JANUARY 10TH, 2010 5:00AM PST 

I had to stop in this morning and say thanks SO much to everyone who left a comment, Tweet or sent an email checking in after the earthquake. The One Pretty Thing house was about 33 miles from the epicenter of the 6.5 quake but our place held up beautifully. We were lucky in that our neighborhood had power and internet back within minutes. We have a few broken items around the house and a bit of clean-up to do but luckily everyone in the area seems to be fine and the damage doesn't appear to be too bad.

When the quake hit we ran outside (tea still in hand), watched the cars bounce around and the wires sway, debated with the neighbors over the size of the quake, and then went back inside. Although the initial quake was pretty scary, those of us who have lived here for awhile are quite used to all the shaking. This is a great reminder for those of us in earthquake country to stay prepared. Last night we double checked our emergency supplies, checked flashlight batteries, and made sure we had pet food, water and extra cell phone chargers in our car.

Those interested in earthquake preparedness should check out USGS.gov for great tips and what-to-do's before and in the event of a quake. Thanks so much to everyone for their concern! I hope everyone else in Northern California is ok- my thoughts are with all of you!

12 Responses to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Amy O'Kane Says:

    oh, I am soo making that lovely wallet this week!

  2. Brooke Says:

    Thank heavens you were ok. This is the first time I am hearing about the earthquake. Guess I am emerging from my little bubble.

  3. Lisa Says:

    I’m glad you’re ok! My thoughts go out to everyone who was hurt.

  4. Almost Unschoolers Says:

    I read about the earthquake, but didn’t realize that was your area – glad to hear you came through ok.

  5. 5orangepotatoes Says:

    Yikes about the earthquake! So glad you are all ok and the house is ok. Love that you still had your tea in hand.


  6. admin Says:

    Thanks so much everyone!

  7. karen Says:

    I am sorry to hear about the earthquake, so glad that you are okay. I stopped by, because on my way driving from Massachusetts to New hampshire I always listen to podcasts. One of my favorites is Craftypod. I was listening to her interview with you, and when I got home I couldn’t wait to see this website. I browsed a bit and all that I can say is WOW! What a resource, you must be so proud to offer such a beautiful place for all of us to enjoy.


  8. Tutorial: Easy-sew fringed fleece head wrap · Sewing @ CraftGossip Says:

    [...] [via One Pretty Thing] [...]

  9. Kimmie Says:

    Glad you’re alright and I hope everyone else is as well!

  10. Kyoko Says:

    Hi Rachel,
    I’m sorry to hear that you have experienced such an earthquake. Having lived in Japan where we get lots of earthquake too, I totally understand what you have described. Gosh, 6.5 is a big one…
    Thank you so much for the link. There are so many other creations too. They are wonderful!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

  11. Krystle@CraftyHabit.blogspot.com Says:

    Oh my, I didn’t even know about the quake until now. I am very happy that you and your family are safe.

  12. How to Conceive a Boy Says:

    Geez, everytime I see blogs this good I just want mine to be there already! :) Great work.

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