Monday, November 7, 2011

A Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On . . .

You have probably heard by now about the earthquakes
 that occurred in Oklahoma over the weekend.

We did not feel the 4.7 quake that happened a little after 2:00 am Saturday morning.
When I woke up around 5:15 I saw lots of posts on Facebook
 from neighbors and friends who were jerked awake by the shaking.

Hubby and I went about our day shopping at Sam's and
watching college football.
After the OSU victory over Kansas State around 10:45 pm,
I called my sister in Missouri  then,
I jumped on Facebook to post a "Whoo-hoo !!!".
As I was typing the last ! (I never entered the "Whoo-hoo" post) I heard a distant noise.
I told Hubby to turn down the TV!
We heard a train like sound approaching from the southwest.
Suddenly, the shaking started and I kept yelling,
"Earthquake, earthquake, earthquake."
I told Hubby to call our son.
I called my sister back and told her what was happening.
The shaking and window rattling went on for at least a minute.
We soon found out that we had experienced a 5.6 earthquake.
My hands were shaking so bad as I read Facebook posts
and typed posts of my own.
Needless to say it took us quite a while to unwind and settle down
from our night of excitement about winning the ballgame
then a terrifying earthquake!
We were worn out yesterday.

One of my friends posted a fun recipe for
 Earthquake Cake
on Facebook Saturday night and on her
  blog, "I Have A Big Story To Tell" on Sunday.

Thanks for sharing, Lori Lucas!

Wishing you shake free Monday . . .


Christine said...

The first quake woke me up and I knew right away what it was. The one we had Saturday night was a doozy wasn't it. Never a dull moment living in Oklahoma!

Kari said...

I felt both but the second one was much more terrifying. It reminded me of a contraction! It started kind of weak and the gradually got stronger. So scary!

Love Of Quilts said...

I have posted a site on my blog you might would like to check it out. I don't know how scary this would be and really hope I don't find out. Glad your ok and hope there are no more. Trish

Patsy said...

My thorough's were sure with you. We didn't feel the shaking in this part of Arkansas this time but we are just waiting our turn for the big one.

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Sue said...

We went through the same thing some months back Carol, first time for me, and it was quite an experience.
The earthquake cake looks delicious, I will check her site out,. Thanks for taking the time to visit and for leaving me such a sweet note.
Enjoy your week.

Cindy said...

Earthquakes are happening a lot lately---strange weather---world countries in turmoil. Gives us a lot to think about! Glad your team won Saturday and glad there was no damaage from the quake to you and your family!

Kerin said...

Yes.. I've heard about those earthquakes that happened in your area.
Scary stuff!

I'm glad you're ok!

Hoping you have a shake free Monday too :)

nancy said...

I read about in the paper. it said it was the biggest earthquake ever in the state. glad to hear your ok.

Look beyond the picket fence said...

I heard Oklahoma had another quake yesterday, did you feel that one as well? We had one in New England during the summer, crazy. I am glad you found me on Pinterst. I love all the ideas, I should of joined a long time ago!
Stay safe!