we were shook out of our beds at 1:40 in the morning....a huge "boom" and then the sound of things from the house falling (framed photos from the picture ledge). i thought for sure it was an earthquake...then i thought maybe a tree fell onto the house....then i thought maybe it was a bomb. luca slept through the entire thing, true briefly woke up....he told me if it was an earthquake not to worry because the aftershock wouldn't be too bad, then he promptly feel back asleep.
neither aaron nor i could go to sleep until we could figure out what was up. it took a while for us to get information....but an entire building was leveled just 4 blocks away. neptune coffee, mr gyros, and a convenience mart. the explosion sent 9 firefighters to the hospital...and amazingly, all are ok. it's hard to believe that there were no lives lost. the picture below aaron took this morning at 5am. as of 8:30am, the fire is still smoldering.