Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Earthquake? What?!

LL says:

Woah. We had an earthquake yesterday. Nothing major but enough to make us worry about our little house. I'm pretty sure that our house is not earthquake proof, since it was built in 1928. And I think I noticed some hay in-between the siding used as insulation. So the Georgia Cottage will probably be the first under the rubble when the big one finally hits. Actually, it will be floating. Which is why we have a blow up boat in our earthquake preparedness shed. Take a look at the video we made preparing for said disaster.

The earthquake hit in morning, we were still in bed. I woke to the sound of the china cabinet shaking and then a loud crack! I walked around the perimeter to see if I could spot any noticeable damage. Nothing. Hopefully its not a foundation thing. We'll have to inspect a bit more. Well, maybe we will be lucky and the house shifted in a way that sealed up the leak that is somewhere beneath the siding. Cross your fingers!

In the meantime, we have to fix the leak in the basement. That is for sure. The only thing we are not sure about is how to do it! Any advice out there?

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