So, where were you when it happened? I was still in bed, half-asleep. At first I thought it was a large truck - I live right by the freeway, so it's not too uncommon to have a large truck rumble the house. Then it started to get bigger and bigger, and it dawned on me that it was much too big to be a truck. I was still groggy, and for some reason, I thought my first priority was to turn off the air conditioner, which I did. Then I went upstairs to check on my wife and daughter - they were alright. Then I went outside to see if I could see anything out of the ordinary. That's when the aftershock hit. I was standing next to my car and it was rocking back and forth. Crazy!
Thank goodness it didn't happen on a weekday, as the roads would have been gridlocked. And I'm grateful that it served as a reminder to me and my family to have a disaster plan in place for these kinds of catastrophic events.