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Moving Weekend and Earthquake

Melbourne, Australia


This is going to be an exciting and difficult weekend. Tonight I am picking up the keys to the new House and starting to move in.

It has been raining hard pretty much non stop for three days now with no let up in sight so much like moving in Portland!

Carl and I are scrounging furniture from friends and I bought a futon and a washing machine and should get a dryer (that most exotic of beasts) today hopefully. So tonight I may be sleeping in my own place finally.

Heike has also convinced me to make a Thanksgiving style Turkey dinner for the 4th of July which sounds fun. I will cook the turkey at her House and we will have her family and a German couple that are cousins and an Indian foreign exchange student.

Wednesday night we had an earthquake that was a 5.5 with an epiCenter only about 60 Miles from here. Shane's cabin started shaking and the noise was so extreme and the shaking so violent that I thought we were having a landslide because of all the rain and the hills around this place. I ran to the Center of the room expecting mud to come shooting through some window at any time. Carl had been in Christchurch, NZ for the big earthquakes they had so he was less affected, but it was kind of scary.

So I have at least three days of moving in the rain to look forward to...yuk.

permalink written by  Mike_Veine on June 21, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia
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Hey Bro! Congrats on finding a House and a guitar!
That sounds like a scary earthquake. I've managed to sleep through most of the earthquakes I should have fealt in Portland, Oregon. Except for one I was riding my motorcycle and didn't notice, and one I thought was a garbage truck hitting the apartment building while I was on the couch watching TV. But none of those were THAT big.
Your pictures make Sassafrass look like a beautiful place to visit. It looks a lot like the same climate as the mountains east of Portland, just with some different plants. I didn't know Eucalyptus trees grew that large.
Glad we got to hang out so much before you moved! Miss you. Use that guitar to make some friends, aye.


permalink written by  RJ Burk on June 25, 2012

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