Sunday, October 28, 2012
Slept in until 8:00 am this morning. I was thinking about taking Hiker for a morning hike over at Towsley Canyon but my right knee was still bothering me so I decided I'd drive us over to the South Fork bike/walk path and we'd walk there this morning. We were at the front door just getting ready to leave when an earthquake struck at 8:25 am. It was not a big one, just one big jolt and noise that lasted for about 5 seconds, but it scared the heck out of me and Hiker. I dropped to the floor and grabbed her, then she started barking and running around in circles. The epicenter was in the Newhall Pass about 8 miles from my house and was 3.9 on the Richter Scale. Even though it was a small quake, it seemed to have rattled my nerves for some reason. I remember feeling a small quake back in September 2011 that lasted a little longer and I didn't have Hiker then, but it didn't seem to rattle my nerves as much as this one did. I guess because this one was such a strong jolt that I was afraid that it was going to grow into a large one like back in 1994. Anyway, Hiker kept barking for several minutes this morning. Once we both settled down, I decided against going too far from home and we just went for a short walk down around Discovery Park. I did some laundry and I vacuumed and then put all of my hanging stuff back on my patio that I had taken down before the winds that never did get as bad as the had predicted. I'm hoping that my knee will stop bothering me soon. Got up to 94° here today.