Why yes, yes it was. And to think, this morning my biggest concern was what to wear to a hearing! By now I'm sure almost the entire country knows that a 5.9 quake hit in Virginia and was felt up the coast. Here on Long Island (the appendage of New York state where I live), it came as quite a surprise to many people. Reports are it was felt down in South Carolina and up in Massachusetts. Once I realized what it was, I was concerned for those located near the epicenter. Once I discovered where the epicenter was I was concerned for my BFF and her daughter. She and I have been friends since the 8th grade! It's amazing to me that we have maintained this friendship after more than 30 years and across state lines. (YIKES - am I that old??) She moved to Virginia about 5 years after we graduated high school, and relocated to Florida for a while, before returning to Virginia. I keep trying to talk her into returning to Long Island but her job needs her close to Washington, DC.
So we maintain the friendship through morning phone calls while I drive to work. Yes, I'm one of those people yammering away on my cellphone. I do however always use a hands free device. I find that the only time I am alone long enough to have a decent conversation with anybody is when I'm in the car. We see each other when we can - although certainly not often enough. I'm hoping to make it down to see her next month. It will be my birthday present to myself, if only I can find an affordable hotel for the family that isn't in a bad neighborhood!
So, my friends are safe, and I'm safe, and my family is safe, and I hope that all out in cyberspace reading this are safe as well!
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