I had just gone down to the basement in Dana's home to put away a box of coffee, when I felt the first rumble.
They live on a very busy road, so I thought at first..."Man that's one heavy truck going by...seems like it's rattling the entire house!" Thirty seconds later, it was evident that this was no pesky traffic incident. I flew up the stairs to Dana's 95 year old Mother, who was quite enjoying the rocking and rolling and mentioned that the host on the QVC channel had never been on air when an earthquake was underway. Quickly enough the reports came in, the crowds funneled out of the city and the rest is history.
I did stand in the doorway until the shaking stopped, but we might want to review evacuation procedures with Doris! She actually would have liked the event to happen again, so she could be more cognizant of what was actually happening. Yeah Right!
The saddest part is the loss of one of the spires on the National Cathedral. I love that architecture.
I've landed from DC and Maine, and we are taking off for Brussels on Friday.