Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Vote Early and Often

Eureka, CA – Home of The Petch House – is on the 2011 Dozen Distinctive Destinations list put out by the Nation Trust for Historic Preservation. I would like to think that The Petch House played a part in the nomination, but it really didn't. Or if it did, it was a very small part. The reality is, The Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau sent in an application to be nominated, which makes it sort of a vanity nomination.

There is a contest going on where people can vote for their favorite destination. Click here to see the full list of all 12 of the distinctive cities on the list. On that page there is a link that will take you to the voting page.

Everyone will be voting for Eureka, right? Right?

13 comments:

slateberry said...

Hey there, saw this article and thought of you:
http://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/california-next-line-big-quake-9242

I try to keep a respectable but not paranoid stash of canned goods and bottled water in the basement. I don't think there's much in this speculation, but hope you're prepared anyway. Long live the Petch House!!! (and its occupants :-)

Greg said...

Even without that article a lot of people around here I'm sure have had that thought.

Honestly, I don't think the earth works like that.

In order to live on the coast in earthquake country you must keep things in perspective. What just happened in Japan was a "Thousand Year Event". That is not to say that huge earthquakes followed by tsunamis only happen every 1000 years, but rather a particular section of a fault will only experience something like that every 1000 years.

It is estimated that the last earthquake like that to happen on the fault that runs just off the coast from Northern California to Southern Canada happened 300 years ago. We could get another one tomorrow or it could happen 500 years from now. Not only that, but it could hit Seattle, Portland, or Eureka. There is just no telling.

I respect the potential, but I won't loose sleep over it.

slateberry said...

Yeah, Boston is due for a mag 6 sometime in the next 500 years. Worry? No. Know where the shutoff valve for my gas is? Yep!

Hee hee, 6 must sound so puny to you Californians. But with our soils and masonry foundations, it would be bad. Hmmm, maybe my fieldstone basement isn't the best place to stash my emergency water supply...

LydiaO said...

Hi Craig
How are those doors coming? *grin*
Lydia

Greg said...

Doors? What doors?

Oh, those doors? Yes, that is a good question. How are those doors coming?

LydiaO said...

LOL! I want to see pictures!! (Greg is saying Oh great, a nagging follower) *giggle*

Karen Anne said...

Have you signed up for stucco house's "bungalow" actually any old house blog tour:

http://stuccohouse.blogspot.com/

Maureen said...

Missing the blog! 5/11/11

Rukkfrotz the 2nd said...

Hoping you will wake up from your hibernation, or March Madness. Figure that the parlor would be well under way by now.

Stained glass looks really, really good.

Jayne said...

What Maureen said! 5Jun11

G. Robison said...

Are you still alive?? I suspect a lot of people are in Petch withdrawal about now.

I was hoping to see the parlor project this year. Any plans for it?

Christine Thresh said...

Are you OK? I've been checking your blog and you have not posted in a long time.
You must have the doors ready by now. Please post.

slateberry said...

Aw c'mon guys give Greg a break. Nobody could keep up that pace forever. Besides, a silence that lasts this long could only mean one thing: great sex. I'd say he's got his priorities straight. I've been hanging out on the old house forum at gardenweb while waiting for things to pick up in eureka. Anybody else stumble on good reading? Please share. I still haven't found anything to compete with perch for style, content, or heart. Casa decrepit was a wild ride though.