I don’t think I mentioned the earthquake that shook the island last night. It wasn’t very big, but it shook me awake. I hate these nocturnal temblors, they are one of the worst things imaginable. Waking up while the house is jerking around beneath you is absolutely horrifying. Probably because I am in a vulnerable condition and the forces involved are so unpredictable. My usual reaction is “OH SHIT!! Is this the big one? Is my house collapsing?” Thankfully houses are built tough on Guam; they have to be to survive typhoons.