Thursday, March 10, 2011


I was planning on getting back to writing here on the blog next week, as I'll be having Spring Break and will have some extra time and a few things going on, but I figured it'd be prudent of me to write this now.

A few minutes ago, as I'm sure you probably know if you're reading this on Friday (tomorrow for me) that an 8.9-magnitude earthquake happened a couple of hundred miles off of the coast of Japan. I haven't heard much about the damage in Japan, but I hope the damage is not too bad, and the people there are safe.

If you're here reading this, it's because you're wanting to know how I'm doing here.  It's true that as I write this  (after midnight Colorado time), Hilo is under a tsunami warning, with the first wave expected to hit around 3 a.m.  That said, I'm fine and will remain so.  I'm well above any area that will be hit by the tsunami.  No need to worry about me.

I just received a call from the secretary of the school that I'm working at, and she's collecting the servers and other tech stuff from the school sites and hauling them to higher ground.

With any luck, the waves will die down before they get here, and life tomorrow will be business as usual with the added conversation of another disaster averted for the town of Hilo.  If that's not the case, I'll be posting here and possibly on twitter.

Ok.  That's all for now.  I have a feeling I'll be up pretty early tomorrow, so I'm going to try and get some sleep while I can.

Thanks for checking in, and I'm sure I'll talk with all of you soon.

EDIT: Just as I hit "post", at exactly 10 p.m., the first warning siren kicked on in town. It's a bit creepy, to be honest.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad to hear all is well so far. Thanks for posting.