We had a 5.8 earthquake yesterday while I was at work. I work on the second floor of an office building and it shook pretty hard. There was a hard jolt followed by several smaller ones and then a few seconds went by and then another hard jolt followed by more small ones and then it just swayed for awhile. By that time several of us were at the doors of our office looking out at each other, wondering whether we should get under our desks (that would be a very tight fit) or just ride it out. The center of the earthquake was about 25 miles west of Anchorage so it was very close. It's not uncommon to feel the occasional earthquake and I don't usually even get up from my desk. This one was a little bit bigger though and got my heart pumping.
It's been cold too. We are hovering right around 0 degrees Fahrenheit at my house. I'm dreaming of warmer places to live....like maybe Missouri! We haven't had much snow to speak of so it's just hard frozen ground that doesn't even look very pretty. We might get some snow later this week - cross your fingers for us! We haven't gone snow machining at all yet this year. It's high time we did!