Friday, April 18, 2008

Did You Feel That?

An earthquake....in Indiana? Actually, it was centered in S.E. Illinois, but it woke me up (around 5:30) here in central Indiana. At first, I thought John was up and making too much noise; the handles on the dressers in the bedroom were rattling, and there was a general feeling of moving---as if he was stomping on the floor. I said, "What is all that noise??" My thoughts were, 'It's happening again. I can sleep in a little today (and I could have used that--Evan was up a lot last night), and something is waking me up!' John said, "I think that was an earthquake." He went out to the living room, and I settled back in bed, hoping to get some more sleep. John came back in a minute later and said that the news reported that there was an earthquake. I, of course, felt the need to watch the reports, which meant sleeping was over. Unreal, a day off, and once again, I'm up a half hour earlier than usual!
We've lived here for 16 years. We both grew up in Connecticut where there aren't a lot of natural disaster worries. When we moved here, I was terrified of the tornado reputation of the area. I'm still worried about them, but my heart doesn't start racing anymore at the first sign of a thunderstorm. Now earthquakes? I know, there's a good chance that it won't happen again for another decade or even longer. I just have to keep telling myself that :0

3 comments:

Kim said...

I would say a very good chance. The last earthquake in that area that I remember was like 20 years ago. Maybe more

FXSmom said...

Not cool!!

Kristiem10 said...

What a way to wake up, huh?