Thursday morning I had just turned the alarm off at 6am. and we were hit with a 5.1, she was a goody, rocking and rolling for what seemed like ages, close to the city and not deep, if you hear of earthquakes that are more than 20 kms deep, these are truly not real earthquakes to get the true meaning of a earthquake it needs to be shallow and close to your place. As indeed the quake in the morning at 11.10am which was just down the road from work was, the clients screamed and cried, the staff gave the appearance of calm, but we were all rattled (attempt at humour).
They continued all day and I started humming the Crowded House song" Four Seasons in one Day", but I changed the words to "14 earthquakes in one day" as that was the count by then, try it yourself if you know the song it goes together well.Of course I couldn't get the song out of my head for the rest of the day. We did have an earthquake while I was in the car in the garage, as I left for work Thursday morning, what to do, I hear you say or not, by the time I wondered a, do I get out of the car, it was moving and I didn't have the engine on or the brake off, or b, get out of the car and garage which was swaying and creaking or c, drive the car out of the garage, of course the quake had stopped before I had made up my mind. I bet your thinking I would like to be with her in a quake she knows what to do............
The better things of the week, went out for dinner at friends place 6 of us for a meal, yummy food , great company, and wine, but it was a Tuesday, I may have had a headache at work the next morning.
Got home on Wednesday to find Basil in the pouring torrential rain clearing the guttering, in shorts and T.shirt, I went down to the corner of our street to unblock the drain full of leaves as it was causing flooding, didn't make much difference but I felt I was doing a community service, soaked of course.
Started an Attic 24 crochet blanket, Lucy is the Queen of Colour and I can't claim to be even a Princess but I'm happy with it so far.
|Basil clearing the guttering in a downpour.|
|Very large CK mug, it is very large, I think people buy things for me in relation to my size, its not always needed.|
|I'm using this for a face cream as my skin is so dry this summer, it's very nice , sweetly smelling ,like me.|