I forgot to mention that we had an earthquake during the time that I was staying over at the hospital. One good jolt. I actually thought that it might have been a gust of wind. The earthquake was centered in Berkeley, and had a 2.9 magnitude. We were eleven miles from the source of the quake.
(I'm experiementing with links. If you click on the word earthquake, you should be able to see the US Geological Survey's information on this quake.)