July 2010 Archives

RIP Archimedes

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Merlin and Archimedes

When I went to clean the hamster's cage today I found that one of them (Archimedes) had gone to the big hamster heaven in the sky. Lex took this as you would expect a 7 year old to take this sort of thing, which is not well at all. We buried him under the apple tree in the backyard and then she cried for a while. Such is the life of a hamster I suppose. I'm not sure when he died. I saw him yesterday afternoon running about the cage.

Merlin is still here. I'm hoping that Archimedes passed away from hamster old age. If she were to lose the other one back to back with the first one, well I'm not sure that would go over well at all. Time will tell I suppose.

Rest in peace little hamster dude. (Alexis totally made me say that! ;oP)

Wonder If They're Right?

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The Earthquake Prediction Center is calling for a major (6.0 to 7.0) earthquake in San Francisco in the next 72 hours or so. Wonder if they're right??

We Had A Little Earthquake This Morning

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We had a little earthquake this morning compared to West coast standards, but oh my! Color me unimpressed! I woke up about five minutes before it hit for some reason and was wide awake for the event. I honestly thought that a plane had crashed in to the side of the mountain! There was a ripple, then a rumble, then a boom and then the whole house shook! It woke Jamison and Alexis when the boom happened. I found out via Twitter from other DC area folks that we had indeed had an early morning visit from an earthquake.

Alexis thought this earthquake was the coolest thing ever and has been asking questions about earthquakes all day. I guess it's a good learning experience if nothing else. We did not feel the aftershock, just the initial quake. I'm saying that her excitement about the quake makes her Jamison's child...MY child would be more of the "Oh my god that was horrible!" line of thinking. ;oP

I've always said that only reason I wouldn't live in California was the earthquakes, otherwise I think I'd like California just fine. Perhaps the universe is trying to tell me something. Hmmmm......

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