[LMB] LISTBIZ: Any listees near Melbourne?

Fred fred.fredex at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 13:30:04 BST 2021


Makes me think of Heinlein's story about the man who built a "crooked
house".

On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 5:22 AM baur baur via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> what is a reverse floorplan house?
>
> my mind keeps insisiting to come up with pictiures of upside down houses
> ..
>
> servus
>
> markus
> > A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> hat
> am 23.09.2021 10:58 geschrieben:
> >
> >
> > On Sep 23, 2021, at 12:09 AM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > I was driving to school in Santa Cruz when the Loma Prieta earthquake
> > > happened. I thought my tires had wobbled off.then I saw the dust
> coming off
> > > t he bridge before me. Fascinating times.
> > >
> > >> On Wed, Sep 22, 2021, 11:46 PM A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold <
> > >> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> I know it was a 5.9, and the damage was deemed minor.
> > >>
> > >> Hope any of you in the area were no more than inconvenienced! You can
> > >> blame Miss Fisher & Dr Blake mysteries for my bits of geographical
> > >> knowledge around Melbourne. I tend to see where places are on a map.
> > >>
> > >> When the Whittier Narrows quake hit in 1987, also a 5.9,
> >
> > That day, I was home, in Soquel, in a reverse-floorplan house which had
> been featured in a divorce case when it was under construction. My uphill
> neighbor, building his house, feaming the second level,  had just barely
> set foot on the ground when it struck. Good timing!
> >
> > We had a new phone exchange, so it was the 19th before we had a dial
> tone. It was quite the night! I put down padding in the middle-story
> hallway (the basement was below) hoping to sleep, but the stronger
> aftershocks kept that from happening. Once Mithril found me, she stuck to
> me like glue.
> >
> > For those not familiar with that Fun Ride, it was a 6.9, down from an
> initial 7.1. Start time was 5:04pm PDT 17th October 1989. I’ve lived in CA
> most of my life, and it was the largest one I’ve experienced.
> >
> > Kurt, working in Cupertino for Apple—he started in early August— was on
> the North American plate, and I was on the Pacific plate. As I was going
> over Hwy 17 one day, I realized I was crossing a plate boundary, and that
> in the event of a major quake, we would likely be on separate plates, which
> is what happened.
> >
> > He tried coming over Hwys 9, 152, and 1, thinking 17 would be closed,
> but after a night sleeping in his car in the parking lot at work, 17 was
> the only one open. What he experienced in Cupertino and what I experienced
> in Soquel were not at all the same, as the substrate on the plates were
> different. I think we were relatively equidistant to the plate boundary
> between us.
> >
> > You did know I’m a tectonics geek, right?
> >
> > While Iceland might be a possible place I’d settle, nearby subduction
> zones (Pacific Northwest of the US/British Columbia in Canada, any coastal
> area of Alaska) are right out. The volcanoes are just icing on my aversion.
> >
> > I visited the US Geological Society (USGS) the day before, to see where
> the local faults were.
> >
> > On clearer days now, I face NE from my bedroom window, and see separate
> mountain ranges with the Hayward fault running between them. In the East
> (SF) Bay, quite a lot of infrastructure, vital businesses, and schools are
> directly on the fault. Not much farther east are the Calaveras faults,
> which separated from the San Andreas somewhere near Hollister.
> >
> > A. Marina Fournier
> > saffronrose at me.com
> > Je persisterai quand même, car j’ais survécu d’être née
> > Valley of Heart’s Delight. CA
> > Sent from iFionnghuala
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