The girls are enjoying Vacation Bible School this week. E2 was a bit apprehensive the first day, but she was excited to go today. E3 and I hung out at a friend’s house and visited Target this morning.
On the way to retrieve the girls, I felt the car swaying… wind? flat tires?, then I remembered Stuntman telling me about driving during an earthquake and it feeling like 4 flat tires on the car. I looked around and saw streetlights swaying. Yep, an earthquake. Almost immediately, the radio station mentioned the quake and its epicenter. Not that close, and not that big… “moderate” I think is the word.
The girls were only a few blocks away. It sounds as if the staff and children handled it well. A few items fell over, water spilled, but no one panicked. I guess that wasn’t the case at the Target I had just left. My friend was still there, checking out, and people were screaming and running for the exits. Wow, calm down people, if it was the “Big One”, you need to be CALM!
We went to the uniform shop and picked up school uniforms. They should still fit by the time school starts. E2 looks so cute in her little uniform. Still need to sew on a few buttons on E1’s hand-me-downs, but looks like we’re a go for school clothes. Man, I LOVE having the uniforms instead of free dress.
When I returned home, I spoke with my neighbor. It shook quite a bit up here during the quake that was centered a couple hours away. A great big jolt then rolling. Her cats bolted out of the doggie door and water splashed in the pool.
I saw that my house was a mess, stuff off of the shelves, toys out of the toy box… wait... it was like that when I left this morning.