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27 February 2010 @ 04:10 pm
Wow...  
...so, that Tsunami scare was thankfully VERY uneventful! You can never tell, though... My Mom was living right on the beach in Hilo when the huge Tsunami of 1946 hit and all those people were killed. She told me that she was late for school that day and my aunt was upset with her, BUT thank goodness they were late that day! They were close enough to home that they could run back and get to higher ground - they actually watched the Tsunami from the roof of their neighbor's house. Lots of the people around them weren't so lucky. She always reminds me of this whenever there are Tsunami warnings... you always have to take them seriously.

I woke to a lovely text from Bets who was worried for our safety... I hadn't heard any of the sirens so thankfully she did text - because it spurred me to turn on the TV to find out WTH was going on. We live in Ewa Beach, which is about a mile away from the folks who had to evacuate so we were pretty close to everything, but not close enough where we had to leave. I called my Mom to make sure she was okay and she's so cute, the first thing she did? Cook rice, of course! :D Yes, like the typical Japanese Hawaii lady, when she hears about an emergency the first thing she feels compelled to do is cook rice. :D

Was offline during most of the uneventful-ness. And returned to such lovely messages on FB, twitter, etc. I really wanted to thank you all for your concern - seriously,... the texts, the calls, tweets, and emails really, really warmed my heart!! Thank you all SO much, I know I always say it, but I really do have the best friends that anyone could ask for! ♥

And VERY, very quickly, in other news.... Saw Chad's FB user photo and immediately knew I'd be seeing a Bryan tweet... and sure enough. Bryan went on for Chad in both shows today.

Again, thank you all for your sweet messages!! ♥ And thank goodness that the day was as uneventful as it was!! HUGS!!
 
 
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Mme Bahorel: thelmammebahorel on February 28th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
Very glad for uneventful. One of my actorfriends is on a cruise ship that was scheduled to come in to Hawaii today (I forget which port because I swear it isn't Honolulu), and I really didn't want him to end up on top of you :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 28th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
Yes, VERY thankful, it could've been much, much worse! And yikes about your friend on the cruise... Thankfully the only thing we seemed to get was higher tides.
Kayleakaylea on February 28th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
We are just glad that you guys are safe! *hugs*
Sheri: Sherishutterbug93 on February 28th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Mel!! ♥
L: Luncheonicyblugurl on February 28th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
I'm glad you are okay and that the Tsunami wasn't bad as they predicted. Good thing these days is that you get much advance warnings to evacuate so everyone can stay safe. :)
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on February 28th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH for all of your concern, Lyddie!! And I agree about the advance warnings... in 1946, they never had sirens or ways to let people know about Tsunamis. Unfortunately that's why we lost so many people that year. Thankfully now we have incredible warning systems in place to keep everyone safe. :)
Regina Phalangethunder_pants on February 28th, 2010 05:31 am (UTC)
I am so relieved that it was very uneventful. I was worried about you guys and relieved when the warning was lifted.

Out here the beaches were all closed off - although people still flocked to them to watch for the tsunami. People are morons!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on February 28th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Andrea for all your concern!! We had people here who parked on either side of the Pali to watch the Tsunami - which is not a dangerous area - but then they'd walk down the middle of the street like it was closed off. It wasn't... How dangerous! They could've easily gotten hit! It's a HIGH speed highway! Some people... Sheesh.
Chelsea Frewchelseafrew on February 28th, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
Am *so* glad you're OK. I've been thinking about you all day. Thanks for posting that you're safe! Stay that way!! :-)
Sheri: Chad - Memphis Lives In Meshutterbug93 on February 28th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
Awwww, thanks so much!! ♥ BTW, can't wait to see you in April! And I'm still looking for discounts for the 2 shows we're seeing. :) HUGS!!
Smithasmittenbyu on February 28th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
I was very glad to hear that the tsunami turned out smaller than expected! The earthquake was enough of a disaster!

Glad you are all safe and sound!
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on March 1st, 2010 07:15 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Smitha!! We were very thankful since it could've been a whole lot worse!! And how terrible about that earthquake! :(

Thanks so much for your comment! HUGS!
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on February 28th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
I was relived to hear in the news today morning that the Tsunami was not as bad as they feared it could become. I'm very glad you are all safe! Hugs to you, Sheri! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 1st, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Sabine!! And thanks for your message earlier! :) We're just thankful that it was as uneventful as it was! It could've been a lot worse. :P

Big HUGS to you!! ♥
Phenomenullphenomenull on March 1st, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)

I had heard something briefly about that... but didn't know what was going on. I'm glad you're safe.
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on March 1st, 2010 07:19 am (UTC)
Thanks for your comment, Chandra!! It was pretty much the entire day of waiting around and listening for news. Thankfully it didn't turn out to be anything, but thankful that everyone was prepared in case it was something disastrous. Thanks again for your comment! HUGS!
Blancheblanche on March 4th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
So glad y'all are ok!