The East Coast earthquake was a hot topic. We felt the shakes, cookie jars, pictures and walls were rattling. A bit unnerving but we're fine. Mr. Bettis and Gypsy ignored the whole event while Molly and Calico (the old one) pinned their ears and went into hiding.
However the earthquake wasn't the only thing hot around here. Within minutes of the quake a local gas station erupted into flames.
Our local fire departments (volunteer as well) were on the scene. These men and women are heroes in my book. DH was a junior firemen in his younger days and went on to be a volunteer fireman for many years until his spine injury interferred.
This picture was taken when the first responders were on the scene. Only took a few more minutes and the main road was shut down.
Thankfully no one was injured but the station has been declared 'totaled'.
That's all the news in this neck of the woods for now and quite frankly we don't need anymore. But wait! Hurricane Irene is fast approaching the area of Chem DD's college and we're now re-evaluating move in day which is scheduled for Sunday. In the meantime I'm knitting like mad ;)