Well, what a rude awakening! William woke up with a start about 4:30 this morning--not typical for him. In fact, it kinda scared me. As I started to nurse him back to sleep, suddenly the bed started shaking. Got my attention real quick! I recognized the movement right away, but it wasn't accompanied by any noise (other than the creaking of wood) so I did everything I could to convince myself that it wasn't an earthquake--even called Ben to confirm with him that earthquakes don't happen in the midwest. Then what do you know, he called me on his way home from work to let me know there had been an earthquake, near southern Illinois. Apparently, with no mountains around, the earth shakes for quite a distance--noise free.
We are all ok. The kids (except for William) slept right thru it. No recognizable damage to report. We are fine. (a little rattled, but fine) Very interesting experience, though. I thought it was just tornadoes we'd be worrying about.