So. We had an earthquake. We woke up in the middle of the night to the most godawful rumbling and rattling. The following conversation ensued:
Me: What on earth is that?
Mrs Offmessage: No idea. The house is shaking though. Could it be an earthquake?
Me: Earthquake? Unlikely
Mrs Offmessage: What is it then? I don’t like it.
Me: It’s very windy. Maybe it’s the wind?
Mrs Offmessage: Doing that?
Me: Well… Yes… Could be. The wind could be hitting the resonant frequency of the house.
(Mrs Offmessage looks sceptical)
Me: You know, like when bridges collapse
(Mrs Offmessage continues to look sceptical)
Me: It would have to be blowing from a particular direction I guess
(Mrs Offmessage rolls over)
Me: That narrow path down the side of the house could cause a funnel effect…
At least I wasn’t in bed with Ian, I guess