That was…interesting

Last night, I wanted to write a posting titled “Break in Line: Internet Cut Off”, but I was too busy talking with my ISP trying to get the situation fixed — and blogging on the iPhone is a pain, anyway. I was too busy at work today to post, and by the time I got home, we had service again…the trouble ticket said that there was a problem on the local loop about half-way between here and the central office, so I guess someone fixed it.

This evening, I was minding my own business when I thought I heard the garage door open. But the noise continued. And then things started to shake. And kept shaking.

It felt like a long time, but it was probably only about 20 seconds before things calmed down. I turned on the radio went to KCBS to listen, and soon learned that the quake was a 5.6 on the east side of San Jose, maybe 20 km away.

According to the USGS, there have been a number of aftershocks, but I haven’t felt any. And I’ll be perfectly happy if it stays that way.