Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Earth Moved

Get your mind out of the gutter! Bob's not home...it's been four months since he left, can you believe it?! We had a 4.8 earthquake this morning around 7:20 am Sunday our time, so 6:20 pm EST on Saturday. I was awake and chatting with Susan on my laptop at the time and the girls were sleeping. It was a beautiful morning with a great breeze and the sun out, so I opened the window all the way but kept the blinds down. I heard something that sounded like a low rumble of thunder, then my bed started to shake, the fan pulls were swinging, the blinds were rustling and I looked to my left and saw the alarm clock shaking.

I typed to Susan, "earthquake...[8-10 seconds later]...still...[10 seconds after that]...still." Finally it stopped, I took a deep breath, then realized I had actually heard it before feeling it! The epicenter was in Chiba, the peninsula to the northeast of us; not too far from us. There was no damage, nothing fell off the walls, we didn't lose power, etc, and I haven't felt anything since.

This afternoon the girls each got a haircut. Well, more like a trim, but Keanna's needed a few inches taken off and it looks so much better now. My middle sister, Sara, has been the only person to cut their hair, so when I told them we were going, Keanna asked if Aunt Sara was coming here. They both did great in the chair and sat still. It was nothing fancy for either of them, just trim the dead ends and clean it up a bit. Sara always put some layers or angles in Keanna's hair, just to frame her face, but I didn't want to attempt anything fancy with someone new. Maiko came highly recommended and she did a nice job with the girls, so I have a cut scheduled for Wednesday. My hair was last cut in March, so it's overdue. When we got back they wanted to take a picture for Bob. Both of them were so happy and kept saying their hair was "Just so cute!"



I forgot to post this picture when I wrote about going on the waterfalls, owl park and paper making trip. Julie took this picture while we were eating our vending machine lunch. I love the expression on Sydney's face, that's typical of her. And Keanna's making a funny face...she's really developing a sense of humor. And thank goodness she's taking after me in that department and not Bob. He does have a sense of humor, it's just a bit dry!

6 comments:

Catina said...

Wow, that is scary. Glad everyone is ok!

Andrew-Josiah said...

glad you all are okay! They are so cute! Hope to talk to you soon!

Chas said...

glad everything is okay! Earthquakes scare the heck outta me!!

Jai said...

ahhh!!! Glad you and the girls are ok!! The girls are too cute! I can't wait until I have my own!!! :) Take care!

Aloha! said...

LMAO...about the earth moving and it's not because Bob's home! HAHA!!

Jackie said...

I thought about ya'll when I read it in the paper...glad you're OK :)