Christmas Eve

Earthquake Update

More and more earthquake stories are emerging. Bethel Lutheran - the church my family attends - was damaged, but thanks to last summer's retrofitting, not destroyed. (The picture at the top of the page is the inside of the sanctuary) A couple of hikers got stuck on Bishop's Peak during the quake, and I can't even begin to imagine how terrifying that would be! The two women who died in Paso Robles are remembered, several wineries were damaged, and a lot of people's homes and businesses were so damaged they had to be condemned. Luckily they'll be able to get tax relief to help ease the financial pain. I felt two more aftershocks late late night that woke me from my sleep; one felt pretty strong. Mom said she felt a little one yesterday afternoon, too. We're not noticing any here in SLO. They say we could still get another good-sized aftershock before the weekend. It probably wouldn't be as big as the quake itself, but could be a 4. Thank God for Zoloft, or I'd be a totally freaked-out mess! As it is, I'm handling the whole thing pretty well.