February 22, 2011

Another earthquake

Terrifying day after a shallow violent quake at lunchtime. Numerous aftershocks already. Office trashed. Was thrown from my chair while books piled on top of me and light fittings fell. Crawled under desk and had to lift filing cabinets off door to escape, grabbing bags as I went. Poppy was with my friend on stairs, safe. Scott drove to work. He was still in bed!!!! We have left my car at work and crawled home through floods, mud, gridlock. Living hell. House is a mess but Alex has cleaned up breakages.... Livable. Pot on stove boiling. No power water toilets... Looking for candles!!!
Can't phone my parents. Worry, stress, fear. People are dead or trapped. Kids all ok. Thankful for being here, home, safe. Hope others are ok too

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  1. I've been watching the news all night long, so happy you're safe Fi. Hows Kirst & family?? You can come & stay with me to be safe! TAKE CARE> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. I'll check in again later but all I can say for now is ' thank God you're safe '.

  3. I'm so grateful for those I know in Christchurch who are safe. I have friends there at the moment visiting and they were safe. Because of the Napier quake I've always been aware of the potential devastation but today's quake has been a really horrific experience for me and I'm not even there!! I cannot even begin to understand how you must feel. You are in my thoughts.

  4. Hi Fi...
    I am not sure if my first comment has gone through - there was an 'unable to complete your request' sign.
    I just wanted to say that you were the first person I thought of when we heard the news this morning. It must be truly terrifying.
    Thank you so much for letting us know that you are safe.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    With love
    Caryl (aka "Maxmom") in South Africa

  5. Hope you are ok. came via Marja's site.

    My eyes are glued to the TV.

  6. I hope you all stay safe it must be terrifying. The damage to your beautiful city is terrible but the loss of life is heartbreaking. Our thought are with all our kiwi friends.

  7. We are thinking and praying for all of you.

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  8. We're glad you're safe -- but can only imagine the devastation and what dealing with the aftermath will be like. Our thoughts are with you!!

    Wirey woofs,

    Jake and Just Harry

  9. Trying to think when I heard the news if I knew any bloggers in Christchurch... Your name came fluttering by (even though we've mostly met on friends blogs) so I came here to check... I have to borrow GB's words: "I cannot even begin to understand"

  10. oh gosh...so glad to hear you are safe, Mom has everydoggy & person in Chrischurch in her thoughts. Living in Southern California, we are constantly aware that the 'big one' might come.

    stay safe
    wags, wiggles & slobbers

  11. Stopping by from Wilf's blog. So sorry for all the devastation in your part of the world!! We too are constantly aware that this could happen here too. Sending love from Anchorage Alaska xo

  12. Angus and Wilf sent us over ... our thoughts and prayers are with you. We're glad you are safe. Please stay that way!

    Jake and Fergi and Family

  13. We came over from Wilf's as well. Stay safe. Our thoughts are with you and your family... from Los Angeles

  14. w00fs, we came over from Wilf's bloggie too..our thoughts are with all of u there..Hope the clean up will go easy..

    b safe,

  15. In Auckland. Have friends I can't contact in Christchurch / Lyttleton, and can't imagine what it is like for you to actualy be there, but glad to know you are OK. Stay safe and take care. We are thinking of you.

    Riley (and his mum)

  16. We are thinking about all you Christchurch people and hope for a speedy clean up and things back to normal asap.

    I hope too that the aftershocks are not too scary. We can't even begin to imagine the stress you are all under.

  17. My heart goes to Christchurch and my prayers are for all of you!!! May God protect you and your family!

  18. Have been thinking of you l hope you your family and friends are all safe. Sending love and thoughts to you.

  19. You all are in my thoughts and prayers!

  20. Thought of you as soon as I heard the news on waking yesterday. So glad you are ok. Can't believe all the devastation I have seen both your photos and on the news here. Hang on in there, I hope conditions improve soon.


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