Helena, MT High 98 Low 63
We had quite a storm go through last night with lots of wind and lightning but not much rain. Watched the neighbor’s chair go flying through the air and into a tree. And not good weather for firefighters. I was sure glad when we finally quit rocking and rolling so we could get some sleep which has been lacking with the fireworks.
At 12:30 this morning I abruptly woke up with my heart trying to escape my body and the Bungalow was vibrating. Jim, of course, was still asleep but he didn’t stay that way very long with me punching him. He grunted that it was just the wind and went immediately back to sleep. Not me. This was NOT the rocking and rolling that the wind causes.
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit about 30 miles from here. No injuries or damage have been reported but officials are out this morning checking roads, bridges, and utilities.
I had no idea what was wrong and finally went back to sleep. Didn’t know it was an earthquake until we got a text from Todd this morning asking if we had felt it. We’re supposed to have more aftershocks today but I’m really hoping they are just minor ones.
How about a couple of beautiful Montana sunsets from our spot here in Helena.