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February in Moline, Illinois began with a blizzard warning that proved accurate.
Even the patio furniture looks cold.
The view from inside.
Great! The sidewalk is still there.
Posted at 06:33 PM in Acts of God | Permalink
Yes, we felt the 5.2 West Salem, Illinois earthquake at 4:36 am last Friday morning and the 4.5 aftershock that followed at 10:14 am.
No, we forgot to pack the seismograph when we moved to Illinois from Southern California last year. I was positive we wouldn't need it.
The 4:36 am version began with a jolt followed by 15 seconds or so of gentle shaking. The 10:14 sequel was just a few seconds of shaking.
I distinctly remember trading "moving earth" for "moving air" (i.e. tornadoes, cyclones, twisters)!
Now it appears we have just endured the worst Midwestern winter in nearly 20 years only to experience the worst earthquake in 40 years. Are we paranoid? Not quite. Not yet. What next, locusts?
Wait a minute. We did have Cicadas last summer. Sometimes people call them "locusts." Paranoia building.
Meanwhile, I will continue to blog about the rather slow progress we are making on...blogging about our mid-century modern home. The view above is from the neighbor's front yard.
Posted at 06:57 PM in Acts of God | Permalink
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