Saturday, June 23, 2012

What was that?

Verdi, NV 89439
We are currently in Verdi, NV.This is right on the California border. We can walk from our RV site about 300 feet and be in California.
And how are we welcomed??? EARTHQUAKE! We haven't been here 6 hours and we felt it!
It's been REALLY windy here. Shaking the RV, not pleasant to be outside, etc. So while we were settled inside, I was at the computer and Scott was watching TV in bed about 9pm. We've been feeling the RV shake all day, so got to know that feeling well.
Huh? That's an odd sensation, almost like someone pushed on the RV or a wave current. I looked at Scott and Scott looked at me. We both joked and said "Earthquake?". Scott entered a Google search of "Earthquake Reno". Sure enough a 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit at 8:51pm about 20 miles South of us!!!!!! Oh crap!!!!!

From the LA Times: A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Friday evening six miles from Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:51 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 6.8 miles.
According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Tahoe Vista, six miles from Kings Beach, 16 miles from Reno and 96 miles from Sacramento.
In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

No damage was done at the center of where the earthquake happened. And we only felt a ripple, but that was a new, eerie experience for us!!!
About 20 miles away
Seems our bedroom Tivo has bit the dust.  A month or two ago, our Living Room Tivo needed a new power supply and has been fine since. These are older units, so they are expected to not last long. 
Now the decision, do we stick with Direct TV/Tivo combo, like we presently have only newer model? Or, do we just get Direct TV's DVR model. I love Tivo and that is what I'm used to. I do not like learning new remotes and Scott has been on the receiving end of my extreme unhappiness when I have to use 1 remote for one thing and another for something else, or Scott changes the screen to wide screen and forgets to put it back. It is not a nice experience hearing me rant. 
With that being said, Scott is sticking with what I know...Tivo, even though the Direct TV DVR has more features. But so I don't sound so horrible, another reason Scott is sticking with Tivo is so we can swap the hard drive from the old one, so we can see the shows already recorded and also, so he doesn't have to rewire things for a new device. That's the story and I'm making him stick to it!

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