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Monday, February 28, 2011
There is a bit of fog - all is quiet except for the birds chirping. I hear a chain saw in the distance. Just another beautiful quiet Monday morning on Seminole Drive.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
At the halftime - Noles were leading by 20. Near the end of the second half - the lead dropped down to 3. At the buzzer the Noles won by 7.
At halftime - FSU honored the 1972 team that played UCLA for national championship - losing by 5. Almost the entire team came back for the event - almost 30 years later.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Prime Minister John Key said that at least 65 people were confirmed dead in the 6.3-magnitude quake. The mayor of Christchurch, Bob Parker, declared a state of emergency and ordered the evacuation of the city’s downtown area, The Associated Press reported.
Television footage from the scene by 3 News New Zealand showed emergency crews pulling shaken and injured victims from the stricken buildings, including one four-story structure, the Pine Gould Guinness building, that was partially damaged by the temblor. Emergency crews were working to evacuate people from another building that had caught fire shortly after the quake.
The search and rescue mission was being further complicated by repeated strong aftershocks to the zone, officials said.
“Government agencies and emergency services are still putting together a picture of the damage,” New Zealand’s deputy prime minister, Bill English, told reporters in the capital, Wellington.
Mr. English and the civil defense minister, John Carter, said that Christchurch’s main hospital, which sustained minimal damage, was preparing for multiple casualties. Some victims had already been airlifted to hospitals outside the earthquake zone.
The Christchurch Airport was closed and said on its Web site that it would reopen Wednesday morning only for domestic flights.
Photographs and video from Christchurch, New Zealand’s second-largest city with an urban area of nearly 400,00 residents, showed people running through the streets, massive landslides pouring rocks and debris into suburban streets and extensive damage to the iconic Christchurch Cathedral. One witness called it “the most frightening thing of my entire life.”
Monday, February 21, 2011
The company just called to say they will be here next Monday to build the new garage. It should be done the next day. This garage will be assembled on our lot at 1816 Seminole Drive - down the street from our home.
Busy Sunday - Seminoles Beat Maryland - Then Supper with Friends - Finally Willie Nelson Came to Our Street
Sunday, February 20, 2011
We are home now. Seminoles hung on in second half to win 72-66. this was a fantastic win over a Maryland team that just beat Duke on Thursday night by 18 points.
Maryland's team was big. Sometimes they had 5 girls on the floor over 6 ft 2 in.
FSU is tied for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with Duke.
For the second game in a row Lulu and I were on the "kiss cam" - disgusting fan everywhere.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
We are sitting in the sixth row at the foul line across from the Noles bench. We left home at 2:30 - parked the car - there were plenty of tickets for sale. A nice lady offered me two tickets on the rail for $5 each. Ticket face value here is $18 - not the $65 that faced us at Duke and UNC last week.FSU led by as many as 15 - and settled for a 7 point victory. UVA had it down to 3 near the end.It was a costly victory as Chris Singleton - our future NBA draft pick - left the game in the first half with a twisted ankle. They x-rayed it and he sat out the second half.Singleton is the second big man that is down for the Noles. Terrance Shannon - a 6-9 bruiser - had his knee scoped last week and is out for the season.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
It was beautiful in the winter but the spring and summer must be out of this world.