Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I feel the Earth move
Last night, while watching tv with my kids, the house started to sway a little and then the windows started to rattle. Immediately I new it was an earthquake because I had been in a good sized quake in the state of Washington and I will tell you it has a very distinct feeling. You can read about ours last night here. At least this time I actually knew what was happening. When I first experienced the quake in Wa. I had no idea what was going on. I always heard it felt like a violent shaking. It doesn't. It feels like a swaying action, even when it hits past 6.0. I actually thought my neighbor, who was a looney, was jackhammering in his bathtub upstairs. He was known for doing wacko renovations to his apartment. I grabbed my two boys and headed out the back door, but when I looked up I noticed the trees were swaying. That's when it hit me, earthquake. By the time I realized it, it was almost over. I didn't recognize it as an earthquake because like I said, it didn't feel at all like what I had heard it was supposed to feel like. Last night however, I remembered that exact feeling, and that was what I was feeling at that exact moment. Thank God it was mild and only lasted about 15 seconds. It's just weird to feel your house moving while your in it.