Tuesday, August 23, 2011

5.9 Earthquake

5.9 Earthquake?! I was sitting at my desk at work and my office started shaking. I thought maybe it was construction going on underneath me. BUT the the floor started swaying and it got stronger. I poked my head out the door to make sure it wasn't my imagination.
As soon as I saw others I realized I was experiencing an earthquake. I got a little scared and braced myself in the doorway like a nerd ;).
I work on a college campus and found myself evacuated with hundreds of others. What worried me was the lack of communication.  My cell could not call out to Kevin or daycare. I was FINALLY able to reach out via text. Everyone was fine.
The college closed and I headed home!! I am grateful for the lack of aftershocks so far and only a few fallen picture frames.
My father and I put together a picture of what happened this afternoon using Connor's Little People .....

1 comment:

  1. Standing in a doorway is not being a nerd. It is the smart thing to do. Too many people said they "ran over to the window to see what was happening." Are you kidding me? WORST thing to do! Stay away from windows and make sure there is nothing heavy above you (like a ceiling fan) that could fall on you. Unless you're on a higher floor than the ground, get in a doorway. It's a good thing this was just a small quake or a lot of people would have gotten hurt from lack of knowing the right thing to do.