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.


3 comments:

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!