Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Earthquake

The extent of the "damage" of today's earthquake that struck at 11:42AM just miles from our house. I watched the living room furniture rise and fall and it was very eery. Skoopi walked in circles, while Sandy laid on the floor with her ears flat on her head. I'm extremely proud of how calm I was, I moved to the doorway and just waited it out. It took a few minutes for me to realize the house had stopped shaking and it was my knees still shaking.

Several years ago pre-kids, we were awoken by some shaking at 4am. I dragged Mr. Man to the bathtub for safety, where we stood and listened to the radio for damage reports. Ten minutes later Mr. Man rubbed his bleary eyes as though he were waking up. He then said, "Uh.. why are we in the bathtub, it's not a tornado, just an earthquake" I'm not the most rational person in a crisis.

6 comments:

Beth said...

Glad you're al ok out there!
I cracked up at the rush to the bathtub story! ;)
Doorway for earthquakes, woman! Bathtubs are for tornadoes... :P

Beth said...

al=all. too excited to type right...

Tammy said...

i didn't even feel it...dang it! cody said it was like surfing in the living room though. glad you are all okay. go straighten that picture now, would ya? it's killing me to think it's still hanging there all kattywhompus!

Brooke said...

Crazy! I hadn't even heard about it yet - if it aint' an earthquake, it's a wildfire...sure you don't want to move to Utah? :)

Steph said...

I lol at your bathtub story. i have a dilemna for you, we were in Jamba juice at the spectrum when the quake hit. We were standing right in front of 15-foot tall windows that ran along the whole store, 6 feet away from a counter behind us. Where do you go? As i watched the glass warble and wave, i prayed that it was safety glass. i had horrible images of my 2 children being torn to shreds by these HUGE windows as they came crashing down on us. Glad you guys were home and (relatively) save in the bathtub.

christina said...

I love earthquak stories! The idea is scary but which is a worse ride, a fair/canival coaster or a 5.2?