There was a earthquake in San Francisco. Normally, this day has come and gone before I realize it.
Today, the similarities and differences struck me. October 17. 1989 was a hot day(SF standards,) it was muggy, and there was a slight smog in the air.
I was a full-time student during the day and worked a night shift from 3pm-12 midnight. The night-shift looked forward to 5:00pm, because the day shift departed and the building got quiet.
Well, this day, at 5:00pm the building began to shake. I duked under one of the old wooden desk. I didn't get up until the building stopped moving.
We went outside to the parking lot across the street. There was a head count to make sure the night shift was accounted for.
We discovered that a brick wall on the 6th street of the building had collapsed. A lot of our cars had been damaged. Some were crushed and resembled metal suitcases. One woman from the day-shift lost her life when the wall collapsed.
***SIDE NOTE***My car was famous! My godmother called the next day and told us to turn on the To.day Sh.ow. There was my car. It has risen in the air and landed on a pile of bricks from wall that collapsed.
Fast forward 2010******
It began raining this morning as I prepared for work. I look forward to 5:00pm today, because the library closes and I get to leave for the day.