Update from Dixie- January 20
20 January 2010 6:25 AM
Another large earthquake struck here about 6:10 AM. It registered 6.1 on the scale!!! It shook the house but only for about 10 seconds. The children are again outside on the driveway. There is no way they will probably come back in today! It rained last night so it is cold and wet out there. This is NOT an aftershock...this was an earthquake to all of us!!
When will I be able to sleep with my bedroom door shut again? When will I be able to put my foot rest up on my recliner and not sit in fear that I cannot get out fast enough if there is another earthquake? How long before the earth stops moving and I stop being dizzy all of the time? How long before every little shake of the house does not make my heart beat faster?
We had 14 people come yesterday to help. All thought they had prepared themselves for the aftershocks...it did not work! They jumped out of bed and were just as scared as the rest of us who had lived through the 7.0!
I am headed to the US Embassy to get visas. Please pray that a visa is issued for each child and we can get the children out of Haiti to their families!
We are all so ready for this to be over! I am afraid to live in this big 3 story house! I am claustorphobic and the thought of being buried under concrete is almost too much. I am rethinking the design for the new orphanage! It may be only one story!!!
Posted on Wed, January 20, 2010