At 4:00 this morning Javad and I were rudely awakened by the earth shaking our house. Nothing like that adrenaline rush you get from something jolting you out of a sound sleep. Thank God for the Internet. Our first thought was that some vehicle had driven full speed into our house. Then I thought maybe the roof had caved in in another part of the house. But neither of those things would have caused a shaking that lasted several seconds. I tried to go back to sleep with the assumption that it was an earthquake, but I just couldn’t without knowing for sure. So I got up and checked some geological website that confirmed (20 minutes after the fact) that we had indeed had an earthquake. 4.3 magnitude (which apparently was changed to 3.8 later, not sure why). Thankfully, the girls and Isaac slept through it. And once I knew what it was, I was able to finally drift back to sleep until Isaac woke up at 6:15.

You just don’t expect to be woken up by an earthquake in the midwest. Very weird morning.

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Annie writes about life, motherhood, world issues, beautiful places, and anything else that tickles her brain. On good days, she enjoys juggling life with her husband and homeschooling her children. On bad days, she binges on chocolate chips and dreams of traveling the world alone.

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