Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I felt the earth move...under my feet...

Hi folks!  Just a quickie to let you know we are OK.  I will have another update soon, but I know there may be a few that have heard about our little "shake up" here today.  I was having a stitching day with my pal Sonya, when we felt a little jolt, then it started shaking harder, then the walls seemed to wobble and dishes rattled, and we bolted for the door.  I got a call from my son who was home alone at the time and he was calling from underneath the dining room table.  So...that ended my stitching day earlier than I expected.

Apparently a 5.9 quake hit in-between Fredericksburg, Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia.  It was felt by some friends of mine in Maine and my cousin in North Carolina.  My Mom in New York didn't feel it though.  It's not my first earthquake, but it probably was the hardest one I've felt.  I came home to find some of my furniture had moved, my Grandfather clock had stopped running because of the shaking, and it took me 30 minutes to find my cat who had to be coaxed out from under a bed and who ran and hid somewhere else.  Fortunately nothing was damaged except my frayed nerves and my most wonderful afternoon of stitching was brought to a screeching halt.  I'm thankful that nothing worse happened.  

I got a reminder phone call from the physical therapist about an appointment tomorrow, and I told her if nothing hit me from future aftershocks, I would be there!  She chuckled...

I'm beginning to wonder, though, we had severe thunderstorms on Friday and Sunday with flash flooding in some areas, today an earthquake and I hear there may be a hurricane headed our way later this week.  Is someone trying to tell us something?  Ah well, I'll be like Scarlet O'Hara and say, "I'll worry about that tomorrow"....today is a lovely day, low humidity and comfortable temperatures...so I'll just live in the moment for now.

After checking on facebook, I see that most of my friends and family are safe, so I'm off to put a few more stitches in...alone...miss you Sonya!  Thanks for the time we spent together today and lunch...sorry I had to dash away so early.  Next time I'll bring you home with me and you can laugh at the antics of my son who has never been in an earthquake alone before.  LOL!!!

*Hugs*

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you and your family are safe! Sorry it wrecked havoc with your stitching afternoon! We had a good house shaking here in Madison.

Robin in Virginia

Nancy said...

Glad you are ok. We are only about 20 miles from the epicenter, my husband was home and he said he began to worry if the house was going to stay standing...a few things fell off of shelves and pictures went askew but nothing major. Hope you were able to get in a few more stitches this afternoon!

Mouse said...

sooo glad you were all safe ... been in two earthquakes over here so know how it feels .... sorry it wrecked your stitching afternoon . how dare it ..lol love mouse xxxx

Veronica said...

Yikes! How scary. Living in Malaysia, I've never experienced an earthquake before and hope I never will. Glad to hear you and yours are all safe and sound.