The earthquake

Last night, my husband was conducting a rather wild bedtime for the kids, while I was working on a project.  I suddenly felt this weird thudding under foot and hollered out “Was that an earthquake?”  “No,” he said.  “It’s just the kids running around.”  Some kids.  Some running!


4 Responses

  1. Growing up in Ukiah, we lived in a 100-year old house that was sitting on redwood blocks resting on redwood beams half-buried in the ground. When the washing machine was unbalanced during the spin cycle, the house would shake. I can still remember a quake in the late ’50s or early ’60s that had that house rocking and rolling so we could hardly stand.

    But, it didn’t move off the blocks — and it had been there safely for a century. Before Dad could sell it, he had to put it on a concrete foundation, so who knows what will happen the next time.

  2. Ukiah, now that is funny. Since it was the name used in a novel by a baen published author.


  3. ha ha ha, that husband of yours. Getting it wrong as usual ha ha ha.

  4. BW,
    I remember being woken up by the January 1971 LA quake when I was at Vandenberg. Not a pleasant experience. Sounds like things could get more unsettled out there. The blue state of New Jersey could use some good conservative lawyers. The only worrisome issue here is Lymes disease.

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