But it wasn't until I got a text from Chef that I realized there was a tsunami heading my way. That's what I get for watching ESPN's Mike and Mike in the morning instead of the news. As you all know by now, we got lucky. Only a three foot impact hit the beaches of Ventura County. I actually work in Ventura County, but the people at work weren't really shaken up about the tsunami either. Interested for sure but not overly worried. There was an undeniable odor of salt in the air this afternoon after the waves hit.
Chef and the apartment were 100 percent untouched. The only good side effect of the event was that traffic was lighter going home. I guess people stayed home today because of the warning. There were two things about today's warning that got to me:
- It took family and friends from landlocked Indiana and Tennessee to let me know what was going on in my county. In my defense, the two hour time difference was to their advantage.
- There doesn't seem to be a good warning system for major events here. I can only imagine how it's going to be when the big one hits. Whoosh.
Thoughts are with those who actually got hit by the tsunami and affected by the earthquake.