Saturday, January 24, 2009


This morning I was laying on my bed, refusing to get out of it (it is my one and only day I can even consider doing that), and it started shaking.  I looked around to see which of my children managed to silently climb on the bed and jump, but there was no one in sight.  I didn't think any thing else of it until Doug called.
"Did you feel the earthquake?"
"We had an earthquake."
"Are we supposed to have those?"
"Uh, we ARE on the Ring of Fire."
"Oh, can we move?"
Then Doug's boss called to see if we felt it at our house - I think she lives about a mile away.  She said she was in her bedroom and the bed started shaking and she could see the clothes in the closet swaying back and forth.  She said the first time she was in an earthquake here she was in the waiting room in the pharmacy and things were falling off the shelves.  Doug said this time, his stool started shaking and he wondered what was wrong with his stool until he looked up and all the signs in the store were swaying back and forth.  

This is a map of the recent earthquake activity - today's was a 5.73.  I had no idea they were happening all of the time, but they were just too small to notice.  Evidently, there have already been 17 just today and it's only 9:00 a.m.!  There have been 145 since 3:22 on Wednesday.
This morning I asked Nolan what we should do today and he enthusiastically announced, "Go potty!" and ran to the bathroom.  Okay, that too...


Koren said...

It sounds like you need to move back to the Wasatch Front where you will be safe......

JoLynne said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Erin. Thanks for the visit. Yes, the cold....the ice....earthquakes...and now a possible eruption?! Dont know if you've heard but Mt Redoubt is in an elevated level of activity. It is beautiful to look at, but I am not sure I am ready for all of this excitement in less than 27 days of the new year! Hang in there! We are nearing the end. Of winter I mean! lol Take care and stay safe.