Virgin Islands today comments
How often do these little "BOOMERS" happen there? I will be moving there on Wednesday, had not heard about those yet!!
http://earthquake.usgs.gov - use Puerto Rico region
We are on the meeting line of the Atlantic and Caribbean plate - the Puerto Rico Trench just 12-18 nm N of these island is the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean at over 28,000 ft deep, the 3rd deepest trench on the planet - so the shifting plates give us hundreds of earthquakes a year, generally under 4.0
To those of you who live here all year, I always chuckle when I see you in long sleeves, sweaters, jackets . . . but I gotta say . . . there has been a sligt chill in the air the past two nights and mornngs. But still . . . I am barefoot 🙂
FYI, my hubby fell off our roof last Monday and was released from hospital yesterday :), He will be fine, fractured one vertebrae and compressed several discs - all in all very lucky! I bought him a walker and filled his prescriptions at the Medicine Shoppe in Sunny Isle . . . man, what a nice store! Who knew?
Chilly over here in STJ, too! I woke up and it was barely 78 degrees... turned off all the fans and still had to get dressed in long sleeves.
Can barely snorkel anymore with a long-sleeve shirt... might have to bite the bullet and buy a real wetsuit this year.
Yes, we sound like sissies. Come down here and try it for yerself. 😉
It's a balmy 50 deg here... and we'll be watching ice hockey tonight... I miss the rain forest. Hope Frank gets well soon. I'm guessing he was maybe working on his home made water heater. The injury might put a damper on a vacation break, but it could be worse... he could be trying to heal a stiff back in the cold of Winter.
Ha Richard, he was attempting to trim a couple trees before heading to the airport . . . yup he was that close to getting back to the cold weather! We're thinking of staying through the holidays at this point (to avoid those stiff joints back home). . . our "white" Christmas will likely be on a white sandy beach 🙂
Hi everyone. JJ and I are back in the states waiting for the arrival of my grandson. Pregnant daughter thought she might be going into labor so we rushed back early. Since I have been here I have been walking her butt off for rushing me back to this awful cold weather. Hubby is still on island. Lucky him.
I went to see my flood damaged house yesterday and shed a few tears and then reminded myself that it is just stuff. I felt quite selfish for even getting upset. I am a very blessed person. However I will still continue to whine about being here in the cold. YUK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are staying in a rented house in Virginia Beach. It is very nice and only 5 houses from the beach. I took JJ down to play and walk on the beach on a sunny day when it wasn't too cold. I have lived here since I was 17 and I am used too the long stretches of sand but to JJ it was very strange. His first comment was how huge the waves were and then that there were no trees or rocks and where did we snorkel. I explained to him that beaches were different in different parts of the world and that we enjoyed surfing and riding a boogie board on the nice waves. We walked along looking for shells, none to be found, but we did find shark egg cases. As we were walking back we were talking about the differences and he said that "his island" had the best beaches and I had to agree. After a while he spotted something in the distance and ran ahead. He started yelling and waving his arms. I am thinking he found a body part or something. When I reached him I saw that he had found a tangled pile of fishing line and a few very large hooks. He said, "mommy, we have to clean this up. This will kill sea turtles. Fishing line is a sea turtles worst enemy". We drug the pile to a garbage can and started walking back home. JJ didn't want to leave. He insisted that we seach the whole beach for things that would hurt the sea turtles. I promised that we would search a little each day and that made him happy.
Hubby and I went to our boat in the harbor to spend the evening. We had a few beers on the boat, then at the Brew Pub. I was really needing to get to the bathroom on the boat and flung my purse just inside. Well, we were almost home when I reallized I left my purse on the boat. Thankfully I work at the marina and had some spare time in the afternoon to dinghy out to get it. When I was just outside the docks, I turned around and the whole sky was dark......I came back into work a wet noodle.