Oh my God - we had an earthquake!! In my almost 50 years of life living in Bowie, Maryland - I have never experienced an earthquake. The News is saying it originated in Virginia at 1:51 pm - it was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake .
I was standing in the dining room reaching for my coffee mug when I noticed that it was shaking a little - then everything (house included) started to shake a little - and then everything started shaking ALOT. Tex & Ladybug ran by me headed for the living room - I don't know where they thought they were going. I just stood there looking around thinking "what the hell is going on?". When I realized it was an earthquake, I couldn't believe it. I went out the back door looking for Bobby - he was outside cutting the grass - and I saw that all the neighbors were coming out looking around - not believing what had just happened. After seeing that the neighbors were all ok, I came back in the house and made a couple phone calls - Vince, Mom, sisters, daughter - everyone's fine. Very good.
We are all ok here - just a little incredulous that this happened. :)
eta: the way the earthquake felt to me is comparable to a freight train rolling up our driveway.