Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Little Earthquakes

I woke up at 4:27am this morning to a little earthquake. It turned out to be a 3.4 just 4 miles north-east of Monrovia. Noone else has said they felt it so I must be a light sleeper.

As a child, eartquakes didn't really scare me. Sure, there was that moment of heart-pounding surprise as they usually came in the middle of the night, jarring you awake. After a while though, if they didn't last very long or seem very strong, I didn't even bother to get out of bed to stand under the door frame.

The weird/sad/depressing/pick-your-adjective thing was the first thought I had after the earthquake this morning was that if there was a big earthquake that collapsed walls or generally wreaked havoc, I was all alone in my little apartment. Now, upon further consideration I remembered that a.) I live in a complex where half my highschool now lives (ok, so just 6 old classmates/friends, plus all the neighbors I know), and b.) one of my sisters lives a 5 minute walk from my place so I could likely just go there.

But I was nonetheless sad for a minute or so, wishing for someone to share earthquake destruction with. One of the benefits I have to look forward in being married, I guess.

4 comments:

Sara said...

U are not alone Kell. I too felt the little earthquake this morning.

Kellyry said...

You are absolutely right. I have you right next door. If the walls fall down, we'll become one apartment anyway. :-P

kellkellnd said...

Actually Kelly I am in an even sadder position, because at 4:27am my husband has already left for work. Therefore, I was all alone with a child. Now don't you feel bad for me.

Kellyry said...

Um, yeah, that would be sad. And much, much scarier cause you have to worry about keeping Emi safe too. Ok, you win! :-)