Ed-vise Episode 225

A Man does a Dado blade kick up a bunch of sawdust GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, even with goggles on, sawdust everywhere! I think it still comes out my ears.

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause I love WEDNESDAY!!!

OK, 7.0 earthquake hit Acapulco last night. That’s a big one in reality. Not the biggest…but big. In 1964 Alaska had a 9.2. That’s big.

In 2010, Santiago, Chile endured an 8.8 in the super early morning hours. That one happened at 334am. It was a weird one as witnesses that were awake at that time heard a loud BOOM some 200 miles away. Apparently the tectonic plates “snapped” as pressure built until the slipped off. Much like when you snap your fingers only WAAAAY bigger.

Last month, Haiti endured a 7.2. This after a 7.0 in 2010. Both caused massive damage and death.

And now, Acapulco. Only 1 person was killed. They were hit by a falling light pole. Of all the ways to go. Back in 1985, Acapulco was hit by an 8.0 that killed around 10,000. Think about that. Within a matter of minutes, 10,000 people dead.

If you’ve never seen disaster on that magnitude (or any magnitude) it is hard for the mind to comprehend it. Once you survive it and step outside, your mind is basically trying to process the impossible. It is trying to get a grip around the amount of destruction you are observing. Basically asking “how could this happen?”

Just remember, if you open your eyes, you are alive. Now, start doing the math and solve the problem to get to the next problem to solve. Solve enough problems and you get to keep on. Plan ahead. Get your three to five day kit ready and on stand by. Think about what you will need. If you can take care of you, then you can help your neighbor who might not have planned ahead.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember to watch out for falling light poles. Damn shame.

Peace

Published by edhlaw

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