Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I Feel the Earth Move Under my Feet

But thankfully, the sky didn't come tumbling down.

I was in a dressing room this morning at a local thrift store, when I felt the floor shaking under my feet. "Is this an earthquake?", I thought. And then there was a big jolt. I assumed a surfer-type position with my arms out to balance, as I heard glass shattering from the breakables that fell from the shelves.

My heart was racing. All of the native Californians who knew what to do ran out of the store and stood in the parking lot for a while in case there were any after shocks. After awhile, everyone came back in and it was business as usual.

Hubs came and found me at the store to make sure I was okay (our cell phone service was out for about an hour after the quake). He told me that a few picture frames got knocked down off of shelves in our house, but other than that, everything is fine. Thank God we were both safe. 

As I drift off to bed with six large framed photos of our wedding hanging over our heads, I'm feeling really good about our decision to hang them with earthquake-proof hooks.

7 comments:

Eloise said...

Hey Starshine! I found your blog via Mrs G's and I've been lurking here ever since. The earthquake made the news all the way over here in Australia - I'm glad you're ok :)

Cari said...

Glad to hear that y'all are OK! I was thinking of you when I heard the news yesterday!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I was wondering how you were doing yesterday as well. Thanks for the update! And I'm really glad you have strong hooks over your bed as well!

I used to like earthquakes. A particularly strong one will cure you of that, though, and the one in '89 cured me. Not so fun now.

Mrs. G. said...

I'm glad you are both OK. Good call on those hooks!

Autumn's Mom said...

I'm glad you used those earthquake proof hooks as well!! Have you had many aftershocks?

Dana Cheryl said...

Good to know that all is well... I work for at&t and we'd planned a "mock disaster" evacuation yesterday however it was cancelled when two of our building were shut down w/ real emergencies in LA.

I didn't even know "they" made earthquake proof hooks! Necessity truly is the mother of invention. :)

mrs. blogoway said...

I'm glad you're okay!!

I found out about the earthquake on all the cali blogs I read, NOT the news. Isn't that funny?