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not such a light sleeper

I thought I had a great "mommy instinct." Dog pukes, I wake up. Cat gets into something, I wake up. Child is here and is napping, child wakes up, I wake up...

But I slept through the earthquake which even my dad woke up for.

Apparently I needed the sleep--or I really do have a bad sinus infection.

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kindletheflame
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
Last time there was an earthquake here in the morning the shaking woke me up. I thought, "Wow, that truck going by must be huge, it's shaking the whole house!" and then rolled over and went back to sleep. Learned a few hours later when I woke up that it was an earthquake.

Apparently, the "truck" thought wasn't just me—there was also a loud audible rumble in addition to shaking so lots of people thought it was huge trucks or planes going by.

I can only hope that if "The Big One" they keep warning about ever hits, that I will clue in a bit faster!
my_pen
Apr. 18th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're not an earthquake mommy!!! **giggles**

I'm very glad you got the rest you needed!! Sinus infections are the pits!!
datajana2007
Apr. 18th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
I heard about that while watching the news in the waiting room this morning (I had to get blood taken to check my cholesterol level).

I hope nothing was damaged.
rnb_capricorn
Apr. 18th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Dang, you must really have been out of it. I don't know how on earth you slept through that! But you weren't the only one. My grandma said her neighbor did too. I've not talked to the parents yet to see if they did.
orianaoracle
Apr. 18th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
My mom said she slept through it, too. It woke me up and had me freaking out. :p We've been having F-16s doing testing nearby and apparently they've broken the sound barrier twice, producing "sonic booms." I had heard about it on the news last night and I just kind've figured it was that. It was still pretty scary, though. My entire apartment shook for 40-45 seconds and I could hear everything rattling on the shelves.
jenandbronze
Apr. 19th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
Maybe my being deaf is a not-so-good thing... I sleep through everything and anything! LOL!

I did see a post in my e-mail from one of the lists I am on regarding the earthquake in the "midwest" but wasn't sure where, since I wasn't sure what was over there LOL... oh wait, either it was California, Oregon or Washington, since I live in BC, and that would be in the same time zone, wouldn't it? My geography is to be desired!
3kitties
Apr. 19th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
the quake
This one was in Illinois.
faylen
Apr. 22nd, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
I'm amazed I slept through it too, though I felt what was either an aftershock or a second one later that morning.
What's odd about that is that since moving here I've been a bit scared of earthquakes, because of like someone else said, the big one they keep warning about. It's not that panic scared because it's not like you can hide from these things or know when they're going to come, but still, I'm floored that I didn't wake up at the first sign of a shaking house. What's even more amazing, my dog didn't wake me up, either. The one that I did feel, she slept right through. I guess we've just both gotten used to the shaking that happens up here when big traffic goes by and so were able to just ignore it, but still!
browneegirl
Apr. 30th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
Don't feel so bad...
I totally slept through the earthquake and so did Dori...I think she has really gotten into her retired life!
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