Sunday, August 31, 2014
Three day weekend
My former TA, Sierra and her boyfriend Justin are coming this morning to pick up the next load of quilts to drop off at both the mobile home park and church this morning. I just love their willing spirit. They are so eager to help, plus they are young and able to lift heavy things! And it doesn't hurt that Justin's grandfather has lived in Napa a long time and knows everyone so he is helping to get quilts where they are needed as well. Love that everyone is pulling together and I can totally trust that the quilts are getting into the hands of people who need them. Sometimes you just don't know where the quilts will end up, but this time I have total confidence they will go to homes of people who were affected by the earthquake.
They just had another aftershock this morning that was a 3.2. That isn't a big one, but for people who are still cleaning up, it did wake them up and gave some people a bit of a scare. The earth moving in one place means it is putting stress on other faults, like the San Andreas or Hayward which go under places with a lot more people, which means we better keep making quilts.
I have a fault line that runs right under my house, the Vaca Kirby Fault and whenever I teach the kids about earthquakes in class I always tell them I knew about it when we bought our house. As a science teacher, it was kind of exciting knowing there was a fault line running under my house, but don't cry for me if my house falls down. What idiot buys a house on a fault line? This one :) Of course, in California, you really don't have much of a choice. There are fault lines pretty much everywhere.
The crack in my driveway is now about 3 inches instead of 1 inch and I'm not sure if I should blame it on the earthquake or the drought, but it got bigger in only a week, so I'm going with earthquake. It's the little things that excite me :)