Shake, Rattle, and Rinse

08/24/2011 @ 8:28 AM | Nature with 2 Comments | Print This Post

My oh my what a week so far for mother nature. Virginia had a 5.8 earthquake but we feel those things all up and down the east coast because we have solid rock on this end of the country. I actually live about a mile from a major fault line. The big one hit here back in 1896 on August 31st. It demolished Charleston.

Now at the beginning of the week we were thinking that Hurricane Irene was going to nail us right smack dab on the temple but the track keeps pushing further and further away which is okay by me either way. I’ve lived through Hugo. I know what to expect. My immediate concerns right now are that the compact fridge I bought for my office went out yesterday. I have no where to put my lunch. To pay for food here is waaayyyy expensive. I expect normal operating hours for the rest of the week and next. Might have a couple hours without power if we get strong enough winds but that is it.

So let’s recap in washing machine terms. We’ve already been through the shake and rattle. We are now heading towards the rinse cycle. One of my good friends via Twitter made that post and it was so right on. Check him out at @lowcountrywolf

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    DS // August 27th, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    Hope you made it through the rinse cycle OK… :boat:

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    // August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Well, I hope the rinse wasn’t too bad for you.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂