Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Did You Feel The Earth Move?

Last night, while I was napping on the recliner, and Mom was eating her dinner, the house started shaking and rumbling and making noise. Mom looked up. The stuff in the dungeon was making a heck of a racking. Dishes were clinking on the shelves.  The house was MOVING!

It lasted a long time. Mom jumped up and looked around. She went to the window, to see if it was the wind.  Nope.  She went out onto the porch, to see if the neighbors or somebody drove a car into the building, even though she knew an ordinary metal masheen could not make the house move that much.

She looked over at me. I looked back.

Finally, she gave up wondering and went back to eating.

When she was giving the dirty dishes a bath later, she wondered if maybe we had had an earthquake.  She got on the computer and found the news.... Yes! This area experienced a 4.6 earthquake, and the epicenter was about an hour's drive away. That freaked Mom out but good. She called Mim-may to see if she had felt it. She turned on the news. Everybody felt it.

Mom says she remembers another, much smaller earthquake when Mr Karate was a little kit.  She hopes she never goes through one again. She was in a right tizzy.

Me? I went back to napping.


Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Oh WOW! We dint feel it at all. From HERE, TBT makes more shaking just walking around.

Poppy Q said...

Scary for you ladies. We had one yesterday, and a 5.5 one today, so we are kind of used to them.

Take care.

Julie and Poppy Q

Megan said...

I didn't feel it either Millie. I'm pleased that you weren't freaked out and were able just to go back to sleep. But, it sounds like you could have comforted your mom a little.

Sydney, Australia

Sparkle said...

We live in the land of earthquakes. It has to be over a 6.0 to get us excited!

The Paw Relations said...

OMC! How scary for you and your mom. We're luck that we don't get many earthquakes here in the UK

Random Felines said...

very scary......we live in the middle of the country, so not much of a chance here, but mom says she experienced one when she lived in PA and it was more weird than anything cause it was over before they could figure out what happened :)

Shaggy and Scout said...

We thought about you & another friend we have in Maine last night when we heard about it.

Quiltdivajulie said...

4.6 ?!?? Wow! Glad you and your mom are okay!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

That is scary! We had three in the Dallas area, but did not feel any of them!

Just Ducky said...

Scary, glad you are OK.

Sasha + Saku said...

Yikes, glad to hear you and mom are okay! We've never had one thank goodness...we know we'd be very scared.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku