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08:02 pm: All shaken up
I was mostly lazy today. I had intended to go out shopping and buy a guest chair for my living room, since it would be rather cruel to make a guest sit on my couch, but by the time I got around to preparing to head out, a thunderstorm had started. I suppose I can always go shopping tomorrow.

Then, less than an hour ago, there was a fairly strong earthquake to the south. It didn't make anything fall over in my apartment, but it did rattle the bottles on top of my refrigerator, and it lasted a really long time. It wasn't terribly frightening, but it was rather unsettling.

I was awakened at midnight by another earthquake of about the same magnitude. Now *that* was scary. The added disorientation of being sleep-muddled and in the dark really leaves an impression.


Date:September 5th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)

All shook up

It's not unusual to be mentally unsettled during and after an earthquake. Mom remembers how the priests in Esparza were so disoriented by the heavy earthquake that hit them about four years after we left. One of the priests was taking a shower when it happened. He knew he had to get out of the building, but he kept thinking he needed to find both his slippers or shoes first. Later he realized how dumb that all was.

We're happy you are okay though.

Bob Bertram
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