Today was just another normal day.
Did some painting.
Did some more painting. ( bedrooms not art )
Experienced my first earthquake.
Did you hear about the earth quake that shook up the east coast today?
The epicenter of the 5.9 quake was east of Richmond VA
and I felt it clear as day in my house in Pennsylvania.
I was in my workshop in my basement when I felt it.
Within a few seconds I had a variety of thoughts,
first, my dogs must be rough housing very enthusiastically above me,
and then I pictured my washing machine on spin cycle coming through the ceiling,
but then when I heard the ping ping ping of a tool rattling on my tool board I thought, I think this is a earthquake.
I'm guessing it lasted 15 - 20 seconds.
For my friends in California who experience this on a regular basis,
In fact, this is my first one in 56 years.
My daughter, who happened to be home for a visit ( to drop off some dirty cloths and have her mom make her some food ) said that my wife, upon feeling the tremor, yelled EARTHQUAKE, grabbed the dogs and ran outside..................................leaving me in the basement!
Let me repeat.
She grabbed THE DOGS!