Well, Maria and Ben were already up. Ben is 6 mos. old today, and we
love him dearly but sure wish he liked to sleep more. What can you
say, its a boy thing, everyone tells us. Anyway, we had a strong jolt
from the quake and I checked it out a few minutes later at the USGS
site. It really was no big deal, and not sure why it made any news
outside of the local area. As you may already suspect, people can be
a bit hysterical around here ... if it rains a thimble-full, they
have these dramatic news Stormtracker news spots, and if its 2
thimble-fulls they give it have some corny name like Stormwatch 7, in
which a dramatist, I mean, reporter, stays up all night trying to
find a storm sewer on a steep hillside with running water ... and
then to give their report they go stand in the middle of it!!! sound
familiar? Anyway, we did some great earthquake retro-fits to our
warehouse before we moved in. It is "poured in place concrete" , not
block, which is good. So we feel pretty okay about earthquakes - not
cocksure, but we have been proactive...
I hope all is well at SM and for the employees and their families.
For those who haven't heard, this is from Fox News .....
"The earthquake was recorded about 2 miles east of
Oakland and had
a preliminary magnitude of 4.2, according to the
Survey. It could be felt for up to 10 seconds on both sides of the
Bay after striking shortly after 4:40 a.m.
More than 1,000 customers in the Oakland area lost power, a
Pacific Gas &
Electric Co. spokesman said. Crews were investigating the outages."
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