A 4.4-magnitude earthquake jolted us awake in the wee hours. We’re ok, not to worry. It lasted 10 seconds and felt more of a gentle rippling beneath us rather than the terrifying Loma Prieta quake, which I still remember all too clearly.
This morning’s earthquake, which originally registered as a 4.7 centered about 45 miles away, serves as a good reminder that I need to finish updating our emergency preparedness kit. I got it sorted when we first moved to Santa Rosa, and then I began updating it once the firestorm hit our town. However, I never finished it. We’ve got a giant container of water and medications for everyone, but we still have no working flashlights in our home (except for our phones, but that’s only so convenient).
So, although I felt a bit nervous, it wasn’t really scary. I enjoyed how my friends across the Bay Area all congregated on Facebook to check who felt it. Today’s #OneGoodThing was the earthquake’s gentle reminder that I need to finish preparing our family for any emergency.
1 year ago today: Minty lips
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What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!