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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'm All Shook Up


That's right, folks, I live in So. California and we just got All Shook Up by a 5.4 earthquake. The epicenter was about 15 miles from my house, so we got a real good shake here. All my poor little animals are freaked out and my heart is still beating about a mile a minute, even though it's been approximately 45 minutes ago. Only felt one aftershock and it was very slight. When the quake hit, I was here at my computer. Remember all those decorative jars I bought last year? They are all sitting up on top of my computer desk, just inches above my head. Let me tell you, when the shaking started, I thought, "O no, those jars are going to come down right on top of my head!" So I quickly got out of the way, and, thankfully, none of them came down. I did have one vintage plate fall off the top of my kitchen cupboards and break, plus an antique teacup given to me by Hubs fell down off its shelf and broke. Our damage was extremely minimal compared to what it could have been. I have glass containers and china ALL.OVER.MY.HOUSE! Hubs and kidlet weren't home, we've all been in touch with each other and everyone is okay. My animals, other than just being scared half to death, are all okay. And things? They can be replaced. For those of you who've never experienced and earthquake - the good thing is that they only last seconds, not hours like when you're dealing with a tornado or hurricane, and once the shaking stops, you know if you've survived it or not! I dont like earthquakes, but I'll take earthquakes any day over the above mentioned types of storms that occur elsewhere in the country.

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

I would take those glass jars down for a few days :-P just to be on the safe side! I guess the shaking didn't get as far as Fresno, or else I was to busy sHoPpInG to notice lol

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I'm so very glad that you're OK! And if I lived in southern California? I think my house and all it's contents would be made of Nerf.

It's All Good! said...

Glad you're ok, Brenda. Is that you're first experience?
My bff used to live in Oakland. Whenever we'd visit they'd take us over the Oakland Bay bridge to SF and that would always be my prayer...that no quake would happen while we were driving over it. Crazy, I know. I'm weird like that I guess!
God bless,
Brenda

It's All Good! said...

Hi again, Brenda, I was reading on another blog about some stuff called Museum Wax that's used to hold stuff down in case of earthquakes. You probably already know about it, but I thought I'd pass the info along. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FJRY3M
Not that another earthquake will hit ya or anything!
God bless,
Brenda

Cheryl said...

Ok missy~ you need to stop shaking and start blogging again :-P

It's All Good! said...

Hey there lady. Missing you in blogland. Hope everything is all right with you and yours.
Have a wonderful week.
the other Brenda!