Things started moving. The pictures on my wall moved. My computer was shaking. I looked out the window from my 6th-floor office and felt dizzy, trying to steady myself as I felt the building swaying beneath my feet.
Co-workers in the conference room screamed. I made my way into the hall and we all stood, frozen, unsure what to do or what was going on.
Then, as quickly as it began, it was over.
"Was that...an earthquake?!" someone said with disbelief... "in Baltimore?!"
We evacuated the building and stood on the lawn for a few minutes until a hospital official informed us that yes, this was in fact an earthquake, a 5.9 level earthquake with the epicenter in Virginia.
"That really shook me up!" I said to my boss, who luckily also has an appreciation for my classy sense of humor and quick, original wit.
Then, we went inside and had a meeting 10 minutes later. The downside of working in a medical hospital? We don't just "close", like my mom's work did. Humph.
Next on the agenda?
A hurricane this weekend, apparently.
How is your week going? Anyone else survive this pretty little natural disaster yesterday?