♫♫We felt the earth move under our♫♫...uh...okay so we were laying down! It was 5:05 AM after all. We thought the cat was jumping up on the bed, and off, and on....--what? She's a big cat!!! Only the door was closed. No cat. We were having an earthquake -- Confirmed later -- as a 3.6 shaker -- it's not our first, we had a series of them around 20 years ago. So much so the State put a seismograph not too far from our home, but has since removed it. Still disconcerting; still unusual for the DC/Baltimore area.
Speaking of which, in the middle of this brutally hot summer, our heat pump has died. As a new unit, it's had three new compressors -- count them 1-2-3!!! I believe we've got the famous model, the Trane Lemon. They say it needs yet another new valve that they can't put in until Monday, but frankly, we've had it. We want a new heat pump! The company that installed it at least has loaned us a window unit that we've put in the bedroom and we have a unit the girls used in college in our kitchen. In the words of Rosanna Rosannadanna, "It's always something."
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.