The earth moved for us

stickywicket
stickywicket Member Posts: 27,308
edited 1. Apr 2014, 11:16 in Community Chit-chat archive
ie for myself and Mr SW (of course. Who else :o ) in our Californian King sized bed at precisely 6.25 am today. It only lasted a few seconds but, hey, what can you expect at our age :lol:

As some of you know, we are currently at our son's in Los Angeles. They get a fair few small earthquakes all the time there. This one didn't feel any bigger than the ones with epicentres near Ripon and Stoke a few years ago but it was 4.4 and centred just a few miles down the freeway. Our 4 yr old grandson was wildly excited and "just a lil bit scared". Mr SW and I turned over and went bqck to sleep. Too much excitement is bad for you at our age :wink: 8

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  • Boomer13
    Boomer13 Member Posts: 1,931
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sticky, look north.......I'm waving at you at the moment :D

    Nice to see you in my time zone for a change.

    Enjoy the shaking but no big ones, please :o
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    How exciting ,just goes to show you're never too old ! :shock: 8) Mig
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Are you sure it's not the super sized people moving their chairs after eatting a super sized meal!! :o:lol: Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Los Angeles. :)
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Crikey. :shock: The earth has never moved for me, not once, probably because around here it tends to melt into the sea. The main thing is that you two are OK - have you eaten any avocados yet? DD
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,279
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    :lol::lol: so glad the earth has moved for you both..surely it has to be the kingsize bed... :D
  • Turbogran
    Turbogran Member Posts: 2,015
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Sticky read the subject line of this post and thought oooh the mind boogles and had a chuckle to myself thinking of what you could mean then had a really good laugh when I read it .glad your enjoying your time away.
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Heard about the earthquake on the news last night! I'm glad your both OK. I must admit when I saw the title of the topic my dirty mind went into over drive like most of yours on here!!

    I've been privilaged to feel 2 Earthquakes in this country! 1st was in 1990, I was at college and the most recent was in 2007 and it was in the early hours of the morning and it woke me up it freaked me out and we turned on Sky news and they said there had been a small earthquake near Kidderminster.
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,308
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Boomer- I thought of you as we flew over (most of) Canada. An odd route.)

    Barbara- not a King sized bed but a California King. Ample room for a third person :shock

    DD- avocados, mangos, wine, guacamole to die for and fast food that is both fasr and proper food. I'm happy.
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,279
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Boomer- I thought of you as we flew over (most of) Canada. An odd route.)

    Barbara- not a King sized bed but a California King. Ample room for a third person :shock

    DD- avocados, mangos, wine, guacamole to die for and fast food that is both fasr and proper food. I'm happy.
    :shock: :shock: never tried that one... :lol:
  • Colin1
    Colin1 Member Posts: 1,769
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh DD its so long since I had the slightest tremor I am scared to read the post. all I can say is well done to you both if only I could feel the earth move, I must tell you about the flamingos one day but its a really long. ill have to waite until im a bit better
    Always good to read your sense of humour.

    Colin
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Glad it wasn't The Big One Sticky.



    Elizabeth
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    There have been further tremors . . . . :( DD
  • Boomer13
    Boomer13 Member Posts: 1,931
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Your tremors made the news here :shock:

    The earthquake I was in made a loud grinding sound, and lots of swaying of the building.

    Hope you haven't spilled any wine :D .
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,308
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Perish the thought, Anna :lol:

    There are earthquakes every day here but most are too small to be felt. The second was bigger than the first but further away. We only felt a wobble.
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sticky spill wine. Nah. Mig
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,279
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Only a wobble.. :o think I would be opening another bottle.. :D x