Friday, April 18, 2008

I Felt the Earth Move

At about 4:30 this morning, I woke up and my bed was shaking. Now, I would like to tell you a tale about why that was happening, but the truth is, I had no clue. I convinced myself it was a train going by; the tracks are just a few blocks away. Of course, I heard no train, but at 4:30 in the morning, I'm easily persuaded by slightly weak arguments.

An hour later, the clock went off and the charming NPR commentator was talking about the earthquake that rumbled through the Midwest. Oh!!!!

So there we are -the second earthquake of my whole life. It's a strange feeling!


Lisa :-] said...

When I heard about the quake on the radio, I wondered if you'd felt it. And earthquake in Illinois is like a tornado in Oregon (which we had this past winter, by the way...) Maybe the world really IS coming to an end! ;)

Michael said...

I seem doomed (or blessed, depending on your perspective) to sleep through these things. Also didn't notice the aftershock at around 10:15 this morning.

Renee said...

A few more and you'll feel like a pro, trust me. ;)