Saturday, February 27, 2010

EARTHQUAKE #2 IN 2010

Woke this morning to devastating news,another even stronger earthquake, 8.8 on the Richter Scale , in Chile this time causing tsunami warnings everywhere along the west coast and Hawaii.At least so far the death tole is lower than in the Haiti earthquake that happened only about 6 weeks ago. The building codes and infrastructure in Chile is better than that in Haiti.But to the people who did loose loved ones this is a mute point. The devastation looks very scary. Thank the Lord the mother and family of my friend from church are all safe and well tonight. I prayed all morning this would be the case and I'm sure I wasn't the only one praying for this family. It is a scary thought that this has happened twice already this year!! This quake happened at 3:30 am so many people were asleep and thankfully a lot of homes withstood the violent shaking,although some did not as you can tell from the pictures. These people need our prayers right now for sure.
As for my day,market was slow today,it is still very cold only 36 degrees today with sunshine,so I guess most people stayed in the warm house today. However,I'm very thankful for what I did make as it wasn't a total wash out like some of my neighbors had.
After market I went by to look at the painting job hubbie and bro-i-law are doing at the in-laws old house,it is amazing what a fresh coat of white paint does for things!
I left them to finish their day's work and came home,unloaded,took a coffee break and watch Carolina win a game for a change!! Hubbie came home,we did the evening chores,picked up a pizza and headed over to bro-in-laws to make some decisions and tie up some ends as this first week of family elders (ohh! what a depressing thought) comes to a close. We are prayerfully hoping that a tentative plan for the old house becomes reality.
My cold is a little better tonight,at least the dripping nose has slacked off,thank the Lord for that as it would have been hard to sell cakes under those conditions,haha.
Thanking the Lord for the blessings of today,praying for the people affected by todays earthquake all around the world,may they find comfort in our gracious Savior,Jesus Christ.
Good Night and God Bless.

1 comment:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

There were 73 students and faculty members from the University of TN who were headed to Chili for their MBA class. IF they had have gone one day sooner---they may have been hurt or killed there. Luckily, their plane was in-route ---so it just turned around and they obviously missed their special trip.

We never know about life, do we????? Glad you are feeling better.
Hugs,
Betsy