Stupid video, but I know I appreciated it when people in earthquakes posted videos about their experiences. So here is mine. I was organizing my son's books in his bookcase. I felt a shaking but thought it was a plane. Then the shaking continued so I thought the kids might be blasting the stereo or a train was about to run into the house. . . . but we have no trains nearby and then I realized THIS IS AN EARTHQUAKE IN FREAKIN VIRGINIA!! What am I supposed to do? I have never been in an earthquake before. I at first went under a doorway but then thought, MY KIDS DUMMY GET THE KIDS! I ran down the stairs as they shook under my feet. Jon Jon was outside and Victoria was telling him to come back inside and go to the basement. I was grabbing Eli and yelled "that's a tornado, run outside!" All the kids ran outside and Eli and I were close behind. Then the shaking stopped. A neighbor came outside and yelled "What was that?" I yelled back (she was across the street)Then all of the neighbors came outside and we made sure everyone was okay. After calming everyone down I surveyed the house for damage and this video shows my results. Only a family picture fell and doors were opened but that was all. My phones were down at first but now they are fine.
I haven't blogged in a while. I never made it big in blogging and I never found an audience. I gave up and instead used Twitter as a way to express myself. I primarily used Twitter for about four years and even had my own little community. I had a few major retweets but was never famous or anything. I kept myself anonymous because I didn't want attention. I just wanted to express my feelings. A month ago I quit and it was one of the best decisions I've made. It was popular last year to say that 2016 was the worst year ever! It was a very strange year for me! I went through many challenges, new baby, c section, deployment, teenagers, a move, and ended the year losing my grandfather, I went into a deep depression and realized that I was spending sometimes 6-8 hours arguing with people on Twitter. I knew that couldn't help my depressed mood so I decided one day to quit. By day three I felt like a new person. I had more energy and I no longer felt hopeless. Instead of w