Wednesday, June 23, 2010

City VS Country

I go to DC, a major metropolitan city in our country that surely has it's share of danger and crime.  All is peaceful. I come home to my small town in Vermont. I am home less than twentyfour hours before the following two things happen.

1. I receive the following email on our town email list.


Hello  Neighbors,
    Some of you may have been aware of a manhunt this morning for a suspected kidnapper/rapist.  State Police were going door to door in some neighborhoods, searching for him.  I have just been informed that there was a report on the noon news, that the suspect has been caught.  I just thought that it might help you sleep better tonight.!
--Sally

I had seen a  strange man when I went for my run this morning. But would a kidnapper/rapist be strolling right down the town center? 




2. I was on the phone with my son when I realized I was paying no attention to what he was saying because the bed was shaking.  I told him I thought we were having an earthquake and then I thought I was crazy.  I looked under the bed not sure what I expected to find.  I still wasn't convinced it really was an earthquake until I saw a post on FB about it.  Here is what I found on line.




  5.0 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter located on the Quebec-Ontario border rocked Vermont this afternoon, with reports of the tremblor extending as far away as Cleveland, Ohio, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.Report: US Geological Service on the quake
The USGS said the quake, which occurred around 1:45 p.m., was centered 33 miles northeast of Ottawa near Buckingham, Quebec. Originally measured at 5.5, the quake was downgraded to 5.0.State Geologist Larry Becker in Waterbury said, “We felt it here. I was sitting in my chair and started rocking back and forth. ... It looks like it probably was an event.“


The last “event“ in Vermont came in April 2002, when a quake near Plattsburgh, N.Y., was felt in the Champlain Valley.


Reports from Swanton, Huntington, Milton, Montpelier and beyond spilled into the Free Press newsroom and are being posted online.


Mark Bosma at Vermont Emergency Management reported a stream of calls from Vermonters wondering if the shaking was an earthquake. No damage has been reported in Vermont.




Thankfully I am headed for New York CIty on Saturday where I will be safe once more!














19 comments:

Anne said...

:) ...yeah, a little crazy isn't it! Be safe and have fun in NY!

Molly said...

We had the earthquake here in Syracuse!!! I was driving home from the library with the kids and didn't feel it, but everyone else did!

Michelle said...

Wow! You have had an eventful few days! Have a great time in NY!

Johann said...

That is crazy. Stay safe and enjoy NY!

Teamarcia said...

The quake could be felt here too--apparently I was too engrossed in choosing birthday decor at the party store to notice! Be safe!

Suzy said...

I heard about the tremors! Apparently they were felt here too, but I was busy using my sewing machine and was clueless that anything was going on. Have a great trip.

Star Rockers said...

Wow! It's not safe out there in the country! :)

Amy said...

Geez - the world seems turned upside down sometimes, doesn't it? Like your new banner pic!

Lily on the Road said...

Glad that they caught that suspect, that just creeps me out.

We were rocking here in Ottawa which is about 60Km from the earthquake epicentre yesterday, whoot, what a ride!!!

I'm with Amy, I love your new banner!!

Jocelyn said...

So crazy about the earthquake. Glad you are ok!

misszippy said...

Wow--a lot going on up there in quiet Vermont! So funny (in a strange way). I know the stats don't bear it out, but I always feel safer running in urban/suburban areas than rural areas.

Emz said...

sounds a littl crazy/busy/eventful. WOW.
And the new banner......
... is
awesome!!

Darlene said...

It's been crazy here too- a bear on the lose in my neighborhood and the earthquake that everyone felt but me.

Love your new header pic!

Have fun in NYC!! I love it there (to visit that is).

Heidi said...

HAHAAHA That last comment cracked me up. I'm glad to hear though that they caught the kidnapper/rapist. Scary stuff!

onelittletrigirl said...

That Earthquake hit some towns in NJ too!!!!

Char said...

You guys are pretty big on the earthquakes over there aren't you? I've been to the States once in my life and on the second night we were there we felt an earthquake. It made my trip way more authentic.

Her Name is Rio said...

yowza!

Katie A. said...

I chuckled only because all of these events are things that happen too frequently in the Bay Area for me to usually notice! Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing! LOL!
Have fun in the City!!!

lindsay said...

crazy! have fun in NYC!! glad the badman was caught, whew.