Friday, April 18, 2008

Movin' & Shakin'

I would be remiss if I don't note the earthquake of today. We live in Indiana, for goodness sake - this is NOT normal. We have tornadoes and horrible thunder and lightening storms, blizzards (once every several years), and various other things but not earthquakes. I've felt maybe one other in my life and it was nothing compared to today.

Andrew woke up at 5:37, went to the bathroom, came back to bed, and went back to sleep. I noted that he got up and asked what time it was and then promptly fell back asleep to catch the final zzz's before getting up for work. 45 minutes later, we got up after hitting snooze a couple of times (a very bad habit) and Andrew mentioned that he had felt the house shaking which is why he had woken up early. Now, I must, as an aside, mention that my husband occasionally sleep walks, gets disoriented, and talks in his sleep. So with that information and having not felt anything myself, I laughed and said I was sure it was nothing. :)

Fast forward an hour. I arrived at work and my co-worker mentioned the earthquake that happened at 5:37 and that it was a 5.4 on the Richter Scale. I was so surprised! I called Andrew and let him know that he was right! Then he was the incredulous one and thought I was kidding. :)

At 11:15 I had my second to last patient for the morning when I felt the floor moving and my light started bouncing up and down. It lasted for several seconds. No big deal except that I work on the 17th floor of one of the taller buildings downtown and my car was parked in our underground parking garage! Yikes! I didn't like it. :)

Anyway, all is well. The 2nd earthquake or tremor measured 4.5 (I think). I guess we may have more? It's been quite the breaking news here in the midwest. It's just so uncommon and I guess that at least the 1st one was felt as far away as West Virginia. So that's the fun here. It's a beautiful day and I have much to do so I'll see ya later!


Heather L. said...

Wow, I missed the second one -- I was driving and never noticed Bummer! I thought the first one was kind of cool -- but not cool if you were on floor 17 of a building!

Mob said...

I would never have thought that you would have earthquakes either. Its expected here in CA, but not Indiana. I was living in the Bay Area in '89 when the big one hit. I think it was 7.1, it was REALLY scary. Like being on a roller coaster, but standing up.