Oh. My. God... we just had the Mother of all Earthquakes...
At least, it felt like it in the sub floored, rickety building I was in for Baseball Sign ups tonight.
William and Alex were in there with me.
There was a TumbleTots group meeting in the big auditorium, and it was horrible hearing
4 and 5 year olds scream bloody murder... during an earthquake.
Alex was directly under a big Bingo light up board that "shook like a polaroid picture" to quote a song.
I was born and raised here in Beautiful California,
and I will NEVER get used to these stupid things. Ever.
There is no warning... no foreseen weather pattern, no wind sheer, no dopplar device, no nothing to predict these stupid things.
I was calm... more worried for my men, so I didn't want to freak them out.
We calmly walked under a doorway and waited it out.
It was about 15-20 seconds long.
Doesn't sound like much... but for an earthquake... that's all you need.
Of course... Alex, after it's over and we are gathering up the money and applications that we
dropped at the first shake, says...
"Mom, we are studying Plate Tectonics in school, and that felt like an "S" pattern shock."
I looked at him... bewildered at the kid... and agreed... it did.
I took a whole course in college on Plate Tectonics, thinking way back then, that knowing all I could about them and understanding how necessary they are... I would learn to
gulp...for lack of a better term...gulp... like them.
Nope it didn't work.
Oh. just learned from the news it was a 5.0 and the center was 2 miles from us.
Not as big as I thought, but the subfloor may have accounted for the extra shakage.
I'm rambling... I'm still on edge... can you tell?
I FREAKING HATE EARTHQUAKES!
But no... I WILL NEVER MOVE FROM THIS STATE.
It is THE most fabulous place to live.
Perfect weather all year round... I know Floridians say they do...
but we don't get all the rain or humidity.
Oh crap... I'm still rambling...
I'm going to watch the news now.