Thursday, 24 June 2010

Three Things Thursday

This has been one crazy week in good ole Ontarr-iiiaarriii-aaar-iooooo (Ontario), not only did we get a 5.0 magnitude earthquake yesterday that rocked not only Ottawa, but it extended from Montreal west to Toronto and as far up as North Bay down to Ohio .  My friend Vickie reported it was felt as far away as Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Office workers took to the streets in downtown Ottawa moments after the quake hit, even though it lasted maybe 30 seconds, when you're not a So-Cal girl, it seems like forever!  Luckily minimal damage was done and life went back to normal a short time later. 







Shortly after the earthquake, a tornado touched down in Midland, Ontario.  Mother Nature is certainly showing us that she is not very happy with the way we have been treating her lately.  Her strength and power far exceeds anything we humans can imagine.

    After almost seven weeks, I have WATER!   Nuff said, now maybe my life will get back to some semblance of order.  This is a photo of the guys installing the submersible pump.  Whoot, no longer a noisy pump in the basement



    ... and finally some running news!!!  This Saturday is the Perth Kilt Run, yes there will be 1,210 kilted runners running 8K (5 miles) throughout the town of Perth, Ontario.  Why you may ask?  Well, as you know runners are crazy and well, we are doing this to get our names into the Guinness World Book of Records.  This is the first year for the event, as it coincides the founding of Perth, Scotland (Perth, Ontario's twin city) in the year 1210, hence 1,210 kilted runners.  Look for me, my kilt is yellow plaid!

    Life's fun if you don't weaken,

    Lily

    16 comments:

    cdnhollywood said...

    Good luck with the Kilt Run. As for the tremor, wtf?!? I was on the 9th floor when it happened - lots of swaying!

    (I'm from the prairies, so any movement of the ground is a lot for me!)

    Tricia said...

    have fun this weekend!

    ajh said...

    Have fun in the kilt run! Sounds great. We had the earthquake too. I thought I was going crazy and imagining things. No tornado here though.

    Dave1949 said...

    What sort of report is this? Yellow Plaid? What tartan and what clan are you representing? Have fun no matter who you run for and think of the nice hot shower you can have when you get home.

    ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

    Have fun with it and be sure to stand in front for the photo op. We'll look for you in the book

    Amy said...

    Yay for the water pump!!! Enjoy your kilted run on Saturday, that sounds like a lot of fun...wonder what all those runners will be wearing UNDER their kilts????

    Wes said...

    I understand that they felt it in Maryland too. The Earth reminds us that we are the servants here, not the masters :-)

    Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

    My boss has a kilt.. and no I would nto want to see him run in it...lol.

    YEAH for WATER!

    I enjoyed the Quake of 89 in Cal. Very scary!!

    Runner Leana said...

    Yay, you have water! That must be a relief. Seven weeks????? What a crazy year this has been for Mother Nature so far, eh?

    Best of luck this weekend! Have fun and I can't wait to see that kilt!

    teacherwoman said...

    Yay for water!

    There definitely has been some weird weather all over... it's kinda scary if you really think about it.

    Anne said...

    Have a blast this weekend...and YAY for water!

    Anne said...

    I didn't realize you had an earthquake way up there. Wow. And 30 seconds is a long time for us in SoCal too. I'm sure it really rattled folks. Also glad it was just 5.0 and therefore likely to do minimal damage. The one we had here at Easter moved the Mexican town at the epicenter two feet!

    MrDaveyGie said...

    At least once in every man's life he should wear a Kilt. I have yet to venture there. :-)

    Stuart said...

    Wow, earthquakes, tornadoes and floods...oh maybe that last one was a really deep bath!

    Bluenoser said...

    Hey that bridge looks like a typical one in Cape Breton... without the earthquake.

    -B

    Marlene said...

    That was some CRAZY weather. What's next??

    YAY for having water! You must be in heaven!