We got haircuts this morning, exchanged some jeans for mr. k and ate at Wendy's, where a little boy (who looked to be about 13 mos. old) could. not. be. fed. fast. enough. to keep him from screaming in between every bite. He was quite fond of French fries. His mother came in "wearing" his little brother (about 4 months old) in a pouch on her chest, and leading the toddler and a girl of about four. I felt sorry for her. Having three kids under the age of four is not easy.
After lunch, we went to get our feet done. Mr. k has been to the nail salon three times now, and he seems to enjoy it more each time. But, of course, who doesn't loved to be pampered? After he was finished, he sat up front to wait for me. Around 2:30, he got a phone call from someone in NJ, telling us about the earthquake. We knew nothing about it, even though many people in this area felt the shaking, we were seated in vibrating massage chairs when it happened, so we didn't feel a thing related to the quake. Then the girls in the salon turned on the television, and we heard all about it. After we left the salon, I drove to the pharmacy to pick up some meds and I had orders from mr. k to buy an emergency weather radio, in preparation for the hurricane that is rapidly advancing on the US. Shortly after I entered the store, my call phone rang. It was our younger daughter, who had been trying to reach us and got no answer on either phone. The TV reporters had said cell phones were not operating well, due to the jammed circuits after the quake. She was on her way to our house, thinking we were "dead." I put her mind at rest, and she drove to the store and talked to her Dad, who was sitting in the car.
I needed to go to the grocery store (badly) but after all the excitement, I was pooped out so we came home. I've been thinking of the excessive heat of this spring and summer, storms that have caused our trees to fall, an earthquake today and a hurricane on the way. What more can happen? I'm almost afraid to ask!!