Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake!


A 5.8 earthquake hit here today in Virginia, as I'm sure everyone has heard by now. Incredibly scary. I was out and returned to find every picture in my house askew and several things fallen over, including a piece of blanc de Chine that was damaged. Of course, it could have been much worse. I think it's time for a cocktail though!

10 comments:

Perch said...

we heard about that today! we've been praying for you all and hope no one was hurt. all the best to you and your family!

caroline

under spanish moss said...

What a scary experience. We are so thankful that is wasn't worse. We hope that you and your family are well.
Angela and Renee

Southgate said...

I'm sure the folks on the west coast are laughing at us tonight, but we felt the quake in Greenville, SC, and I can tell you it rattled nerves along with the china.

The enchanted home said...

WOW!! We felt it up here in NY and I am quite shaken so I can imagine how you feel, so sorry for your broken dishes but thank goodness you are OK! It is scary when the northeast not at all known to get them, has one registering almost a 6.0!! Terrifying, I thought I was having an out of body experience, seeing my lamp shake then the crystal candleabra on my sideboard was going crazy...it was really something I have never experienced and hope not to again!

Al said...

Sorry to hear about your things getting damaged. Yes, we felt it here on Long Island, NY too. I was washing dishes in the kitchen, and the water filled glasses and pots in the sink, started to shift. Also some of the cabinet doors swung open too. No breakage though. I felt I was back on my father's boat again! I also hope to not experience that again. I'd never be able to live in California, I'm too chicken!

home before dark said...

It could have been much. Glad that bar is stocked and ready to serve. I hope this is the end of this heebie-jeebie from mother earth.

Theresa Cheek said...

such a surreal experience for the east coast! Glad you are safe and sound.

Pigtown-Design said...

we had to have cocktails at my house to get over the trauma of it all! glad there wasn't much damage!

Lynne Rutter said...

now you know how I feel about hurricanes. *clink*

Kerry said...

I can't believe that some of my most precious antiques were unmoved even though they were on a somewhat rickety shelf. I am 30 miles from the epicenter and it was quite an event here.