When I first began to put this all together the sounds and later symptoms and the quakes that followed each sound or symptom change. I was trying to figure out a format that would not take a rocket scientist to figure out and would be relatively easy to keep up.
Project Migraine had a single sheet of paper called a ” Log In Form ” but it was not what I wanted or needed to keep track of what was happening.
I opted for a calendar. You know the type, they were the large office calendars with large blank squares with only the date on each square.
I would feel or hear something and then 3 days later I would write down what had happened. Remember this was before the internet and WWW so all the information had to come from the newspapers, television news programs and or the radio. Much came from the radio 2nd was the newspaper and television came in 3rd.
Since they were reporting these events on the news they had to have made an impact, so they never reported any thing below a 5.0 magnitude, unless it was felt strongly by many people or there was damage.
I am including a link for a free calendar online similar to the ones I used in the beginning. I used the calendar for almost 3 years to get most of my symptoms and sounds down to memory. I am also going to include a photo of what they look like when they are filled out.
One thing I did was use colored pens. Black, Blue, Red, Green and Violet. If I was feeling something one day and then 3 days later it happened, it would be in the same color. Sometimes there were no reports but over 95% of the time something was reported on that 3rd day.
I found this so much easier than a diary although you can put more information on the pages of a book, I like the instant ability to see what day I felt what so if I felt it again, I knew what to watch for.
Here is the link