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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

April 4, 2010

Shake Rattle and Roll

When you live in California....you get used to a little shaking every now and then. But not usually on Easter when all the family is in the middle of an Easter egg hunt!
Today the light fixture swung to the left and to the right..oh about 3 feet one way and 3 feet the other way and then we felt the shaking! Our family was together for Easter....having a wonderful time...and then all the sudden... there was a loud bang then pictures and mirrors tapping on the walls, windows rattling...it is usually loud and then the shaking is hard and fast. I have to say...it isn't usually scary but you are focused where you are standing and is it safe.
I have only seen the road buckle like the picture above once in my life (picture from general earthquake damage photo collection). That is not common. The water in the pool however did a little Tsunami and splashed out quite a bit.
All in all everyone is safe! Thank you God.
We do live right on the Andreas Earthquake fault
so shaking is common....but this was a little
unusual! In fact I don't think we've
ever been in such a big earthquake as we were today! Yikes!!!!


Gail said...

Glad to hear you all are ok after the earthquake. I have been through many of them (I used to live in So. Ca.) and I can say I do not miss them. I once watched my block wall become like a wave. Another time it was like the wind blew through the room and the sofa lifted and sat back down. I do understand.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Glad you are ok...we felt it here too! Chandies were swinging back and forth....and we are quite a ways away!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

So glad you are safe! i thought of all my blogging friends when I heard the news!!!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Glad to hear you're safe. One thing I do NOT miss about living in the Bay Area. (We now live in the Sacramento area)


From the Kitchen said...

Just had to stop over and say that I put sweet pickle relish and some of the "juice" in my egg salad too! Nice to "meet" you and glad you are o.k.! We used to live in La Jolla and felt a few rumbles while there.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

So glad you are all ok. I have been in several earthquakes having lived in San Diego and Los Angeles, they are always a little unnerving. Hope you had a Blessed Easter. Hugs, Marty

Bobbie Lynn said...

Good to hear that you and your family are okay. Wow, look at that road. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Debbie, I'm glad to hear you're all okay. This must have been so scary!!
I've never been through anything like this before.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Neabear said...

We heard about that earthquake too. Did not feel it north of the Bay Area, but we also heard some felt it in Sacramento area. Have friends and family who did feel it though and one of them is in Arizona! I am glad all of you are okay. I love your header picture. That is a gorgeous photo! Have a great week and stay safe.


stefanie said...

glad you guys are ok!!!!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Wow, so glad that you are ok! What a way to celebrate Easter, huh?!! :) Hope that the rest of your day went much better! Loved your pretty Easter table decor, too, I'm sure your family had a lovely time together!

Anonymous said...

Glad you all are ok and safe. My niece lives in CA and she felt it too.

Darlene said...

Glad you are all fine. I heard about that big earthquake there. When we lived in California I felt a couple of them....very eerie feeling....like your equilibrium is off.

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter egg hunt after the shake!!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

It's good to hear that you are all OK!

BS HONEY said...

Debbie, I'm sure this was scary. Just happy that you all are safe. Surely an Easter to remember.

Kerrie said...

Oh how scary!! We have cousins in Chico and also friends in Redding. Glad you are all safe! Hugs, Kerrie