Tuesday, August 23, 2011
They Felt The Earth Move
Yes up and down the Atlantic coast they indeed felt the earth move! It was an earthquake of 5.8 on the Richter scale. Yes many people are reporting the tremors. I did NOT feel anything. I guess the house is well grounded? I heard a noise that I thought was a strange groan from our dog, it wasn't. I'm guessing maybe the pipes were unhappy with the shaking.
We have family living in Richmond and DC not far from the epicenter. They had lots of shaking and rattling, but so far I've not heard any reports of damage. Pups of course not happy with the whole shake, rattle and roll Mother Nature provided. I'm grateful we on the East coast didn't have anything to the magnitude some other parts of the world have had to experience. I just heard on the news there has been a 2.8 aftershock reported. I'm praying this calms down very soon.
So lessons learned? Yes...pick up the phone, send out an email, grab hold of the ones you love and tell them right this second how much they are loved and what they have meant in your life. We are never promised tomorrow; today is the day, this is the minute...love the ones your with.