Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Shake,Rattle and roll!
At 11:42 this morning we received a gentle reminder that yes in fact, we do live in Southern California! An earthquake, originally measured at a magnitude 5.8 now downsized a bit to a 5.4, decided to roll through just to keep us on our toes. Like we don't have enough action around here. Nothing like a nice jolt, sway and rumble to get the old heart racing. I was home. With Danny and Caitlin. About to head out the door to get the boys at soccer camp when that oh so familiar, eery feeling and sensation took over my body. Zoey was in for a nap. Caitlin screamed for me to grab her. I went in and she was sound asleep, not a clue. Thing is, you never know if a bigger one will follow so I had to pick her up which in fact woke her up. I headed out the door and got the boys. The soccer camp was oblivious to the latest happenings as they were all busy being in motion which makes it nearly impossible to feel the earth move. The camp is being run by guys from the U.K. so they were bummed out they didn't get to experience some good old California entertainment. As for me, I don't think I will ever get over that feeling of dread when one hits. Hard to explain what it does to ones state of mind. I also suffer from a fairly debilitating disorder know as Meniere's Disease and let me tell you, something like an earthquake effects my vertigo and my functionality in a very nasty way. Screws up my equilibrium.Effects my hearing. Meniere's is usually limited to one ear but I,like Zoey, fall into the 10% category of everything and have it bilaterally.Lucky me. Instant migraine, nausea and vertigo that makes it extremely difficult to perform normal, daily activity. So,my day is pretty much shot. I will have to lay low and move forward with my day the best I can. No choice actually. Mark of course felt it in Hollywood also. We had a hard time getting a hold of each other because phone lines become flooded.But eventually checked in with the rest of the family and made sure everyone was alright. They are. We are. Just one of the sacrifices we make to live where we live. We won't let a little earthquake scare us off.The only thing to do at this point is carry on with our day and pray for no aftershocks. That's all here. We'll keep you posted if anything else happens that keeps us guessing. Hopefully not.