April 18, 2008
Karen flew out to the west coast yesterday, so I’m here at home alone. At 5:35 this morning, someone grabbed hold of my bed and started shaking it back and forth violently. It woke me up, I looked to see who it was, nobody was in the room and the bed continued to shake.
It is a somewhat disturbing thing to wake up from a deep sleep and discover that you are riding a bucking bed in an empty room.
I immediately reached the rational conclusion that the bed was possessed… or the house was possessed… or the house was being repossessed by the mortgage company. Space aliens perhaps trying to scoop me up in their tractor beam? The second coming… was I having trouble getting off the ground?
Nope, it was an earthquake… a 5.4 earthquake somewhere to the east of us. Go figure, my wife is in California enjoying nice weather and I’m here in Indiana riding out an earthquake.