IT'S A PUN
I have a few oustanding commissions and I am going to work on them! Why am I busy? So, in the middle of a 12 day work stint, there was a 6.1 magnitude quake. It scared the bejeezus out of me, knocked all my stuff all over the place, and killed one of my fish. One thing they don't tell ya about earthquakes is how bright the sky looks. Bright blue flashes of light, power lines clashing together and exploding. The quake was bad enough, but I was in the middle of working the racetrack. 10 / 11 hours days on my feet, now with mortal terror and 4 hours of sleep? YEAHHHH. But now everything settling down, literally, we're having some aftershocks. :[
The damage is not so bad, thankfully. Almost everyone is okay! Lots of broken water pipes, roads, and walking wounded. Parents' water heater is broken. Big casualty: the wine industry. I gain amusement that the wine-o's who didn't insure their collections are crying.
But yeah in all honesty, strongest quake I've been in in my adult life. All the power was out, no stoplights, no stores, no gas, even safeway was closed that morning. It was really eerie. Everything that wasn't bolted down had moved somehow. So I spent tonight picking up and shoving furniture back in place. I'll get back to painting soon! 3 day weekend ahoy... yay!