Oh My god, We will look back on this in years to come and remember it and be so very thankful for even the small things. Yesterday, Dec 26, 2004 an 8.9 earthquake hit The Ocean Floor just off Sumatra. Shock waves sent a massive Tsunami throughout the Indian Ocean: Indonesia, India, Africa, Thailand and the Maldives - among others were hit. On Patong Beach (where we had a little bungalow), a 40' wall of water hit at 500 mph. Everyone is in total shock that this day and age there was no warning. We missed this horrible event by 2 weeks - it is so scary. Our hearts and prayers go out to the thousands of people living there and who were effected.