Did it move for you?
I woke up at 4:35 this morning to the sound of stuff falling over, and I couldn’t make up my sleepy mind between the idea that someone had broken into our apartment or that someone had driven a car into our building. Fortunately NinjaHusband’s reflexes and reactions are sharper than mine — he got up and walked around the apartment and made sure we weren’t about to be robbed, then we both fell back asleep.
Turns out we had an earthquake this morning. Yes, I still live in the middle of the corn in Northern Illinois, but the USGS does not lie. Apparently the earthquake was 5.2 (downgraded from 5.4), stronger than the last one we had in 2002, which I slept through.
Kind of weird, and kind of scary considering very few buildings around here have any sort of earthquake-proof reinforcement. My apartment already has some weird cracks in it, in places where I would not expect to find cracks. ::crosses fingers and chants:: We’re going to find a house, we’re going to find a house, we’re going to find a house.
(Don’t forget the contest, going on until midnight Central time on Monday, April 21st!)