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08-27-2011, 08:07 PM #112009 GMC Sierra 5.3L running on E85
Black and chrome
Borla dual exhaust
Chrome Billet grill
4300k High/Low Beam HIDs
Westin Ultimate Bull Bar with PIAA 540s
Blacked-out tail and third brake light
08-27-2011, 10:39 PM #12
Although my permanent home and address will always be here in Oregon, I happen to be currently employed at a large semiconductor manufacturer located in Manassas, Virginia. I was on my lunch break, talking with my wife who is still in Oregon, when the whole building moved up and down and back and forth a couple of times. Even before the alarms went off, we all started evacuating into the parking lot. My wife got onto her computer while I was still on the phone and looked up the National Geological Society on the Internet. The site confirmed a 5.8 earthquake centered about 70 miles Southwest of Manassas.
No one was hurt where I work, and it didn't take long for operations to resume to normal, but it was definitely a noticeable event. The product that we work on is delivered by overhead transportation, and is also stored between processes over our heads. These storage areas and the entire delivery system was swaying back and forth during the earthquake.
It only took us a couple of shifts to go through and make sure that all of our processing tools were operating normally. And those that weren't were taken down for maintenance and investigation into what changed due to the earthquake.
Everything seems to running fine now.csltrains96
Myself, my beautiful wife
3 - boys
3 - minivans
1 - '89 Chevy K2500 Silverado Truck
1 - 27 foot travel trailer
Not enough family time!
08-28-2011, 09:57 AM #13
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