Saturday, February 27, 2010

All is well in our neck of the woods

My cousin facebooked me this evening to make sure we were okay; she'd heard that an earthquake hit Argentina too. She knew faster than we did! LOL

The one to hit Argentina was much smaller than the one in Chile -- only 6.0 as compared to 8.8. Two dead reported in the northwestern part of the country; the number in Chile is expected to rise into the hundreds. MASSIVE destruction in Chile where the damage was widespread and extensive. BIG difference.

Our friends who arrived on Tuesday had a layover in Santiago, Chile, and that airport has been closed since the terminal was severely damaged by the quake. We joked that now they can't fly home and will just have to stay. 

We didn't feel a thing with any of the earthquakes, even though we heard they evacuated some buildings in Buenos Aires because of aftershocks -- and it's much farther from Chile than we are (I don't pretend to understand the science of seismic activity).

On a totally separate note...we went to see my Spanish tutor this evening and I know how much her girls enjoy my No Bake cookies so I made a batch for them. When we arrived, I gave Marce the plate and she set it on a table on the front patio while we went to look at the puppies (one month old and ADORABLE). When we went back up, we discovered Debbie, mama of the puppies, scarfing the entire plate of cookies. Had to laugh, although I hope all the butter, sugar and chocolate don't make Debbie too sick. I promised to make another batch (for the humans) when we get back from Uruguay.

It just dawned on me that it's Saturday. Guess I won't be getting Project 365 up tonight; will just have to get up early tomorrow and post. With our friends here and being on a different schedule than normal, I'm getting my days mixed up.

[Or at least that's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.]


Mari said...

It's good to hear from you. I thought of you when I heard of the earthquake.

sara said...

so glad you are ok. I was wondering if you felt the quake. we have a friend who's son is stuck in Chile, but thank goodness he is fine.

rita said...

I wondered whether you had felt anything.

Formerly-Corn in My Coffee Pot said...

It is good to know that y'all are ok.

Enjoy your guests, and fellowship.
Take care.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Glad that you are all ok. We had a mission team leave for Honduras on Friday but geographically they are well away from the quake zone.