Shake, Rattle and WAKE UP!!!

This morning I was woken up by the pet parrot. She was flapping her wings and ringing one of her toy bells. Right after I started to wake up, the whole apartment building started to shake. It started off feeling like loud thunder, but it kept going and going. Even in the middle of nowhere (where I live) we can suffer from an earthquake. It was a 5.4 magnitude quake that was centered 100 miles south of here.

The first thing I did was jump out of bed and run towards my china cabinet. I wasn't as worried about the dishes inside of the cabinet, but there are probably at least 50 Fiesta items on top of the cabinet. I am not sure what I planned to do if they had been falling off. It was pitch black in the living room, I didn't have my eyeglasses on and I am pretty much a klutz and would have dropped them myself anyways. But besides a shook-up bird and a few rattled dishes, no damage here.


Ms. Val said...

The animals are always first to know. I'm glad there were no damaged dishes, and nobody was hurt.

I've never experienced an earthquake here, but I feel a sudden need to put museum putty under all the Harlequin egg cups.