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Did you feel it??

April 18, 2008

Moving Traffic

So I have this cough. It started up over the weekend and finally got so annoying that I saw the doctor yesterday and she gave me meds for it. Still, I couldn’t sleep tonight. Every time I’d relax I’d start coughing again. GAH! So I ended up pulling an all-nighter. Hopefully that won’t cause me problems at work today.

Anyway, I’m sitting here at 5:30am or so chatting with friends in all parts of the globe when my desk began to sway gently from side to side like I was sitting at it in a passenger car on an Amtrak train. At about the same moment I heard a movement behind me, and when I looked at the other wall my great grandmother’s picture was hanging cock-eyed. No trains going by, no trucks passing, not so much as an airplane going overhead.

Turns out it was a bonafide earthquake!

Midwest Quake Felt In Grand Rapids

5.4 Earthquake Rocks Illinois; Felt 350 Miles Away

Funny how I so expected to experience my first one in New Zealand (one of the hottest earthquake zones in the world) last year and nothing happened the whole two weeks, then I come back here and BOOM! Earthquake in Grand Rapids.

Who’d a thunk it? 🙂

5 comments

  1. I slept through it. I hope you feel better 😦
    Speaking of Amtrak…did you say you were going on the Flickr Chicago outing?


  2. I can’t, I work on Saturday’s now. Bad timing on my part. 🙂


  3. So will hubby now have to live forever so he can feel the next one?


  4. Well, technically no. We did have a similar event happen in 1968 so he won’t have to live past 90 or so. 🙂


  5. I remember some tremors back in the 80’s Katie…maybe he’ll luck out and only have to wait another 20 years 🙂



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