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By: ycd0108 , 4:46 AM GMT on January 02, 2013

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USGS Southeastern Alaska Jan 05 08:58 AM 7.7 5.0
I did not feel it
Now back to the old blog

I braced myself for the traditional 01, 01 gathering this afternoon:
Shave, bathe, stuff all my pockets with kleenex, don clean clothes and made a stab at remembering first names of the "usual suspects".
All I really have to do is show up and not embarrass myself nor Tloml - that's not always easy even on a good day.
I've been "Under the weather" for a few days but won't bore you with details like the amount of kleenex required to keep your nose from dripping nor the need to warn all the Ladies not to kiss me - much as I'd like to give this malady away.
The Hostess is very special to us after yo these many and everyone arrives with a plate of their choice. Tloml spent the morning making light puffy bisquits.
As is normal the gathering came together well.
At some point the Hostess' brother-in-law brings out the book he has just written:
http://www.thedaveydialogues.com/home
So now I need to read it.
Looks interesting.

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15. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:09 AM GMT on January 07, 2013
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14. ycd0108
3:45 AM GMT on January 07, 2013
Just me shakin' Bogon:
Till TSHTF we are simply "All the Road Running" around here. I'll upload todays pictures to prove it and figure out what they mean tomorrow.
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13. Bogon
3:07 AM GMT on January 07, 2013
Now back to the old blog

Shucks, for a minute there I thought you were about to shake things up.
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12. ycd0108
2:29 AM GMT on January 07, 2013
No Ylee: I make do with kleenex, toilet paper, shirt sleeves and the blue industrial handy wipes.
No matter what you call it though there is nothing more refreshing than
the
"Farmer's Handkerchief"
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11. Ylee
9:29 PM GMT on January 06, 2013
Glad you're feeling better! You don't have any of those large cotton hankerchiefs with the paisley design on them? I have a large assortment of them, myself!
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10. ycd0108
5:08 PM GMT on January 05, 2013
Friday January 04, 2013

Local Time: 23:58:00 AKST
Magnitude: 7.7 Mw
Latitude: 55.3 North
Longitude: 134.7 West
UT Date
and Time: 2013/01/05
08:58:00 UT

Had my times confused - I was using Zulu 8hr which may be the correct time of the event in Japan but here we are supposed to use Z-8hr so it puzzled me when most "Felt" reports described waking from deep sleep at around 1700hr.
I'm now on time and any seismicity from this event would have some travel time to get here.
I was up for maybe an hour around midnight having gone to sleep at about 2030 but felt nothing.
One "Felt it" report came from someone working late on the 57th floor in Seattle though.
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9. ycd0108
4:22 AM GMT on January 05, 2013
I'm tryin' Rob:
Went over to read Orca's blog and it sounds like sleeping a lot is one symptom. I slept till noon on the 31st and went back to bed at about 2000 hr.
Dreaming is odd too when you drift in and out of consciousness because you have slept so much lately, your brain is addled and you are somehow aware that mucus is about to drool. Spent too much of what I would otherwise call "sleeping" hours last night struggling with imagined large timbers and beams in a structure with poor access. I'm not clear how the project turned out - just hope I never see it again.
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8. RobDaHood
1:53 AM GMT on January 05, 2013
Yeah, Orca has been complaining and he's a bit south of you.
Guess it's getting around up there.
Feel better!
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7. ycd0108
1:17 AM GMT on January 05, 2013
Afternoon Tony:
The problems seems to be that the power usually fails just at the worst time. The wood stove just continues to perk while oil, gas and wood pellet heat requires electricity. Maybe we should just migrate south like a lot of Canadians do.
Hi Rob:
I've been having trouble coming up with comments interesting even to myself lately. Could be the pressure in the sinuses crowds out the idea portion of the brain.
I still read the blogs regularly so maybe all my great comments are piling up somewhere waiting for the time when I have a moment between coughing fits and blowing my nose.
I do feel better than yesterday but if I felt this way without yesterday I'd say I was pretty ill.
This flu has made the local news:
"Flu season hitting British Columbians earlier" CBC
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6. RobDaHood
6:36 PM GMT on January 04, 2013
Nothing interesting to contribute today, just stopping by to say hi!
Hope you are feeling better and having a good day.
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5. plapman
3:45 PM GMT on January 04, 2013
Good morning YCD.
The old wood stove would have come in handy. We just thew one out because the chimney didn't meet safety standards and a new one would have cost a fortune.
Enjoy the day.
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4. ycd0108
1:04 AM GMT on January 04, 2013
Happy 2013 Bogon:
That (electronic wizardry) is what worries me about the RV. I have yet to turn on most of the gadgets let alone imagine what to do if they will not function. I'm just pleased when the window does roll both ways.
When we left Las Vegas with the rental Kia there was a puzzling icon lit on the display. When we pulled in to a fuel station in Arizona I asked the guy there to check it out. He said it had to do with tire pressure and temperature, put a bit of air in each tire and said the light would take a few miles running to go out. Somewhere I saw an ad for a fob you attach to your key cluster which is designed to shatter a window - dat's all I need: cold water and glass pouring in while sitting at the bottom of a lake.
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3. Bogon
11:48 PM GMT on January 03, 2013
Cars are getting too smart for their own good. The ones with onboard computers are fond of sending generic messages like "check engine" or "maintenance required". I got one of those because my gas cap wasn't screwed on tight enough. Excuse me, but the logical connection between the idiot light and the hardware seems a bit tenuous. It's a good thing I found the problem listed in the owner's manual, or I would still be looking for the source of the difficulty.

One thing I miss from simpler days is the good ol' window crank. It works when the car is turned off. It works even if the car is sitting on the bottom of a lake and the whole electrical system is shorted out. (I saw that in a double-nought spy movie. The secret agent dude had to bust a window to get out of his snazzy new car. Not sure I want to try that with a bulletproof window. I'd rather just crank it down.)

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2. ycd0108
12:52 AM GMT on January 03, 2013
Hi BriarCraft:
"Feeling better" is no problem. Certainly better today than yesterday but I'd like to get back to some place where I did not need a box of kleenex at hand every five minutes. (Edit) Sorry, Tloml got home from work and I posted only a part of a response 'cause I think she likes to debrief with me after a day.
Onward: When I informed my mechanic about the "Check engine soon" light he said: "Mine comes on all the time. Don't worry about it but check oil and water levels now and then."
Tloml's Nissan was making funny noises a while ago after she had pulled the front "bumper" loose by backing off a curb. I had glued and screwed the light plastic parts back together and assumed the noise was from loose plastic bits I finally cut away. Since the noise did not stop she took the car in and Al phoned me:
"Did it occur to you to check the oil level?"
BLUSH!
As far as putting up with this Flu goes I'm pretty sick of it and don't want to share it with anyone let alone someone on the pillow beside me who would probably just send it back. So far she has not shown as bad symptoms. I hate to imagine what two of us in the depths of this would be like: Maybe the images of the Mars Army in H.G. Well's "War of the Worlds" secumbing to the cold bug would not be too far fetched.
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1. BriarCraft
10:52 PM GMT on January 02, 2013
Hope you get to feeling better real soon.

The "check engine" light came on in my car. Called the local mechanic on Monday. He called back, said he's been down with the flu since Dec. 18 and call back Wednesday to see how he's feeling. Called. He said to bring it on in this morning. My point is, some of these nasty bugs can hang around for a couple of weeks, so you take care.

Oh, and much as you love Tloml, no need to share everything with her, okay?
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