Sunday, June 12, 2005

Mother Nature

We just had an earthquake! Oh how I hate them. It's been a while since I felt one. You grow comfortable and forget about the possibilities. No two ever are quite the same either. This was a gradual roll that lasted maybe twenty seconds. A short time, but while it is happening, it feels too long. I sat and listened, waiting to see if it would get worse. I thought about the bookcases to the left of my bed that I just moved in here to my bedroom. While I was placing them I thought that I should anchor them to the wall since they are so close to my bed. A bad earthquake could topple them on me if I were laying in bed at the time. I haven't done it yet. I think a trip to Home Depot is in store for me today.

23 comments:

freeepeace said...

Ah. You just confirmed my quake experience.  This one was a 'fun' one -- the rolling kind.  Yes, lasted long enough.  20 seconds is a LONG time for the earth to move without our knowledge, y'know?

ABSOLUTELY anchor that bookcase.  We did that with Andi's.  Do it with all 'loose' furniture.  Maybe even put a brace for the front of your books and things too, so they don't go flying out.  Just a thought.

P.S.  Andi slept through her first earthquake!

yakima127 said...

Yikes...rolling, shaking ground without our consent is just NOT my idea of fun...have fun at Home Depot!  JAE

onestrangecat said...

please anchor those bookcases!  glad it was a "small" earthquake.
i see that Andi slept through it.  LOL she would have been so freaked out if she had felt it.

Kathy

andreakingme said...

My first head's up about the earthquake was a call from Ken. "So you survived," he said. And like usual, I said, "Huh?"

I slept through it. Yep, slept through my first quake. I'm a bit disappointed.

babyshark28 said...

Wow.
I experienced a few of them in my life.
and it's just something you could never get used too.
The seconds do last forever.
glad your not hurt!
::wondering if this is andi's first::

babyshark28 said...

Oh,  I guess I should read comments before I leave my own
comments, lol!

ryanagi said...

wooooow...spooky!

readmereadyou said...

So sorry you had to go through that. I remember those days in CA. That is scary.
Angela

sieblonde said...

Wow.  That has to be so unnerving.   And yes, I think brackets would be a very good idea...lol  ~Sie

coy1234787 said...

OMG ... take necessary precautions. We're trying to kick the hurricane season off in style here in South Florida. Have not seen the sun in days!
                                *** Coy ***

indigosunmoon said...

I heard about the quake on the news today, and thought
about you and Trish too!
Glad it wasn't anything terribly bad!
Lovish!
Connie

lisaram1955 said...

Scarey!  Bolt that bookcase to the freakin' wall...  Lisa  :-]  

geminiwilder said...

glad nothing toppled over on you!  i hope you've got them anchored to the wall now.  i read that it was 75 miles away from you.  we once felt an earthquake here that happened several hundred miles away.  very strange!!  

ksgal3133 said...

omg I'm glad that you are okay!!

Gretchen

nellemclaughlin said...

Living in the Northeast I can't imagine what one would be like. I would deffinitely get everything above my head firmly attached though! Good luck! Nelle

judithheartsong said...

definitely anchor those shelves....... xoxoxox, judi

harmonygroove79 said...

ewww...earthquakes!  We actually had one in GA a year or two ago...and I totally felt it.  It was like big booking thunder shaking the apt.  The water in my glass slowly rocked back in forth..it was the weirdest thing.  Glad you're safe though!

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derossetfamily said...

definitely get the bookshelf anchored! wouldnt be a fun way to wake up! eek!
~Mary

deabvt said...

Anchorings a great Idea!
V

lamove04 said...

Somehow I missed hearing about it... glad it never got worse!  btw, there are no FUN earthquakes, Trish!!!  :-O!  --Albert

mikethedawg said...

Gosh, hope you didn't venture out to Home Depot in the wee hours of the morning, because accordinng to Trish...They close at night.

hope5555 said...

Anchoring your bookcases is a good idea.  Also putting little ledges on your shelves that you keep breakable dishes in. When I lived in California I had these padded containers that I kept my "good" china in.

Want to know something wierd though? I sort of miss earthquakes.  Even the big one in 1989 (where the Bay Bridge collapsed) was sort of exciting.  On the other hand, since we've moved to the midwest, I have nightmares about tornados!

aiibrat said...

The Sunday earthquake was definitely a shaker.  -=)