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Internet Woes

easter three crosses

My internet provider has experienced a major outage. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that by the time you read this it will be fixed. I was able to do this short post on my phone. Hopefully I’ll be using my computer for tomorrow’s post!

If this short message doesn’t satisfy your need for Appalachia, check out the posts below 🙂

Tipper

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    Kat Swanson
    August 17, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    It was August 23, 2011, I believe , when central Virginia had our 5.8 quake. The weird low roar first…then my husband said …look at the lake….our little 2acre pond looked like a boiling cauldron. The earthquake was burping all the air out of the water!!! AMAZING.

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    Donald Wells
    August 17, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Hopefully by now, your Internet Wows have been taken care of. The picture you posted right below the title post, of the 3 crosses on the hillside made me think of a place located close by you Tipper. Its called The Fields of The Wood, a biblical theme park, right outside of Murphy. We used to visit there quite often, was always an enjoyable trip, and a very special place. Seems as though you could feel the presence of the Lord.

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    Cynthia
    August 17, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    I’m sorry about your internet issues. Ten years ago we had an earthquake in central Virginia area that was felt all the way up to D.C. I thought it was a tractor trailer going down the street, as the elementary school behind us was under renovation. Then a couple of weeks after that, we were hit with Hurricane Irene and lost power for almost a week. We’ve had a lot of rain in Richmond, Virginia.
    Tipper, thank you for the post and trying to give us our dose of Appalachia in spite of everything.

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    Ed Ammons
    August 17, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Small earthquakes are not uncommon here as we are not far from the Linville Falls Fault. But this one was different, not only did it shake the house, I actually heard it. It sounded like two explosions one right after the other. I thought my air conditioner had blown up. Missy thought trees were falling on her house.
    Not only are we are we experiencing an earthquake today there is also a flash flood warning and now a tornado warning!

    I hope you have your internet back! It’s Tuesday and I am looking forward to another ” Celebrating Appalachia Video” this evening!

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    Joan Owen
    August 17, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Tipper we are having such smoke from fires in Ca. that we can hardly breathe and the poor famlily’s that have lost everything,we had a beautiful church retreat near Lake Alamonur and it all burned down and we’ve had earthquakes here in Reno,NV. above 6 on reichter scale.So hang in there all will be better soon and I enjoy your story’s so much,my Mom was raised in TN. and so many things you write about she has talked about,but I was raised in OK. and we had outdoor toilet and no power or phone so this new generation doesn’t know what hardship’s are.Thanks Joan Owen

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      Tipper
      August 17, 2021 at 2:37 pm

      Joan-so sad! We’ll be praying for you all and hoping the fires are soon out!

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    Gordon
    August 17, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Tipper we love you and Appalachia. Hang in there girl.

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    Gigi
    August 17, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Hope everything works out ok

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    Jane ODell
    August 17, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Thanks for going the extra mile to get us our Celebration for today! So much love to the Pressley family! Your friend in SC❤️

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    Annie
    August 17, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Looks like you’ll had a 2.7 earthquake near Morganton this morning.

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    Ann Applegarth
    August 17, 2021 at 11:09 am

    These new-fangled contraptions aren’t here to stay!
    (But how we enjoy them while they are here!)

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    Ray Presley
    August 17, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Thanks for the tutorial on seeds. I’ve often wondered why hybrids don’t always work for repeated plantings, and your article helps me to understand that. What I don’t understand (but very much appreciate) is that the prettiest flowers come from the least work. I work hard o get the tall and colorful hollyhocks that we grew in E. TN to work here in South Central PA, but I’ve had little luck, and the Dahlias that I plant seem to get water logged as soon as they bloom. On the other hand, the Zinnas that I sprinkle onto the ground and just rake into the soil become a welcome showpiece.

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    Ray Presley
    August 17, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Good Morning, Tipper. Good hearing from you. When we get hit with things like this, I try to remember that the sun is always shining, but it’s sometimes hard to see it through the clouds Your postings are indeed like rays of sunshine. Thanks for making the special effort to reach us

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    Ed Ammons
    August 17, 2021 at 9:41 am

    I have internet but a few minutes ago my house shook. Twice! Dusty called me a right afterward and said “Did you feel that? Something just shook my house!” He lives 13 miles away.

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      Ed Ammons
      August 17, 2021 at 10:14 am

      Update! There was an magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 35.79509505481137, -81.69104540612486 at 9:19 this morning. USGS says earthquakes that small are often not felt but Dusty, Missy and I all felt it and we are scattered all over Burke County.

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      Gene Smith
      August 17, 2021 at 10:22 am

      This old Earth is unstable. A few years ago, we had a good shaking after se had gone to bed one night in western SC. We heard a rumble as it approached and passed. Scared my wife and me, that’s for sure. I first thought a plane had crashed nearby, and rushed outside to check. I can’t imagine the horror of Haiti’s earthquake!

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      Randy
      August 17, 2021 at 10:29 am

      Ed, just read on WYFF4 website Greenville, SC that there was a 2.7 magnitude earthquake in Morgantown,NC this morning. I was reading one of the older post about pulling teeth and read your comment about having your wisdom teeth removed. I reckon that is one of the reasons I am so dumb, nobody ever said anything to me about having any wisdom teeth. I got left out on them too.

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      Ann Applegarth
      August 17, 2021 at 11:12 am

      Earthquake? I read that there have been more than 2,000 earthquakes in Appalachia since 1970.

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    Lori Hughes
    August 17, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Hope your internet is up and running soon!
    Enjoy your day!

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    Ron Stephens
    August 17, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Wonder if related to the storm? Very wet here & more coming. Thanks for the update. I for one am concerned when you don’t post. Goes with you being reliable.

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    JustAnOldGuy
    August 17, 2021 at 7:42 am

    Lordy! Ye got oil fer yer lamp but nary a wick. Hope yer outta the dark soon.

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    Miss Cindy
    August 17, 2021 at 6:56 am

    Tipper, my internet is working as usual, please come to my house to do your magic! We need you for our daily fix on Appalachia!

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