Tuesday, August 23, 2011
We Survived the Earthquake of 2011
Mack and I were home alone with Grandmother and the kitties when the earthquake hit at about 2:00PM today. Hu-mom said she wished she were home so she could have seen how we acted. When she got home a little later, we were fine. We don't have any damage that we can see and are holding our breaths for after shocks. Hu-mom and dad have lived through worse earthquakes when they lived in California. But hu-mom said it scared the you know what out of her when it hit. She was sitting a red light. She said it felt like someone was on the back bumper and shaking the car. Then she noticed that the other cars were doing the same thing and the signal light was swinging. Then she realized what was going on. All of the other family members have similar stories except for Josh. He said he was driving and didn't feel a thing.. Hu-mom tried to call hu-dad and the siblings, but cell phones weren't working. Texting wasn't working either. It's been a few hours, the roads are a mess with traffic (most offices closed early so buildings could be inspected), damage reports are coming in but no reports of any deaths! Texting came back first and then cells. It seems that Verizon is most popular because some of the smaller companies didn't have that much of a problem.
We are blessed that there is so bodily injury and little damage to property.
We hope our other Virginia/DC/Maryland friends are safe and sound!