Sunday, October 15, 2006

SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL

I just got home and switched on the news... only to hear that Hawaii was hit by a 6.3 earth quake this morning.  No reported injuries or deaths, so there is some relief, but my brother lives on the Big Island, right next to the epicenter of the quake, and my parents and sisters live on Oahu, which has lost electricity and phone service.  I'm sure they're fine, but I'd feel a lot better if I could actually hear their voices say so. 

Its hard not to panic, listening to the urgency in the voices of the reporters, but the whole Islander Mentality is so different there.  Everything is so laid back and they run on Island Time, which is typically almost always late.  They never panic over anything there, they just take everything in stride and in their own time.

Having said that... Mom, Dad, Naomi, Vina, George... someone, anyone... give me a call when you can, k?  I'm sitting here worrying my butt off and you guys are probably all just sitting around the table, talking story and waiting for the electicity to come back on.  Mama's probably already planning on what she can cook on the hibachi, Daddy's most likely waiting impatiently for the power to return to his computer while listening to his battery operated emergency band radio.  I can almost hear Naomi's voice, which speeds up when she gets excited.  Vina... she's probably fussing because her husband is probably thinking about driving down to the beach to check out the waves.  And if George hasn't been called in to work (he works for the Hilo PD), he'll probably be turning the whole situation into an adventure for my young neices and nephew.

And I'm worried about them?  Heck yes.

CALL ME, GUYS!

13 comments:

princesssaurora said...

Prayers coming right now for you and yours in HI!!!

I hope you hear something soon!

be well,
Dawn

midwestvintage said...

OMG,  I just woke up and read this.  My sister lives in Kailua-Kona.  I am going to try and reach her.

            Julie

mumma4evr said...

oh...praying!
Becky

jckfrstross said...

praying your family is ok

Deb

midwestvintage said...

 I just got hold of my sister and she is OK.  She says they haven't heard of any deaths but lots of structural damage.  Her power was just restored so hopefully you will be able to get in touch with your brother soon.

                 Julie

tendernoggle said...

Praying for your family.
love u,
carlene

astaryth said...

Oh my! I hadn't heard about the earthquake yet.. I need to go turn the TV on, I've been out all day. Sending good thoughts and vibes for your family. I hope someone calls you soon. I know how scary it is when you just don't know. Hang in there!
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beckieramos said...

Hi friend. May they call very soon. My prayers are with them
God bless, Beckie

deslily said...

I hope you hear something soon.   It's a real good sign that they keep saying no deaths, so focus on that.  I know the waiting is hard.  I sat on top of the "northridge quake" in CA and my relatives were all out east here and we had no phones etc ..so getting that infor out to loved ones is hard.  .. hang in there.

sdoscher458 said...

Good thoughts headed towards your family...hope you hear from them soon. Earthquakes are scary I've been through a couple myself, not a nice experience.I know you worry....Sandi

missheathyrmaree said...

Dorn, I will be thinking of your family!
Hugs,
~H

ambassadorsinte said...

The Hawaii Davises are all okay.  We had a stressful day with no phones/electricity/news.  Then we discovered that Emergency Band Radio Station and spent the rest of the 10 no-electricity-hours listening to why they couldn't get our electricity back on.
Brother George went to the source and made emergency civil defense repairs and dodged giant boulders on the road, splits in the road and bridges half gone.  Then there was the section of Hwaii than fell into the sea and made giant dust clouds.  Your brother was "Johnny on the spot" since that's what he does for a living, repairing/maintaining civil defense equipment.

Dad, Mom and the other very drenched Hawaii Davises.

jwt1313 said...

My daughter lives on the Marine Base at K-Bay in Hawaii.  I was actually talking with her when she felt the quake.  I could hear things shaking in the apartment.  She scooped up her 20 mo. old son and stood in a doorway until things settled.  They were without power until around 9 p.m. Sunday night. Everything happens when her Marine is away from the Island.  He is in South Carolina attending school and called as soon as he heard the news.  Everything is back to normal thank you God.  Take care.  Love your journal.  Phyllis