Shaking in our boots
Then I had to look up another old internet friend who is a seismologist. Earthquakes are her business. Her Facebook wall was like a seismology graduate school class where all her seismologist friends got into a great (but somewhat incomprehensible) discussion about how tsunamis are produced. Quite interesting.
The kids and I got into quite a few interesting scientific discussions about what was happening. I explained how the ocean buoys measure the height of the waves and how that gave people enough warning to evacuate the shores. We talked about why tsunamis are more dangerous than tornadoes, and compared them to hurricanes. It was one of those "teachable" moments that we haven't had in a while. It was actually nice and pleasant in the midst of terrible circumstances to have a good family moment.
At around 5 am I could barely keep my eyes open so I want to bed but Gemma reported that I slept terribly and was talking in my sleep the whole time. I knew I wasn't sleeping well when I woke up to Graham saying to Gemma, "Isn't she cute when she is asleep?" Awwww. Stumble It! JBlog Me