Finally it stopped. We began the tour through the house to see what damage had occurred. Most everything that is tall, expensive or breakable is adhered to its location with museum putty, the greatest stuff. Nothing moves. I'm not saying it would survive a long 8.0 or greater, but anything in the sevens and only a minute's duration is OK.
A few canned double stacked canned goods fell and some items in the garage also, but nothing breakable. The biggest worry in the house is the large wine collection that goes from floor to ceiling. They are not
caged but in open storage units. Many do well, but champagne does not. The bottles are too round to withstand much.
We had a meeting about them afterwards though. Adjustments are going to be made to each unit that will elevate the bottles back a bit. They will just have to be able to leap over a one inch rise in order to fall to their demise. The last quake was about 6.8 and many of them came loose and were scattered about on the floor, although none broke. That one lasted eons!! Very nerve wracking. Every drawer in the house came out.
Although the house survived and my husbands shop and mine, the wood working shop wasn't happy. it slipped a little off it's feet causing the doors to wedge tightly closed. It was too bad as I hadn't finished my Christmas decorating. I guess the good Lord made up my mind that I was finished. There is always something exciting happening here. We are truly most fortunate. Merry Christmas %& Happy Hannukah.