A good reminder

US Geological Survey map of the earthquake

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.

Day 4 of 365. And Day 735 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!

1 year ago today: Minty lips

2 years ago today: Instant warmth and comfort

What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

7 replies

  1. You should get one of those head-torches (UK torch). Now that they are LED they can be really bright. They leave both hands free (obvs) and alwys point in the direction you are looking. What really annoys me about them (all the ones I’ve seen, anyway), is that they take three AAA batteries. You cannot buy three AAA batteries (as far as I know), so there is always one spare, which is not much use for anything else, as almost all devices take at least two batteries.



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