Shake and shimmy

posted by harlie in day-to-day, family

We’ve had a lot of concerned phone calls and texts after news of the 6.0 earthquake south of Napa. We’re fine. We’re about a 45-60 minute drive from the epicenter and that makes all the difference. In fact, while I felt the quake, I didn’t think it was serious one until I heard about it later that day. I woke up to the bed doing a bit of a shimmy and heard the house rattling a bit. It lasted a while, but it still took me a while to realize it was probably an earthquake. After things stopped moving, I just listened. After I didn’t hear any serious creaking, cracking, crashing, crying or alarms going off, I just went back to sleep. The rest of the family slept through it.

That said, we have some friends nearer the epicenter and there was some considerable damage up north. It sounds as if they are recovering quickly, but even though everyone is safe, it’s always a scary and potentially expensive experience.

Meanwhile, though we’ve been reminded to check our emergency supplies and our flashlight batteries, we’re a-ok.

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