Earthquake in Michigan?

Posted: April 19, 2008 in Family, life, my day

Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s been a couple of months since I’ve posted anything on this blog. It’s not like nothing has been going on. It’s been very busy. But, today something TOTALLY unexpected happened.

You expect this kind of thing in California, but not in Michigan. My wife had just gotten up. I have a cold, so I rolled over to go back to sleep. I managed to that, but I was awoken by this strange shaking. My bed was shaking, the furniture in our bedroom was shaking, I thought, “what is she (my wife) doing to shake the whole room?” It stopped for a second, and then started again. Then I thought, “Hmmmm, I’m shaking too. Maybe I’m having a seizure?” Then I thought, wow, that’s some truck driving by. But, there wasn’t any truck. Than I thought, “maybe it’s an earthquake.”

Guess what? It was. I turned on the tv — to my surprise the anchor said, “If you felt something strange just moments ago, you’re not alone — we believe we experienced a small tremor or earthquake.”

Aha, I was right. That was the big news of the day. The epicenter was located in southern Illinois and was a 5.2 magnitude quake, so it wasn’t anything serious, but for people in the midwest — that’s serious.

When i got to work, Ruth Kramer didn’t feel it, but Laura Carlson did. She had a similar experience. She said, “It was either the rapture or an earthquake.” But, her roommate didn’t feel it, so she was wondering if it really happened.

Well it did. So, this will be something I’ll remember for a long time.

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