At 4:00 am my entire house felt like it was lifted off the ground and dropped back down. I realized it was just our bed as our whole house shook. Not having ever experienced an earthquake (being a Midwest girl) I did not know what it was. I thought something happened to the furnace, or a tree fell, or a house close by exploded.
Everyone woke up (well almost everyone), my teenage daughter was yelling Mommy, mommy (I have not been mommy in years), one of my dogs was going around in circles while the other one was still snoring, and my husband who can sleep through tornado sirens, just rolled over and said what was that. Needless to say it was hard to get back to sleep and a little unnerving.
I did not find out it was an earthquake until morning, and what a busy morning it was. Friends started calling around 8:00 am, and I called my family that is out of state to share my story. By the time I started working on Wednesday it was late, and once I got online it was all over the internet. Of course I had to read the stories, tweet about it with all my Chicago friends, and let it consume my day.
Now, besides writing this blog post, I did not get any work done. I can't believe the whole day went by so fast. Well, I guess I can try to get some work done tomorrow.
Have you ever had an experience keep you from getting your work done?
Ever been in an earthquake?