Thursday, August 16, 2007

Day 338: Earthquakes and birthdays

Hey everyone, thank you for all the email and phone calls. We are all OK here in Musho, and Peace Corps reports no injuries of staff or volunteers. Our hearts go out to all those on the coast who have lost homes. We do not know if we will be able to help in the relief effort there. I was doing my radio program and felt suddenly sick, walked outside and realized that I was experiencing an earthquake. I looked to the mountain, half expecting it to come tumbling down on top of us. Fortunately, five minutes of gelatin ripples later, the ground stopped moving, the trees stopped swaying, and I was back broadcasting the blues on my weekly radio show. Whew.

Happy birthday, Dad!!! Hope you had an excellent day of celebration.