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.