Friday, April 18, 2008

Earthquake

Kris left this morning around 5 am and afterwards I fell into a deep sleep. At 5:38 am I woke up to our house shaking, rattling, and rolling like crazy! The dressers were moving, the ceiling fan looked like it wanted to break free, and the amount of noise outside was incredible! Terrified, I lay very still for about 1.5 minutes until it all stopped. I had no idea if I was dreaming or hallucinating, but either way, I was freaked out! I called Kris, who was on his way to work, to ask if he'd felt anything. Of course he said no, so I was even more convinced that I'd gone crazy! I swore it was an earthquake and being as early as it was, there was no one to confirm my suspicions! When I woke up this morning, I logged on to facebook to see Leslie Galema's status say something about an earthquake as well. Now I knew I wasn't nutty! I called Mom and she confirmed! A 5.4 earthquake hit Illinois at 5:37 am...the largest in over 40 years. The quake was felt in many neighboring states and I'm sure scared thousands of people to death, like it did me! Fortunately no one was hurt and the only thing lost here was sleep! I must say, I've felt them before, but that was by far the largest and scariest...especially since I was home alone :-(

6 comments:

The Tea Leaf said...

woah! scary! glad you are safe.

The Tea Leaf said...

btw.. thanks for you comments on my post! They always brighten my day. That would be SO COOL if you came and visited me some day, you are always welcome. I will send you my address by email. LOVE YOU!!!!

Mel said...

I did not know that there are earthquakes in the midwest nor Kentucky! Scary!

Ryan and Laura said...

Crazy earthquakes in KY?! I miss earthquakes...if I were in one it would mean I was in Cali...oh man. I hope that everyone is okay. Earthquakes can be way scary if you're not used to them. Also- I think you and Mere should maybe come to Utah and we can all meet up there or something. Let me know if you're going to P-town for a wedding or anything. It would be a good excuse to get together.

Joy said...

I was in Il visiting Brandyn and Jen and also was awakened by the earthquake! who would have thought huh? The after shocks were pretty strong too. Lots of fun!

Berkley, Meredith and Tanner said...

I think I'm a weirdo because when I was a kid, I loved earthquakes. We felt quite a few in CA. Is that normal?? haha