Wednesday, June 23, 2010

That was exciting

I've felt the Earth move.

There I was at work, getting ready to start a report for a new project when there was this loud sound like a semi starting from the stop light. Then the building shook. I was thinking "Crap the truck hit the building" then everything kept moving. So no truck.

My boss was on the phone: "I have to call you back we're having an earthquake. Yes, an earthquake. Pause everyone out right now!" Yeah so we cleared our floor - just a couple people that needed to be encouraged to move.

Then they sent us home until an engineer could give the all clear. So I got to go home like half an hour early. Everything at home was fine when I got back - including Miss Shadow who doesn't seem at all effected.

For those who haven't heard there was a 5.0 quake about 60 kms northeast of Ottawa (where I am), certainly the biggest quake that I've felt since living here - I think I slept through most of the other ones. I'm all for not doing that again for awhile.


Lynn said...

Can you believe it, I didn't feel it! I was in the elevator in the hospital when it hit and didnt feel a thing. But my sister in Michigan felt it!

Kathy A. said...

Glad to hear you were safe! We got nothing here!

Rachel said...

I can't believe you all left the building!! haha! In Burlington, it also shook pretty bad, but we all just stayed and were wondering if we all had vertigo. It never occurred us to go outside. And actually, experts said that people in Ottawa shouldn't have left the building they were in. In case of earthquakes, it's safer to stay inside.