Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Shaking bed

I'm still in limbo and can't wait until life is back to normal, but thought I'd make a quick post tonight. Thanks for the comments and prayers from my last post! I really appreciate them.

So, last Thursday night we were in St. Louis and I woke up in the middle of the night with my bed shaking quickly. I woke my mother-in-law saying, "My bed is shaking. I'm wide awake and my bed is shaking!" I asked if hers was and she said, "no." Then it stopped.

In the morning as we went downstairs to breakfast I told her how strange that was - that I knew I was awake and it felt like an earthquake. (Of course, I've never been in an earthquake.) Imagine my shock when
I happened to glance at the TV during breakfast and saw the headlines: "Earthquake Shakes Central US" - or something like that. I can't believe I felt an earthquake!

I want to study earthquakes when life gets back to normal. I think I'll use some ideas at 317 Zephaniah Way who felt the earthquake, too! Anyone else feel it?


Teacher of One said...

It woke me up!
It was rather scary.
Hubby felt the aftershock about 6 hours later.

Robin said...

Wow! That's scary! I never even saw that on the news...
I've felt one once before, but didn't know it was an earthquake. Dh and I were college sweeties. He was in class, I was at home....... And then it happened. When he came home, and I told him that something shook the house, he was skeptical. But then it was on the evening news. So I was vindicated.
But that is a really rare occurrence here on the East coast. Either I don't pay attention, or we haven't had one since. And that was way back in the 80's.

Rhonda said...

I have never felt one,but I am sure that I would have been terrified if I were you. I heard about the earthquake on the news and was so glad to hear that no one was harmed.

Christy said...

I have lived in Japan, and we had lots of earthquakes. I know what you mean when you wake up and think you are dreaming. I have a fun earthquake experiment on my site--and best of all--you can eat it! Always a plus in our house!
Here is the link:

Hope you find it useful!

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