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ryn2

OMG this year I actually, really forgot how old I was rather than forgetting that I’m just “almost” and not quite there yet.  I have a couple of months of *56* left.

 

*sigh*

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Muledeer

Happy 58th @will123!   You've got two years on me.

I just heard about that earthquake on the news @cdrdash  A 4.5 is nothing to sneeze at, but I guess your infrastructure is built for "small" earthquakes like that.  Best wishes to your mother.  It brings back memories of frequent ER visits and anxiety attacks in my mothers later years.  I know how stressful that can be. 

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cdrdash
7 hours ago, cdrdash said:

Just had a moderate earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The epicenter was near Walnut Creek in the east bay.  It is rated 4.5 on the Richter scale.  I was snoozing on the couch and it woke me up but nothing fell over and I'm fine.   The big question now is will I be able to relax and get back to sleep!  

Slept fine last night ☺️

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Skycaptain

@will123happy birthday and many happy returns for the day 🎉 🎉 🎂 🎂 

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daveb
2 hours ago, will123 said:

My birthday today and I turn 58.

Happy Birthday! Are you doing anything fun to celebrate?

 

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Tunhope

Happy birthday @will123

Glad things are a little more settled , @cdrdash Cathy

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Midland Tyke

I heard from another Avenite (too young for this thread) about the earthquake. She was 20 miles from the epicentre and said things shook but nothing fell over where she was. What really struck me was how casually she mused when 'a big one was coming - because we are overdue a big one. But life goes on'.

 

Having seen the devastation an earthquake can cause (in Christchurch New Zealand), I don't really understand how so many people can set up to live (and live calmly, it seems) in such an area. But maybe that's just the Brit talking - as we don't suffer any 'big' ones.

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daveb
1 hour ago, Midland Tyke said:

I don't really understand how so many people can set up to live (and live calmly, it seems) in such an area

Many of us have lived in these areas our whole lives. Earthquakes are just something you deal with. Like hurricanes or tornadoes or floods or other such things in other places. We have been getting better and better at doing things like enacting and following construction codes that mitigate potential damage. If you limited human habitation to only those places not subject to natural disasters there would be very few places people could live. Everywhere, life goes on and people do what they can. :) 

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Mocha Jo

Hi, all, popping in again! It is hard to keep up, so I am not even going to try too much- sorry. Happy Birthday @will123, hope it was a fun one.

 

Glad the earthquake wasn't terrible. CA just seems ill wished lately with fires and drought and earthquakes. I worry a bit about my daughter living out there. And I am glad to live in New England where there really aren't any regular natural disasters.

 

I spent a week in Cape May NJ visiting my father 2 weeks ago (one of the reasons that the habit of checking in with AVEN got a bit off). He is doing pretty well, all things considered. He did say a few times that he wished I could move down closer to him. As much as I love my father it isn't going to happen- I am ot going to live in NJ, even for a while! I love New England.

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Autumn Sunrise

Happy birthday, @will123 :D🎂

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will123
12 hours ago, daveb said:

Happy Birthday! Are you doing anything fun to celebrate?

 

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Thanks for the cake Dave! Spent the sunny day driving from Rutland VT to Wells ME.

 

(Too bad the sled is an Arctic Cat LOL)

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will123

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

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pickles mcgee

Happy birthday, @will123!

 

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Tja

Happy Birthday,  @will123!

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onemammoth

Hi there, I an new to this. I am 58 yr. old

 

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Autumn Sunrise

Welcome to the thread, @onemammoth :cake: :cake: :cake: I hope you enjoy the company and conversations here :)

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ryn2
54 minutes ago, onemammoth said:

Hi there, I an new to this. I am 58 yr. old

 

Welcome!

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Skycaptain

@onemammoth, welcome to AVEN 🎂 🎂 

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will123
2 hours ago, onemammoth said:

Hi there, I an new to this. I am 58 yr. old

 

Welcome to AVEN! :) :cake: No worries we were all new to this at one point. Hope you find the answers or support you're looking for.

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daveb
4 hours ago, onemammoth said:

Hi there, I an new to this. I am 58 yr. old

 

Welcome and :cake: ! 

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Tunhope

and from me ,too @onemammoth

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daveb

I was "supposed" to drive about 3 hours to go to an event today through to Saturday, but we are having a long spell of rain (from now through to next Tuesday or Wednesday), and then I looked at the traffic map, and said nope. It wasn't something I really had to go to, but I will miss meeting up with some old colleagues. On the other hand, now I can stay and listen to the rain while sitting at home nice and cozy. :) 

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Astraios

Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie. I'm 53. 

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daveb
2 minutes ago, Astraios said:

Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie. I'm 53. 

Welcome and :cake: !

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Astraios

Thanks daveb. Glad I found this thread, I was starting to feel like Methuselah's big brother!

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ryn2
1 hour ago, daveb said:

now I can stay and listen to the rain while sitting at home nice and cozy.

That sounds nicer than a three-hour drive in the rain.

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ryn2
1 hour ago, Astraios said:

Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie. I'm 53. 

Welcome!

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Skycaptain

@Astraios, welcome to AVEN 🎂 🎂 

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cdrdash

Welcome to the over 50 thread  @onemammoth and @Astraios

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pickles mcgee
2 hours ago, daveb said:

I was "supposed" to drive about 3 hours to go to an event today through to Saturday,

Did you have to cancel lodgings?

 

We didn't get much rain in my area of Portland today.  All the recesses were outdoors, for which I'm always eternally grateful.

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