Friday, April 18, 2008

If the House is a Rockin' Don't Bother Knockin.....

Well I am up at 4:45 a.m. bright eyed and busy tailed and I haven't even had a single drop of caffiene yet! We just had a freakin' EARTHQUAKE! Not unheard of in Illinois, but very rare!! Holy Cow! Of course there is nothing on the net about it yet, and local news stations are reporting that they are trying to report...they are getting tons of calls and we know that it was at least felt as far away as Terre Haute IN, because that is our news station.

Of course there has always been talk and fear of the BIG ONE! We are very near the New Madrid fault...said to be one of the deadliest and someday it's gonna wipe us all out if cancer, nuclear bombs, global warming, SARS, Bird Flu, and food poisoning doesn't get us first! When I was a child, some dip shit predicted that the New Madrid was gonna blow in 1990 or something like that. They had us doing earthquake drills every week for a month!! Talk about childhood trauma! LOL! Actually we were all super excited I think...teenagers don't fear much ya know! We are all bummed when the day came and nothing happened. If I remember right they were even contemplating keeping us out of school on the 'big day'

Ok while I have been blabbering to you, whoever you may be, they have reports that this was a 5.4 quake, centered in West Salem IL. HOLY COW! That's big for around here! And it's only 30 miles from here. In fact I went to kindergarten there and lived there for 4 years! I hope nobody was hurt. I have some friends there I will need to check on!

So...rural life isn't so predictable after all!!! I wonder if there will be any aftershocks?? I know my husband is worried about the foundation of our new house! YIKES! I don't even want to look. Funny....I worried about all the trees and flowers I planted, that really was my first thought. I think there is something seriously wrong with me!! Wouldn't you FIRST be concerned with the roof over your head and not the fabulous tulip magnoila tree you just planted by the pond? You'd think so right? But no....I worried about that little bitty twig sticking out of the ground that will someday be a glorious testament to my big fat green thumb!! Or a horrendous testament to it....who knows.

Anyhoo...I think it's finally time for coffee. The adrenaline has worn off and the Ambien is creeping back up! I feel like Superman near kyrptonite!

P.S. Father-in-law came through like a champ! Thanks for the prayers. He should be home today.