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I'm writing this post finally from the comfort of a warm and safe house. It has been a very stressful / dramatic / dangerous weekend. For those who i haven't stress out just yet, we had a 6.2 earthquake on Sunday evening.
It was the scariest thing both Theodore and i have experienced. We live on the top floor of an apartment building, which means that when the earthquake started, we felt the most of it. The noise, the feeling that the roof will fall on you, things falling from the shelves and breaking, pieces of plaster falling from the ceiling and walls creating dust, and broken glass everywhere. Between trying to get out of the house, catching Shrek (our cat) putting him in the crate, and putting Bella (our husky) on leash, must have been the longest minute ever. With the earthquake still going strong.
I couldn't stop crying even when we got outside the house. Everybody was trying to escape their houses, stressed and scared, and more earthquakes where shaking the ground below our feet. It was chaotic. I couldn't believe the fact that we were safe outside and most than anything, alive. Walking around the island, you would see houses having damages, people walking, and everybody packing their cars to find some safety. Nobody slept in their houses yesterday. Cars, safe buildings, where their options.
We tried to sleep in our car with Bella and Shrek. With the worst thing that more earthquakes still going on every 1 - 5 minutes. Not letting you relax and forget of your shocking experience. On top of everything, yesterday the weather decided to remember that it's winter. Cold, rain and snow.
We only got a few minutes today to pack our things, and clean the mess with the door open, ready to escape just in case. We would feel all the shakes every few seconds. That disturbing sound.. it won't get out of my head.
There are still earthquakes and haven't stopped. But thankfully we're now safe in Chanel's and Niko's house. It's a ranch style so it's safer and easier for us to get out quickly if we have to, relax and shake off the stress. The island is declared on a state of emergency, and the news say that we might be expecting one more big. Things that felt so important yesterday are zero today. How everything can change in 5 seconds right?