Let’s get cracking. (Not!)
Wednesday September 03rd 2014, 10:43 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

Him, in the kitchen: “Did you feel that? Earthquake!”

Me, in the other room: “No,” (thinking at the same time oh wait, so that was what that…) “but I heard it.” A small sharp cracking sound.

We both went straight to the USGS site, where it took a moment to show up. Yup, 8:24, right when he said it. Ladera. 2.9. Right around Kings Mountain Art Fair territory.

We like our earthquakes small and entertaining like that.

The kicker is that I was talking to an agent this afternoon about getting earthquake insurance again.

Edited to add: the art fair ended Monday, and there were quakes there Tuesday and Wednesday. All the booths that didn’t fall down, all the people who didn’t panic, all the squeezed-in parallel-parked cars that weren’t bumped into each other, all the artists who didn’t lose their stock and who got through the fair making a living without their customers tearing out of there…

If we had to have one there, you just couldn’t have asked for better timing. And not only that, people have a whole year now to get over the panic they didn’t go through.

(Ed. to add again: got woken up by the one at 3:24 this morning. Fun times.)

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Scary! We had one a couple of summers ago when the Chicks were here knitting on our deck. I knew something was wrong when the deck floor suddenly started a rolling wave dance under our feet. Yikes! As you said, keep them small!

Comment by Jody 09.04.14 @ 5:17 am

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