Friday, April 18, 2008

I Feel the Earth.Move.Under My Feet

With last night's earthquake and tornado season upon us, I think we might have most of the earth's natural disasters covered here. I woke up about 4:40 this morning to the bed shaking and the doors rattling. It seemed to go on forever. Truly, it wasn't that scary. I didn't feel like our house was going to cave in or anything. But a few disturbing thoughts kept me up for a while:

(1) I always thought in that situation I would run and grab my babies. I was totally frozen. If we had been closer to the epicenter (registering somewhere between a 4.5 and 5.2. I don't know what that means) and felt it more strongly, would I have time or the presence of mind to get to her?

(2) I've had a nagging feeling to update our 72-hour kits and haven't done it yet. We'll do that today :) Food storage isn't too shabby right now, but if we had to evacuate, I wouldn't even have diapers for the kiddo.

(3) Justin barely stirred. He thought I was just turning over. Yes, it is a process for me to turn over at night.

7 comments:

Julie said...
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Julie said...

Okay, that's scary. It's amazing what instincts kick in and what don't in a time of need. That is for sure.

Toby and Debby said...

Hey Guys,
How are you? It is good to see you all cute and pregnant! You have a darling little girl. Where are you guys at now? We are in North Salt Lake and loving it. It is fun to see people from our old ward. I am glad that you were safe during the earthquake. I have been getting our 72 hour kit updated also. There is just a nagging feeling to get prepared!
Hope to hear from you soon. Our blog is tobyanddebby.blogspot.com

Jill said...

#3 cracks me up. I am glad you are safe.

allegra said...

i'm always afraid i'll freeze in an emergency also. like those dreams where the ax murderer is chasing you but your feet/legs are so heavy they won't budge. hate those ones. different situation, but same panic state:) ash, that's so scary! i'm glad it wasn't too serious. and glad you're ok!

Charyce said...

I laughed so hard at #3. Ain't that the truth! At least that's how I feel at 8 months pregnant.

Tristie and Dax said...

What a coincidence! When I was 8 months preg, I felt the earth move under me, too. Only It wasn't an earth quake, it was just me walking. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!