Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Earthquake?! Wow! What a Feeling!

We, here in Virginia, had an earthquake yesterday, as I'm sure most of you know by now.  It was a biggie for us closer to the east coast.  It was interesting to hear on the news how far away it was felt!  The news showed schools in Louisa and further north from us will be closing from damage.  They did not fair as well as we did.

I had just gotten home from the office when it happened.  I'm glad I did because poor Sug would have been all alone.  She already hates thunderstorms so I hate to imagine how scared she'd have been through the earthquake.  With me running around the house trying to figure out what the *!@* was going on, she didn't have time to be scared! 

Fortunately, most everyone survived in our area without much damage.  My cousin who lives about 10 minutes south of us did have his chimney crumble right to the ground!  Of course he was upset but he said it had needed repairing for a long time.  Guess he'll just build a whole new one now!

Our house shook so hard the ceiling fans in our great room were swinging.  It knocked a few items off a couple of shelves upstairs in two of the bedrooms too.  The strange thing to me was, being an earthquake, I would think it would be felt more from the floor up but in our house, it seemed to shake more from the roof. That's what had me confused at first.  Airplane maybe landing on us?! 

Sugar and I went outside to check the pool after things calmed down and stopped shaking.  All ok!

My daughter called me from her home soon after it was over.  She had been out riding her new bike (she and her love are getting back in shape).  She didn't feel a thing!  Her neighbor ran outside all upset and told her what had happened.  Too funny! 

Well, now we can get back to seeing if we need to prepare for the hurricane that should be here late Saturday evening. 

Take care out there and I send prayers and good thoughts to all who are being affected or going to be by dear ole Mother Nature! 

Smiles and Giggles,


Cindy Eanes, Realtor®, SFR, ASP

Cindy Eanes is a Realtor® and is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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