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!




20 comments:

Payton said...

Hi Minnie and Mack! Thanks so much for posting...we were wondering if you guys were ok. Hope it didn't scare you too bad, but make sure your hu-mom gives you both a treat regardless! I've only been in one and it was mild, but it was my parents first too and in the middle of the night so they grabbed me and went in a closet cause they thought it was a tornado (since we live in that alley). Heehee!
Love,
Payton

Frankie Furter said...

I guess it SCARED a Year of your life away... since you said 2012. hehehe

I am SOOOOOOOO glad that you are all SAFE and have no peeps or property damage.

Please keep us posted ... on the pawsibility of AFTER SHOCKS!!! I'll hope you don't have ANY. Stay SAFE.. BUTT what about the Hurricane??? Isn't it supposed to come your way too??? I HOPE NOT.

dw said...

So glad you're all okay (well, at least you WILL be okay once 2012 gets here, hehe!). I think you deserve treats for being so brave during the earthquake!

K9 Katastrophie said...

We are so relieved that you all are fine. We are praying for all the earth quake victims!

Licks,
Ruthie

Gracie the Agility Pug said...

Glad you're OK. Whew!

Minnie and Mack said...

OK, you guys caught me! Thanks....someone mentioned that the end of the world is supposed to come in 2012 and I guess I had THAT on my mind...so I have edited the post and it now shows 2011.

Hu-mom

Chicas Libelulas said...

Hola Chicos!!
We are Glad Everyone is Ok!!
Bechos
Spongy & Licky

Furrie Friends said...

Glad you all are ok, hope you don't get hit by the hurricane. although I am glad it's going to miss us all here in Florida. - Kim

Ellen said...

I'm glad you are okay and hope you weren't too scared! Pug Hugs, Ellen

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

We are glad to hear that you and your family are ok!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

Frankie Furter said...

Hi MY Furends... I just came back to check up on you... beclaws I figured that the ErfShake thingy had you kinda SHOOK UP and stuffs Even though no buddy or nuffin was really hurt... Butt I can see that you are all Settled down now. I am really glad about that beclaws I care about you and I was worried about you.
Let's hope there will be NO After Shakes and the Hurricane goes out to SEE the SEA creatures and Leaves MY FURENDS ALONE!!!

Kristin G. said...

I'm glad all is well there. I was driving too, and didn't feel a thing. When I got back to work the first question I was asked was, "Did you feel the earthquake?" I thought my boss had lost her marbles! Hugs to you all. Hopefully that's the last of the Virginia quakes!!

Southern Fried Pugs said...

Scared the poop out of mom too! She was on the 7th floor of her building and nearly fell over. At home, we didn't even have a picture fall off the wall or anything. THANK GOD!

Now, for Irene. What next? Plagues of locusts or zombies?

Suki said...

Hi Minnie & Mack,
SOOO glad you all are safe! An earthquake sounds so frightening.

Hugs,
Suki

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

Very happy that you are safe on such a scary day

houndstooth said...

I'm glad to hear that you're all okay! We've had a few earthquakes here, but it was a while ago. It definitely has a way of shaking you up!

Chewy said...

My momma talked to her auntie and she felt the earthquake. She said it was scary...i am glad you guys are ok!

Chewy

Carly @GreenDogLove said...

Glad to hear you all are doing well! We're in Charleston, SC and some people felt it and others didn't. I didn't feel anything. SCARY though!

Kitty+Coco said...

Holy smokes!!! We didn't feel anything here. So glad you pups are ok.

Kitty+Coco

Maddy and Owen said...

We are glad that you survived the earthquake! We did too :) and now we are ready for Irene! Good luck with Irene too :)
Wags,
Maddy and Owen