Friday, April 18, 2008

C'mon, sing with me, "I feel the earth move..."

...under my bed!! The earthquake that hit the Midwest shook me awake this morning! My bed was rattling back and forth, and the clothes in the closet were swaying on the hangers. It was approximately 4:40 AM! I was upstairs sleeping, and my husband was downstairs, in the kitchen. I quickly raced out of the bedroom and down the stairs, to ask my husband if he was doing some kind of work on the house. After hearing his questioning "No-oo?", I explained what I had just experienced. He politely told me that I probably was having a dream, and that sometimes, when you awake from a dream, it can seem as if it was real!! He also stated that he did not feel a thing! Well, his explanation did not ease my mind. I told him that my immediate thought was, either he was doing some work on the house, or we had an earthquake. He reassured me that neither had happened, and then left for work. At about 6:00 AM, my phone rings...it's my dear husband, calling to let me know that he had just heard a radio report of a 5.4 magnitude earthquake in Illinois, and it could be felt in numerous states! He wanted me to know this so that I didn't think I was going crazy or something! Someone is going to have Humble Pie for dinner tonight! LOL!!

5 comments:

Bren said...

That is strange that you felt the earthquake in Missouri, and here in No. IL I felt nothing!!!
I only remember one earth quake around here in my lifetime...it was between 1971 and 1975 sometime.

Jacob said...

Poor Dad....

Christie said...

AHHHH--LOL--That is the exact same song that I was thinking of after I realized that it wasn't a tornado shaking my house!!! My husband had just left for work and i was lying awake in bed...at first I thought it was him coming back into the house, then maybe a tornado...then I just KNEW it was an earthquake...all the way over here in Kentucky!!! Did you feel any of the aftershocks? I felt one of them around 4ish in the afternoon. WOW--red letters are ringing true!

Christie said...

I'm ready to see a new post from you BEFORE I get my hug!!!! ;0)
What time are you getting to the retreat on Wednesday?

peggy said...

OMG how cute is that Allyson!!!

I cannot wait to see you again tomorrow........

Peggy