Wednesday, October 17, 2012

TUESDAY EVENING EXCITMENT~

Old Jack Frost was on the pumpkin this morning... the autumn foliage brightly twinkled in the early morning light...
  I bundled Travis as only a grandmother can...as he and I prepared for our morning walk...
Well, let me tell you about our Tuesday evening date...first I must say my night out was quite exciting, in a most unexpected way.  Mr. Dog Trot and I were ushered to our seats in the majestic Merrill Auditorium. Our seat location... first balcony... third row center...excellent viewing...the show was to begin at 7:30...at 7:12...the building began to tremble...a hush came over the crowd while a most noticeable rumble was heard... imagine... airplane landing with full thrusters ... a thirty second jolt...Mr. Dog Trot and I looked at one another in disbelief and in unison said "earthquake".  In an instant the auditorium came alive with the piercing glow of smart phones. Thanks to the couple sitting behind us we  soon learned that the jolt was indeed an earthquake with a 4.0 magnitude...the epicenter located not far from our home...my concern was for Winslow Homer... home alone...frightened...(Tomorrow's post...Mr. Glen Campbell and the Goodbye Tour) Once home we soon found Winslow  asleep in his bed...no damage to the interior of the house... a can of Campbell's soup and a jar of hot fudge sauce  fallen from the pantry shelf... After all the excitement of this evening I certainly was looking forward to climbing into my soft cozy bed and a fit full night sleep...oh..no..no...out of the depths of the darkened woods came a most hideous sound...softly at first and eventually a full blown howl...out of bed I jumped...grabbed my headlamp..whether it be bravery or stupidity I ventured out into the dark shadows of the night while the Mr. slept...It did not take me long to discover the origin of this noise...before me were two rather large  fishers...a nasty nocturnal creature...killer of cats and fowl...I quickly ran to the door  locking it behind me...eventually the fighting fishers wore themselves out...lost to the darkness...wearily I climbed the stairs, crawled into bed, tightly pulled the covers around me and prayed the excitement for this night was over...oh yea...I did remember take the headlamp off...Goodnight...

25 comments:

earlene said...

Earthquake....Yikes!
I heard about it but not too much...but you felt it...scarey!
You for sure had an eventful evening.
Glad all is okay.
Earlene

earlene said...

Earthquake...Yikes!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Now that's an exciting evening!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Janice said...

Waaaaay too much excitement! So glad Winslow Homer was OK.

Orange Sink said...

I immediately thought of you and your family and Winslow Homer when I heard of the earth quake on the evening news! Glad you arrived home safely! It would've been a little too much excitement for me in one night!! Your state had been in the news a lot latelty! LOL!!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

Rowan said...

I knew from my friend in NH that you've had an earthquake - scary experience I should think! Glad that Winslow Homer seems to have taken it all in his stride:)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

a scary night for sure! glad you are safe!

Linda Evans said...

That little Travis is a doll.....I remember my mom wrapping my girls up in soooo many sweaters, hats blankets etc, such good memories!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Julie....I would say a little to much excitment...wow.... a earthquake..in Maine???? You are a brave soul to venture out into the night my friend....Happy to hear you curled yourself up in bed...without the headlamp..tee hee...Can`t wait to hear about the concert...Travis is so adorlable...Hugs Francine.

Cammie said...

Wow, you did have a night of excitement! I am glad the earthquake did not cause you any damage. I did not know what a fisher was, so I googled it, I bet two of them fighting in your backyard was loud, good idea to run back inside! Hopefully this evening will be much quieter!
~Cammie~

doglady said...

I suspect being in a balconey seat at the Merrill during an earthquake could be a tad disconcerting. The fighting Fishers must have been a really cool sight.

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

What a beautiful baby!!!

Farm Girl said...

I told my husband, about the earthquake, and he asked if you updated yet and if you felt it. I said, I didn't know as you were at the Glen Campbell concert. Isn't it scary being in a public place when one hits? You are so brave. I have never heard of a fisher and I had to Google it. They look really big from the picture I saw. So not only do you have those along with foxes.
I am so glad everything was okay. I didn't even know Maine had earthquakes.
I can't wait to hear about the concert.

Julia said...

Oh my goodness, you've had quite an eventful evening but I hope that you enjoyed the Glen Campbell entertainment despite the rumbling.

I'm glad that you remembered to remove the headlight before going to bed.

I never saw a fisher before and had to look it up on the web.

Take care, JB

Mugwump Woolies said...

My goodness you had a lot of excitement for one night!
Glad Winslow Homer was safe and that you didn't have any damage. Travis is one beautiful baby boy!
Robyn

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

A little too much excitement Julie for one evening! Glad all is well at Dog Trot!!

Eve said...

ok ok earthquake...whatever....YOU my dear have become an incredible photographer and that is what I have to say about the whole thing! Have you found you niche? I think you have! Just think of the incredible photos your family will have! And no more paying for portraits!! Yeah!!! I'm so proud of you cousin!
Way to shoot!!!!

acorn hollow said...

I was standing in the kitchen we have post and beam and I felt the tremor and heard a beam squeek. Eeek.
nothing happened here. Glad all was well with you, Fisher cats are such mean animals. they eat everything in sight.
Cathy

Ginny said...

See what happens when you go out after dark!!, lol. Glad to hear that all is safe.

annie said...

Amazing, glad you survived to tell the tale, I always thought Maine to be a quiet place!

WendyBee said...

Wow. WOW. Ive been in the Merrill Auditorium. (Most recently, my eldest son graduated from Cheverus there in 2010.) It's beautiful, and yet somehow feels a bit elderly, as in creaky. I would be rattled" to be there *in the balcony* when the quake hit!
So glad you got to see GC, been hearing the adverts on the radio.
Wonder how the Kotschmar (sp?) organ fared? Hopefully no damage.

Vera said...

Crikey, an real live earthquake! Now that is frightening. I am nervous in a strong wind after having experienced a hurricane when we were living in caravans prior to getting our house habitable, but an earthquake is tons more worrying. At least in a wind the ground stays still!

wranglerkate said...

Your little grandson Travis is a beautiful, striking baby. I so enjoy seeing your pictures of him! Thanks for sharing. Best, Kate

Larkrise garden girl said...

I thought about you when I heard about the Earthquake! You had a very interesting night.I have never heard of fishers. I'll have to look them up.Cheri

Terry and Linda said...

MY HEAVENS!!!! We don't have fishers and I do not want them!!!!

Linda
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