Yes that is right. A earthquake in Maryland. It was yesterday, but I had a busy day so I am just getting around to writing about it.
Now living in Maryland I never thought about earthquakes. The just don't happen, right? That is how I see it. In fact I was under the impression that there were no faults under this side of the country so we were good. Well I was wrong.
We were at the pool when it hit. In fact we were getting ready to come home. It had been a day with the boys and I was looking forward to nap time when we got home. I was sitting on a lounge chair putting Little B's diaper on when I felt the first little movement. At first I thought the chair was going to flip over and we would have round three with my injured back. But I was wrong. My next thought was a large truck just passed by, but I did not hear anything. Then the ground beneath my feet felt like it was rolling. It felt like I was on a boat, but I was not. O was standing just a few feet away from me, saying "mommy what is going on? Why is the ground shaking." I looked at this man who was working at the pool, and he said "that's an earthquake." I shook my head yes and he ran and cleared the swimmers from the pool.
It was only about 20 seconds long and it was done. I don't think I was scared, but excited and weirded out. I finish packing the kids up, we got dressed and headed home. The part that I did not like was that I was unable to get a hold of my hubby. The phones were not working. We were right across the street from where he works but I could not see anyone leaving the building when we drove off so I headed home thinking it was no big deal. It took 45 minutes before I got a hold of him. He was fine. It just unnerved me to not be able to get a hold of him.
All in all I have to say I survived an earthquake. It was an experience. It was only a 5.8, I can only imagine what something bigger would feel like. I have to say I don't want to know. I am good with the one we had. I don't needed to know what any larger earthquake feels like, nor do I need to experience one again. Done check that off the list of things I have done in my lifetime.