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Old Dec 22, 2012, 10:24 PM
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 08:58 AM
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I worked for the FBO from November '98 to June '07, except for about six months after Hurricane Katrina when I took a job with an FBO in Groton-New London, CT (couldn't stand the cold anymore and came back to the coast).
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:38 AM
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Hi Rob

You missed all the fun of the Northridge jiggler living over in Glendale, here in Granada Hills 2 miles from the center she was quite a E ticket ride.

Been through 4 of them from now on someone else can have all the fun, at 4 in the morning it sure does scare the hell out of ya when your bed is going up & down about 2 feet.

G Don
Hi Don,

I'm sure you did get the e-ticket ride living that much closer to the epicenter! Where I lived in Glendale was at the bottom of what was originally called "Dead Horse Valley" - read sedimentary soils which "jiggle" nicely during an earthquake - I think the term is liquefaction I'm pretty sure that we didn't get the movement that you probably did, but every chimney in our neighborhood that faced north/south along it's primary axis was fine, those facing east/ west came down. My house had a steeply pitched roof over the living room area where the fireplace is, and as such I had the chimney braced from the top of it to the rafters in the attic with metal straps that were 3/8 x 4". At the eave, the chimney ended up sitting at almost a 45 degree angle to the lower part of the chimney that was still attached to the house. One side of the strapping buckled, the other ripped right out of the roof. Nice to have about 12 feet of chimney just "resting" on top of the lower section during aftershocks!

Not that bad really, my neighbors house across the street, which is approximately a 3,000 square foot two story, shifted 16" off of it's foundation! it was cool to watch the contractors eventually "push" it back onto the foundation. They stuffed huge airbags under it, inflated them and lifted the entire house, then nudged it back to where it belonged. Of course, after they got it where it needed to be they bolted it to the foundation, which if it had been in the first place may have prevented the slide.

Did you suffer any damage Don? Hopefully not!

At the time, my daughter was about a year old. The day after the earthquake I realized that my shoulders had pretty severe bruises on them and couldn't figure out what caused them. Then I realized they were from the walls of the hall hitting them as I ran straight down the long hallway to her room to get her. I was mostly running straight ahead, the house was moving so much left/right that I must have basically "bounced" off the walls on the way to get her. Whoa.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Hi Don,

I'm sure you did get the e-ticket ride living that much closer to the epicenter! Where I lived in Glendale was at the bottom of what was originally called "Dead Horse Valley" - read sedimentary soils which "jiggle" nicely during an earthquake - I think the term is liquefaction I'm pretty sure that we didn't get the movement that you probably did, but every chimney in our neighborhood that faced north/south along it's primary axis was fine, those facing east/ west came down. My house had a steeply pitched roof over the living room area where the fireplace is, and as such I had the chimney braced from the top of it to the rafters in the attic with metal straps that were 3/8 x 4". At the eave, the chimney ended up sitting at almost a 45 degree angle to the lower part of the chimney that was still attached to the house. One side of the strapping buckled, the other ripped right out of the roof. Nice to have about 12 feet of chimney just "resting" on top of the lower section during aftershocks!

Not that bad really, my neighbors house across the street, which is approximately a 3,000 square foot two story, shifted 16" off of it's foundation! it was cool to watch the contractors eventually "push" it back onto the foundation. They stuffed huge airbags under it, inflated them and lifted the entire house, then nudged it back to where it belonged. Of course, after they got it where it needed to be they bolted it to the foundation, which if it had been in the first place may have prevented the slide.

Did you suffer any damage Don? Hopefully not!

At the time, my daughter was about a year old. The day after the earthquake I realized that my shoulders had pretty severe bruises on them and couldn't figure out what caused them. Then I realized they were from the walls of the hall hitting them as I ran straight down the long hallway to her room to get her. I was mostly running straight ahead, the house was moving so much left/right that I must have basically "bounced" off the walls on the way to get her. Whoa.

I remember this one, extremely high intensity earthquake I rode through one time. The roof came off, walls were shaking, stuff flying off of the shelves and .............................................



Wait a minute, never mind, that was one night when my ex-wife went on one of her legendary tears.



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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:35 PM
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The Northridge quake was so strong, we really felt it here in the Bay Area. I can't remember which was which, but one I felt while I was standing at work, looong, slow, wide arcs back and forth, and the other I was on the couch when I felt a jiggle. I had just enough time to look up at Mom and say "This shaking, it's not a cat scratching...." When the real rumbler came in. One of those was Northridge, and the other was some other shaker a couple years before or after.
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 02:15 PM
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I work with a bunch of guys from Moss Point, but I don't think a one of them are pilots!
Merry Christmas to all!
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 05:48 PM
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Hi Rob

I used to have 4 orange trees in my back yard and in 78' i built a 24' by 30' shop 16' from my house with a patio off the house.

In 93' the crime was getting bad and never lliked working late and then going into the house, even with 5' brick walls a bad guy could get me.

So me and my buddy walled in the area between the buildings, and i was always concerned about it coming apart in a big quake well it barley put a crack in the paint in the corners.

But it did move everything else like my 2500 lb mill it moved a foot and almost tipped over my 6' lathe.

They say that the ground went up & down 28" and i believe it as everything in the shop was on the floor, i have a flat file for my blueprints and all the drawers & prints were every where.

From now on someone else can have the fun of these things.

On my new patio off the shop i have small 6" clay pots for flowers and they sat right on the 2 by 6 board and never fell off, it was a crazy deal what got hurt and what did not!!

G Don
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 12:58 PM
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To all the fine folks here on the Woody, the very best Christams to you and yours.

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Old Dec 24, 2012, 01:45 PM
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Merry Christmas Gang! and all a safe night! (we survived the world end!)
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 04:07 PM
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Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Old Dec 24, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Merry Christmas (Mele Kalikimaka) to all the wood shapers.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 06:42 PM
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So this is Christmas
And what have you done?
Another year over
A new one just begun

So this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
the near and the dear ones
The old and the young


A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

Merry Christmas My Friends...Fly every chance you get...
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 07:02 PM
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Heheheheh, it's over! Every part of my body feels like it's been beaten with a baseball bat, I'm too tired to see straight, and I think I have a permanent headache and heartburn, but Christmas at FedEx is over! This was my 25th Christmas at what was supposed to be a part-time job while I was in college.... Just so I could make some cash for liquor and gas money. I only drink around Christmas now and I don't drive anywhere unless I'm in the delivery truck. Heheheheheh, it's OVER! take that Jolly Fat Man! I beat you again! I lived through it again! You tried to kill me again but you failed and even the Mayans couldn't help you! HahahahahHaah
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Merry Christmas to all the troops here on Steves neat Woody thread, and a Happy New Year too !!

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