Dear Friends (mostly Mur who just wrote on my Facebook wall and while I got an e-mail notification,
I am alive. And now famous because I survived an earthquake. Just kidding. But seriously. That was crazy! So here are some news articles:
And here is my story:
I came into work thinking nothing exciting would happen. Not long after sitting down at my desk one manager came over to inform me that his pregger employee was having her baby today. That was exciting - then I went back to work.
I was working on payroll today, so I was sitting at my desk when my workstation started to shake. At first I thought someone was barreling down the hallway and wondered who would be and why they would be running down the hallway like that. Then I realized it wasn't someone running so I thought maybe a delivery guy was storming through the hallway with his delivery. When it got louder and my workstation was really shaking I thought for a second that there was construction going on on the floor above but I quickly (and finally thought), "Oh my goodness, I think this is an earthquake!"
I am proud to say I kept my nerve. Which is why I am also pretty certain that I will die in a natural disaster because even though I knew an earthquake wasn't normal my first thought was, "Don't overreact." Looks like denial is a pretty big part of my life. Anyway. We evacuated and hung out in the parking lot for a while and then we came back into the building.
My legs felt funny and it felt like the building was still moving but I knew that it wasn't. So - that's my day - lived through an earthquake (a 5.8 - 6.0 - I've heard the whole range).Just a pic of the epicenter, it was in Mineral, VA which isn't too far away from here (about 30 minutes which is almost the same distance from my house to my parent's).
So - how was your day?