Sunday, January 4, 2009

Not Quite as Rude Today

I roll over and look at the clock. It’s 03:42. I need to make that first morning trip and I’m close to my normal wake-up anyway, but I really don't want to get up. What to do?

Then a voice asks, “Are you awake now?”

“Hmm, I suppose so, but I was thinking about lying here just a little longer.”

“But you are awake, right?”

“Yes, I’m awake. Why?”

“Because I wouldn’t want you telling the world that I’m being rude again!”

It’s 03:43. The jolt - sharper than yesterday - my furniture creaks this time and the house makes a few extra noises. This time the duration was a bit shorter and it tapered off quickly as the seconds passed.

Ok, so now that I’m really awake I won’t stay in bed any longer. No snow today, but it’s a brisk -9°C outside.

This one was 5.8 within about 10 miles of yesterday’s earthshake and about 40km shallower.

Prayers for blogging buddy Travis Erwin whose family lost their home in a fire yesterday. Happily the family is safe.


Barbara Martin said...

J.L., take care.

Vodka Mom said...

Praying for Travis, and for YOU!!!

As always.........

Ello said...

Holy moly! Can't believe it is so cold! Keep safe!