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I had packed for a flight to Mexico City tomorrow. The earthquake there today nixed that plan. (more on Fox News here) Between the Houston flood and the earthquake(s) in Mexico, mother nature is slamming my work. Everyone is in a panic there because of anticipated after-shocks.
If the Big One doesn’t get you, the aftershocks, which can be just as powerful, can end your journey suddenly.
There’s a lot of sand in the concrete in Mexico and the re-bar…well there may or may not be re-bar. And from what I’m hearing, there is a run on tequila as tender nerves are being soothed.
Do you know what all this means?
I’m going to be a bum tomorrow.

20 thoughts on “Aftershock

  1. There's a lot to be said for being a bum. Or was it being a hobo?
    Enjoy your day off. I agree with Brig. You are safer here.

  2. I was born and raised in southern California, so I have been through many earthquakes, including the Northridge Earthquake, where I was not far from the epicenter. After that one, which struck at 4:31 in the morning, I woke up every morning at that same time for months. An earthquake is never over, thanks to the aftershocks, and there is nothing quite like it. I always tell people, if you're not sure if you've ever been in an earthquake, then you haven't.

    And what a horror for people who live in third-world countries, where the buildings are already only just this side of rubble. God help the stricken people of Mexico.

  3. Northridge was bad close to the epicenter. I was about thirty miles away and it was like a ship at sea — and not a gentle sea. Still, houses in SoCal are designed to survive earthquakes. In Mexico they build with brick and they just shake themselves down. The concept of a building code and earthquake retrofits has never arrived in Latin America.

  4. I'm sure you'll find something to fill your time, Larry. And thankfully, you weren't there the day before it happened. Go and celebrate with some Durango scramble. 🙂

  5. I'm with Jules, glad you escaped the quake and not too worry, there's plenty of cash in magical life coach consultancy.

  6. LL,

    Take the Diavel out for a spin

    But violent weathe makes for interesting times, at least ever since living in a tent during that monsoon

  7. I didn't take the Diavel out today. Don't ask why because I don't know. I should have. I was too lazy. I binge watched some Netflix, ate a toasted bagel with peanut butter for lunch and did some minor repair work in the garage that I'd been putting off. So much for my exciting life.

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