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This is scary.
« on: December 18, 2010, 06:28:49 AM »
I've only had two hours sleep. Zeno, has been whinning and very agitated as if he were in the middle of a thunder storm. It would not surprise me if we had an earthquake. He hears, sees and smells something that I can't detect. The lights just dipped as if we were going to have a power outage. I gave Zeno a sedative, but he is still whinning and getting on. I don't know what is going to happen, but I'm expecting something to happen. I feel like I'm in the middle of a suspense novel.
It is 6.28 am.
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Re: This is scary.
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2010, 06:31:08 AM »
Now my computer is ringing like a doorbell.

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Re: This is scary.
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2010, 06:33:27 AM »
Kindleboards is first with the news! :D

Do tell what happened next ???

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Re: This is scary.
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 06:40:26 AM »
Oh my goodness, that sounds very suspenseful! Keep us updated!!


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Re: This is scary.
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 06:42:06 AM »
Do you have a safe place to go if an earthquake happens?

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 06:54:11 AM »
I live on an island which has an earthquake fault going through it. I also live 7 to 10 miles from Amazon's headquarters as the crow flies.
The dog is still very agitated. I live in a brick house--not good. The tv news is not reporting anything.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 06:56:30 AM »
Power almost went out again.
Weather doesn't say anything about thunder.
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 07:02:19 AM »
Can you go anywhere safe?  You really do not want to be in a brick house in a major earthquake event

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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 07:08:36 AM »
The way I see it is (1) an earthquake is on the way, or (2) Amazon is about to announce yet another change in how DTP is reported. Either way it could be a calamity. 

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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2010, 07:15:00 AM »
I think it is just weather. The tv says 60,000 people have lost power and trees have fallen. Zeno, is super sensitive and has terrific hearing and smell. He is not whinning so much the sedative has kicked in. Maybe I'll get some sleep now.
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Re: This is scary.
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2010, 07:18:06 AM »
It's freaky to read what you're experiencing while I'm sitting here actually reading your book "Cries in the Dark" which is pretty freaky too.

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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2010, 07:18:20 AM »
Hope it's just a storm and nothing more ominous. Sweet dreams, if you're able.

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Re: This is scary.
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2010, 07:24:28 AM »
That is spooky! Don't sedate Zeno too much in case you have to get out of the house I don't imagine you could carry him :).

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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2010, 07:26:43 AM »
The USGS is not reporting any seismic activity in the Pacific Northwest, if that is where you are.  http://www.pnsn.org/recenteqs/Maps/123-49.htm

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Re: This is scary.
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2010, 07:34:49 AM »
Gosh, that is so scary.  A few years ago, I had been out running some errands with my three little boys.  It was kind of dreary looking outside, but no rain, certainly nothing that looked out of the way.  When we got home my yard dog was waiting at the door and darted inside as soon as I opened it.  I chided her and shooed her back out.  At the time I was so busy with the boys that it didn't even occur to me to notice how out of character that was for her...she did not really care for the kids and had never tried to get inside before except for during a thunderstorm.  I went on about my business inside until I heard the tornado siren.  I herded the kids to the bathroom as an F4 tornado ripped apart our town about a half mile from my house.  Looking back now I think of *course* she knew it was coming...she was trying to tell me.  She was fine btw...she was loved throughout the neighborhood, and about 10 minutes before the tornado hit she had gone to my next door neighbor's house and they'd let her in.  Made me feel like a total heel, but I'm glad she was okay.
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Re: This is scary.
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2010, 07:36:42 AM »
The way I see it is (1) an earthquake is on the way, or (2) Amazon is about to announce yet another change in how DTP is reported. Either way it could be a calamity. 

LOL, Phil strikes again!

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Re: This is scary.
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2010, 08:02:14 AM »
Ann, I hope all is well for you and Zeno and that you're both sleeping peacefully.

Reese, your dog's a hero! Hope she got lots of treats.  ;D  You'll listen if that kind of thing ever happens again, so all is well. Plus I'm pretty sure she forgave you quickly. Dogs are wonderful like that.
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Re: This is scary.
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2010, 09:22:11 AM »
Ann, I hope you got some sleep.  That low pressure system is popping off gale and storm warnings from Puget Sound northward. I don't discount there might have been an embedded thunderclap or two, I twice thought I might have heard thunder early this morning. Checking the aviation weather charts just a few minutes ago, I do see a few thunderstorm symbols along the coast in several areas from northern Oregon up to your area.
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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2010, 02:17:11 PM »
Well Patricia, I'm happy to hear you were reading my book while I was freaking out! Terryr do you live in the pacific northwest also? For some reason I thought that you were in Australia. I think he must have heard a bit of thunder. I couldn't hear it, but there are 60,000 people without power and there were bad windstorms nearby. When I see an animal acting like that and can't hear anything I think earthquake. I just paid my earthquake insurance yesterday. I want to sell this house because it is brick and cold and I don't like the way it is laid out, but can't sell in the present economic climate. Terry, I'm feeling guilty because Zeno hasn't done you blog chat yet. He will soon.
The door bell is still chiming on my computer.
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2010, 02:27:17 PM »
Well Patricia, I'm happy to hear you were reading my book while I was freaking out! Terryr do you live in the pacific northwest also? For some reason I thought that you were in Australia. I think he must have heard a bit of thunder. I couldn't hear it, but there are 60,000 people without power and there were bad windstorms nearby. When I see an animal acting like that and can't hear anything I think earthquake. I just paid my earthquake insurance yesterday. I want to sell this house because it is brick and cold and I don't like the way it is laid out, but can't sell in the present economic climate. Terry, I'm feeling guilty because Zeno hasn't done you blog chat yet. He will soon.
The door bell is still chiming on my computer.
Ann.

 I live in the Vancouver/Portland area and the wind was terrible last night. Winds up to 50 mph, the trees in my yard were just bending all over the place. When we came out of a movie last night, we seen transformers blowing up on the drive home. Withen an hour of being home, two explosions went off near our home, one shook the the floor. Yep..transformers. Some how we didn't lose power, which is good as it would have been snowing if it rained, but my neighbors weren't so lucky. Just 5 houses down, the entire area had no power.


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Re: This is scary.
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2010, 02:27:33 PM »
Ah, Terry,you live in Oregon, and I see you do some nice cover art. Good to know. You are almost a neighbor also, Sharlow.
Ann
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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2010, 02:32:44 PM »
Glad everything's okay!  That does sound scary, though.  Yikes!  And Reese, I would have felt soooo bad!  Cate's right, though, it takes a lot for a dog to not love you :-)
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Re: This is scary.
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2010, 02:33:04 PM »
Could be poultergeists.  Put a curcifix on, a bulb of garlic in your left pocket, and a John the Conqueror in the right.  Take a burnt piece of toast, whole wheat, with wheat germ, and bury that, along with a pinch of gorsham, in a patch of earth facing Southeast, when the sun is at its zenith.   ;)

Sorry, couldn't resist.  Hope it's just the weather.

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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2010, 03:47:23 PM »
Our area is bad about tornados, so I understand what you are (were) feeling.

Time for some Little Orphan Anny tunes!  ;D

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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2010, 04:07:26 PM »
@Ann - is it safe to say you lived to write another day? Any updates?
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