Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Felt that 5.9

Freaky Tuesday
I was sitting at my desk and all of a sudden my chair started shaking and the door rattling. I hopped up hurried into my boss's office and said, "What's going on?" as the room shook.
"Earthquake," he replied.
I can't imagine being caught in one that destroys and causes fatalities, although for a few seconds my imagination was working overtime. All I could think was, Where do I go? What do I do? We have all kind of drills were I work for a variety of situations, but this one had never come up before.
A couple of the windows cracked on the floor above me, but that seems to be the extent of it. Later, after the excitement died down, my husband, who works almost directly above me one floor up, said, "I'm glad I didn't drop in(i.e.through the ceiling) for a visit." Whew, me too.


Faith Bicknell said...

Felt it all the way up here in Ohio just a few miles from Wheeling, WV.

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Faith,
Yeah, I can't believe the distance it traveled. Glad you're okay.

Faith Bicknell said...

Luckily no one was seriously hurt or killed in the quake. Gotta say, tho, that I'm really pleased with how well things like the railways nuclear plants, etc., automatically shut down for safety measures. The U.S. is top notch in being careful like that.

Glad all is well!

Sandra Cox said...

Me too! That could be really nasty.

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Glad everyone is okay. Wow! Even though we have earthquake drills, they happen so fast you sort of don't know what to do. My kids are way better about reacting than I am.

anny cook said...

Wow. That was quite a shake!

Sandra Cox said...

It was a bit of a surprise. That's for sure.