Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I Feel the Earth. Move. Under my Feet.

..I feel the sky tumballin' down.... (Carole King)
Ok, so maybe it wasn't that bad, but still, an earthquake is pretty darn scary!
Ethan and I were enjoying the 329th viewing of CARS, when all of a sudden it felt like someone was picking up the couch.  I literally thought Louie was somehow moving the furniture (his whopping 10 lb.).  I looked over to see the leaves on my plant trembling.  The entertainment center was still wobbling for a good 20 seconds.  It doesn't sound like that long, but sit still, count to 20 and imagine the whole house being rocked back and forth for that long.  It was kind of frightening.  I grabbed Ethan (who had no idea of what was happening) and pulled him toward me.  Louie ran in his crate.  And Hannah, well she was sleeping and she continued to sleep.  So I guess it wasn't that bad.  Paul called just as I was checking on her to see if we were ok.  He was at work and said all the keys on the filing cabinets were jingling.  I walked into the kitchen and my corkscrew that's hanging from a hook under the cupboards was still swaying side to side.  I have a felt a couple other ones since we've been here, but this was the longest by far.  One in the apartment, that was just a big thud and I thought someone had ran a car into the building, and another while in labor with Hannah.  That one was more intense seeing as we were on the 5th floor of the hospital.  So, there you have it, an earthquake, totally blog-worthy news.
Oh, and Hannah's sitting up. :)


Anonymous said...

Cool! you'll miss that kind of fun, back in the States all you'll get are hurricanes, ice storms, tornados, etc

usmcfamily04 said...

wow! what an exciting day! I remember the ONE time in CA that I felt the TINIEST aftershocks from an earthquake--it was SO weird. Just like you said, the furniture just started vibrating....I prayed and prayed for it to happen again--LOL.

Yay for Hannah!