Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Totally weird - my first earthquake!

Cecilia and I were downstairs watching TV when the whole place started rumbling.  For a second I thought John Paul was just jumping on the bed REALLY hard.  Then everything started shaking harder and I thought the water heater was about to explode so I grabbed Cecilia and RAN upstairs!  I turned on the monitor to make sure John Paul wasn't freaking out.  He was totally silent - apparently THIS is what we need to get the kid to shut up when he should be napping...  Things were shaking a little less at this point and I saw a few neighbors outside so I went out to find out what was going on.

It's kind of nice that we live around a bunch of old people - all of them remember earthquakes from like, 30 or 40 years ago and they *knew* that's what it was.  Came back inside and checked facebook immediately after google failed to confirm my suspicions - everybody had statuses up talking about an earthquake, so I figured that must be what it was.  Then I found out it was rated 5.8 on the Richter scale - not too shabby!

Our total damage?  The palms behind a crucifix fell down and a few things I keep on the stove fell as well:

If that's what an earthquake feels like, I'm never moving to California!

Where were you?  Did you feel it?

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