Friday, April 18, 2008

The Earthquake Shook Me Into Action :)

I woke up a few times last night, one of which was during our 5.2 Illinois earthquake! I didn't feel major movement, but the windows were rattling and it woke me up. The epicenter was in the southern part of the state, but people felt the quake across the Midwest - from St. Louis to Cincinnati.

But that isn't the main reason why I'm blogging this morning. Look at this tired face:

Okay, these are sort of out of order. Look at this tired face below:
Here we are, playing once again at a very early hour.
In my sleep-deprived, earthquake-shaken state, I mustered up some courage and grabbed my cute baby. We walked upstairs...
...I knocked on the door of the dog lady and nicely asked her if it would be possible to not walk over his room when she's up really early! The dog barked at us, but his owner was kind and said she would try to remember to not walk that way (we have a very circular layout - the room Eli sleeps in has two doors, one of which connects to the kitchen, so it's convenient to walk through that room to get to the kitchen).

Thanks earthquake! I'm curious to see if Eli sleeps later now that she hopefully won't be walking above him at 5:30 a.m...

8 comments:

Heather said...

We had an earthquake? Our windows rattle when a truck drives by, so maybe I've learned to phase it out! Let's talk about naps today--I'll sympathize with you about your light-sleeping baby.

jcsev said...

You guys get earth quakes? I didn't think that happened in your neck of the woods!!!! We had several while we were living in California (I was told anyway) and somehow I missed every one!! They always seem to come in the night and I just sleep right through it!

I am so glad that your neighbor responded favorably to your request! Good job!

LINDSAY said...

I didn't feel anything. Probably good I didn't. I would have freaked :) Way to go about talking to your neighbor!

Sarah S said...

I think they said this was the first earthquake since the 60s. So it's not too common for us to get them out this way!

Beckie said...

what time was the earthquake?? I had no idea! I have felt them when living in CA, but not this one. Sarah I am so proud of you that you went up and talked to your neighbor!!! Way to go!

Stephanie said...

Oh I am so so proud of you! Way to go, girl. I'm so glad your neighbor was nice to you.

emandteem said...

I didn't know you got earthquakes. Weird. Cute pics

Sarah Beck said...

Way to go confronting your neighbour! Hope it brings out good results. I totally was thinking of you (and my friend in Champaign) when I heard the earthquake on the news. Crazy!