like driving a go cart compared to that big Ford.
      You will feel like a kid again, trust me. I know.....

      I will check out the Sportsmans guide ammo deal.


  5. Wow you really are getting battered over there by mother nature. Hope all is ok and you haven't any damage to the house.

    We have lost another apple tree. 3 weeks ago we were out in the drizzle rain, digging pits. My neighbours and old work colleagues who meet for lunch thought I was nuts when it wasn't bad weather to be digging in the sodden clay sludge. We dug 2 huge ditches. which we lined with weed suppressant and 4 tonnes of gravel. night and day with head torches. Now whose garden isn't under water? I feel like a squirrel. Ive done stuff since last September to secure our home.

    We are flooded, North America is in a huge freeze where it shouldn't, and drought on the west coast and Australia is boiling and burning. Someone needs to explain to me how this cant be some form of global warming.

    P.s. if any one wants a plastic wendy house I am now the new owner of one, courtesy of the weather. (Ive told the neighbours and apparently it isn't anyones?)

  6. Earth quake?? Its just some old man living on a mountain ate too much for dinner last nite, While watching TV he let lose a little gas. bahhahahaha. evil grin

    Glad your OK. I lived in California in the 70's talk about rock n roll.

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