We don’t have caller ID or call waiting. So, when the phone rings at 6 am and you can’t get your sorry pregnant carcass out out of bed to run to the kitchen to answer it (because the phone in our bedroom doesn’t work) you don’t know who it was or what on earth they wanted. I thought… “hmm, maybe it was my husband who’s been out turkey hunting since 4:45 am and he wants to know if I was a bacon, egg, & cheese biscuit from Hardee’s.” Then when the phone rings again 15 mins later and I can’t get my sorry carcass out of bed in time to get there once again…. I’m really wondering what on earth is going on. So I call Justin. No answer. Call my MIL (who’s on her way to France, thinking maybe she wants me to give her dog one more kiss). No answer from her and then the cell phone dies. Now I just wait by the phone at 6:30 am and think “maybe they’ll call back”. And minutes later they do.
It’s dad and the first thing he asks is “Are you watching the news?”
“Hmmm…watching the news…” I think to myself. I said, “No, I’m not watching the news. I’ve been 1/2 sleeping 1/2 wondering why you’re calling.”
Anyway, he goes on to inform me that an earthquake hit the farm. Never in a million trillion years would I have guessed that one. He said he thought everyone was ok and the phones are out but he got the neighbor on her cell phone and she went to check on mom and she’s ok. I called Mimi and she sounded like she had just been in a car accident with lots of shaken up nerves and she said her two chimneys had fallen over and that all her pictures had fallen off the walls and the dog was going berserk. It happened at 4:30 am and when it started she said she sat up in bed and yelled, “DARBY!” I was honored, unfortunately she meant to yell, “Mitzy” (which is her dog!).
Anyway, that’s the excitement of the day so far and it’s only 7:15. I’m sure they’ll be more excitement as my day moves on and I prepare for Laguna! 🙂