Thursday, April 23, 2015

Great Shakes

Today was a lovely day, all the better cos mum got to spend it with me.  She also realised that she got a solid 7 hours sleep, possibly the first time she has slept that long in about two months.  Also she had a good hair day - every little thing helps she says.

She was about to unload the washing machine this morning, when she felt a bit of a rumble and a roll as a 5.1 earthquake shook us about.  Luckily it was not very strong and was quiet short.  Turns out there was one a few minutes earlier but mum never felt it.  It was good too that there was no reported damage or any injuries.  Miss Belle said that the Auckland students at Uni all shrieked and had to call their parents as apparently they were a bit freaked out.  Miss Belle is sensible and felt earthquakes before so she was fine.  Mum has also talked to her about what to do if there is a really big one - she is to try to come to our house or to meet mum at the hospital.

We were lucky as sister in law is in town, so mum took her and Miss Belle to dinner and she enjoyed catching up with them.  Apparently we are to get a visitor tomorrow - I wonder who that would be?


13 comments:

  1. Oh! my Poppy!x
    An earthquake...HeHe! When l first read it..I thought it
    was Mums washing machine that was rumbling...! :).
    Still..Hope it's all o.k. now! Horrid things!

    And..A visitor tomorrow sounds interesting...Lets hope
    it's not the workmen back...! Bless!x

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  2. Earthquakes seem scary to us and 5.1 doesn't seem so small. We're glad there was no damage and no injuries.

    We hope today is another good hair day for your mum...and is quake-free!

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  3. Miss Bella is very smart to not scream and has a plan if needed!

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  4. Earthquakes, a good night's sleep and good hair = an interesting day!

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  5. Yep us girls felt it too The poodle panics. My boy is working at Wellington Hospital today, I hope there is no shakes while he is up ladders etc.

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  6. I'm so glad that was just a small earthquake - my human is used to them, as they are frequent happenings in southern California. I haven't had anything notable happen in the year I've been here on earth, though.

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  7. poppy q....we R veree glad no one wuz hurt & noe damage wuz ta be found....hope de quakes haz stopped & best fishes with yur visitor two morrow which iz all reddy two day at yur houz !! heerz hopin yur mum getz another grate night oh rest N haza nother grate hairz day !! ♥♥♥

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  8. Glad it was only small and no damage. You are a brave girl poppy

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  9. Is Grand-Dad coming to visit?

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  10. We hope your visitor brings special treats for you, Poppy. But earthquakes! Yikes! We don't have such things in our city but mum comes from a place where everyone is waiting for a big one. Meow from Jessica

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  11. Earth quake!? Yikes, glad you are OK.

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  12. We did NOT like the quake either! I hope that's the last one for a long long long long time.

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