-Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Once my neighbor and I verified that we were both still alive and well, our first acts were to make contact with our families. When the power is out and phone lines taxed, computers and cellphones are useless. We wished for 'ye old battery powered radios', of which we had none.
My first outside contact was with my brother in New Jersey via IM:
7:29 AM me: Jay! we just had the biggest earthquake
7:30 AM phones aren't working but the power's back on
Jason: hey talked to mom she had called just before and then after
me: they're okay?
7:31 AM scared, stuff fell down cabinets crashed, glass broke but they were OK -- were there more aftershocks? there was one when we talked (after the first one)
me: i felt that too. sounds like it was bigger in kailua
In the next few hours, I had to rely on my brothers and niece on the mainland to contact my family in Kona and get back to me either through e- mail or cell phone.
I think we all have had our senses overloaded so all I will say for today is that Kona Yoga is open for business and classes will be held as scheduled.
Krista Anderson Graves and Krista Olson are holding a special Art and Asana for Expectant Moms this Saturday from 2-6pm. There are spaces still available so call Krista Graves at 938-0103 to register.
I took the photo above, of my only near catastrophe: Mr. Art Model was about to fall from the shelf in my bathroom and into the loo (lua). We live such a charmed life here in Kona, let's not wait for another earthquake to acknowledge that.