Friday, April 18, 2008


Got up this morning as usual and decided to check my e-mail before heading to work. What do you know - a message from #1 son saying that he was up watching a DVD around 4:30 am (!) and noticed his building shaking. Not a semi on his street - it was an honest-to-gosh earthquake! Several miles away, we were dead to the world and didn't notice a thing.

Even though we Midwesterners like to think that quakes only happen to people on the west coast (who probably deserve them - after all, they don't have tornadoes or hurricanes), they happen to us, too. The first earthquake recorded in Chicago was more than 200 years ago.

This has been an exciting week in this town. First, a wild cougar is shot to death in a city neighborhood full of kids and pets, then a 5.2 earthquake. Can't wait to see what's next!

1 comment:

  1. A couple of years ago, we slept through a 5.2 here in our part of the world. No mountain lions though! It's a shame they had to kill it.


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