Monday, August 29, 2011

What a week!

Seriously, this has been the craziest week I have ever experienced.  The wild ride started Tuesday, we had a 5.8 earthquake about 15 miles from our house.  The earthquake was felt all up and down the east coast!  We had a picture fall and some things from Eden's mantle were turned over, but other than that we had no damage (cousins who live closer to the center had much more damage).  What we had was completely freaked out children.  Since Tuesday's 5.8, we have had 16 (reported) aftershocks (ranging from 2.0 to 4.5).  We haven't felt quite that many, but some folks have felt many more!  We had 2 back to back last night, that made it hard for me to fall asleep.

While we are still dealing with the unsettling earthquake feelings, on Thursday, our power went out for 10 hours due to a tree falling on the power lines down the street.  While the power was out, we had a severe thunderstorm with major wind!  I don't know if I was still jumpy from the earthquake, but I took the kids and dogs to the center of the house away from windows to wait it out.  We had a tree fall in the yard during that storm.

Saturday, Hurricane Irene came through and left some pretty major damage in the Richmond, VA area.  We had big wind out here, and a few limbs down, but we never lost power.  My parents in Mechanicsville, VA have been without power since Saturday afternoon.

On a lighter note, we got our first egg yesterday!

Sweet tiny egg!

The white eggs are wooden dummy eggs.  The brown one is ours.

1 comment:

  1. I love your brand new egg! We're still without power, the tree is still lying on the power line on Pemberton :( Linda loaned us her generator which Al got working tonight, which is why I'm able to do a little internet stuff for a while.