96 hours, part dos  

whoisagentj 49M
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7/8/2019 6:34 am

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7/9/2019 6:33 am

96 hours, part dos


What a long weekend!

Thursday morning was crazy. As soon as I got up, it was non stop rush as I had to prep everything for the 4th of July party for our house. Plus my dad had something wrong with his foot, so he was incapacitated and could barely move around, so it was all me on Thursday for the most part. Cleaning, getting all of the food prepped, rush over to pick up my sister and her for the party (their car broke down), and then play host and cleanup again. I was lucky because my sister helped me cook the food and I think somewhere in there I got a half-hour nap in at the party. Then I had to drive my sister and her back to her home and by the time I got back on Thursday night, I passed out. I will admit, it was a good day however as I was able to have my entire family over for the party, and I know it helped my mom and dad because they were able to have the family over and it brightened their spirits, even thought they were not feeling well. But man I was so exhausted as it was a long day. And at the end, I know fireworks were going off all night, but I didn't care and I think I slept through a lot of it.

Friday I got up early, showered and shaved, and rushed out the door to go and pick up my only to find that my ex thought I was coming at 4:30PM when in fact I was there at 11:30AM to take them out for lunch. My was still sleeping at 11:30AM, which made me laugh because I used to be like that when I was a and sleep late in the summer. When she finally got up, we drove over to pick up her check at work, and then afterwards we went to lunch and then the mall. I ended up spending way too much money on them as usual, spoiling them, but it makes me feel good knowing I can take care of them now, instead of not being able to do so when I was unemployed. My needed a special dress for picture day for senior year of high school pictures, and my needed...well, wanted his Funko pops that he collects. Afterwards I gave my 100 bucks to help her with her trip in which she's going to Baltimore to study in her pre-med course she was selected to go to, and she's super excited, because it's her first real trip away from home. I'm proud of her, but at the same time, I'm a bit nervous and worried, and I hope she gets back home safe.

Saturday I actually felt relaxed for the first time since I was off. I slept late and took care of my folks. Plus my sister dropped off her rug shampoo carpet cleaner, and I went to town cleaning all of the rugs in the house. It seems our was marking her territory, and with the fireworks she pee'd a lot in the house due to her being scared. So the house smelled like pee. But after I got the carpets cleaned, it smelled a lot better and I got the high traffic areas looking a lot better than they normally had been earlier with dirt tracked on them.

Sunday felt weird. I knew it was my last day off, but I didn't have any plans with the exception of seeing the new Spider-Man movie, however it just felt...odd. I watched a lot of TV and the Women's World Cup final which was cool seeing them win, but I just felt in a haze. I wanted to do so much for the time I was off and instead I ended up working at home a lot and not doing much of anything. I did on Sunday however get out to catch the movie, but I just felt like I wasted 96 hours of free time that I wanted to do and didn't get a chance to do much of anything except chores around the house. And I felt like I needed another 96 more hours to actually do the stuff I wanted to do, but instead, now I'm back at work and it's a Monday. But I will say that part of me is glad to be back at work, so I can actually do work and get back to a normal routine again.

In short, all the stuff I wanted to do, I ended up having a party on Thursday, Friday was a day with my , Saturday was a blur of work and house chores, and Sunday I saw a movie and watch a lot of TV. Not an exciting 4-day weekend. But still a fairly good one just the same. How was yours?

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RyuFujin 51F  
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7/8/2019 8:32 pm

Two earthquakes in 48 hours. First one at 10:30 am on the 4th, a 6.4. Second one the day after at 8:20 pm, a 7.1.

Both were up in Searless Valley, just outside of Ridgecrest, CA, in the Mojave desert, about 2-3 hours (126 miles) north from where I am here. Searless is sparsely populated, only a military base up there, but Ridgecrest and neighboring areas sustained damages. Highway 178, that cuts across the desert on the way to Vegas, had buckled and cracked. Cal Trans may have already repaired it by now, as it is a major road for most people. No deaths were reported. Only minor injuries. Very lucky in both events.

We felt both of them pretty good down here; a rolling, back-and-forth motion. No damages or deaths in my immediate area either. Just a lot of shaken nerves.

I think the cat and dog have finally settled down now, after dealing with not only that, but fireworks also!


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whoisagentj replies on 7/9/2019 6:33 am:
I saw that on TV! I only once experienced an earthquake, a minor one, about a 1.2 where I was laying on the floor and the vibration just felt so odd and weird that I couldn't place it, it was like some 20 years ago.
Don't know how I'd handle a mid level one let alone a big one. Man it looked scary on TV. Hope everything is ok there where you are.

whoisagentj 49M
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7/8/2019 6:34 am

Glad to get back to a normal routine! How was your weekend?

Who can you call on to save the day?

Why none other than...


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