Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Another first...

Today about 11:45 a.m. I was minding my own business in the kitchen chatting on the phone with work when what I thought was the wind started really making noise...

Christine, from work, then said "hold on we are having an earthquake."

My response was something like "holy sh*t, holy sh*t, what do I do!!!!" Repeat 5 times.

She then calmly said "CALM DOWN! Get in a doorway and hold on."

So of course I get in the first door way I could, my butt touching one side and my hands on the other scared to death. The quake lasted for about 1 minute, longest minute of my life if you ask me. It was the freakiest thing EVER. I looked outside and everything was just swaying, it felt like I was on a very rocky boat. Talk about vertigo. Finally it stopped and I was so relieved. Zimm my next door neighbor came over to make sure everything was okay.

I asked, "what the heck was that?!"

He said "that was an earthquake, how did you like it?"

I said "I didn't. That was the first one I had felt and hoped it was my last."

He laughed.

Poor Boomer knew what was happening before all of us. She was sunbathing in the back yard and came running into the kitchen, I just thought she was smelling the lemon bars I was baking but actually she was coming to be with me. Such a sweetie!

So I survived my first earthquake. I sure am getting the full California experience but I do wish the Welcome Wagon would stop knocking on my door!


Bethany said...

SCARY! I happened to click on the TV right around noon and they were running a special report about it. I immediately thought of you and some of my new blog friends that live in the area. I am glad to hear you are fine...and I certainly hope you don't have to experience another one!

When people find out I am from Kansas, 90% of them have something to say about tornados and how scary that must be, etc... Seriously, when you spend your first 26 years in KS, tornados aren't really that scary...at least you KNOW when they are coming!!

Hope the rest of your day is UNeventful!!

Christie's Endless Craze said...

Yes by the time I left home, about 1:00, there were reporting 26 after shocks, but I did not feel one of them!