via stuff.co.nzAll so sad.
Many smaller shocks overnight, but a break for nearly six hours to let us sleep a little more peacfully. Generally we sleep through the smaller ones, but most people woke to the larger 5.0 at dawn. Not that we do much - takes more than those to make us rush for doorways now, but it does put you on alert .
We cleaned up Monday night - and yesterday managed to buy some brackets for the bookshelves. Not sure they will help as my friends brackets just tore the wall out... personally I think we should just pack it all into boxes and leave the shelving empty... and today I started taking more pictures down. Feels a bit like giving up.
We lost a huge fish tank at work and although able to save the fish, it created a mess. It has been cleared tpday - tomorrow we start again on the offices and classrooms, but the students will not return until Monday, so I am retimetabling, again. I know it is hugely stressful for them, and the staff, but there is not a lot we can do but adapt. There is still time to complete all of it.
We are one of the lucky ones. We have power and water and a home. They are putting in a heat pump today to replace our broken chimney which will be a step forward. Mainly we are just tired, more than a little stressed, not sure what the ground has in store for us, what impact it will continue to have on the city, let alone individuals and their homes.
Lots of positive thoughts and community support... but a lot mroe needed to ensure the well being of those most badly affected in the flooding and cold.
Overall I still feel better today than I did last on this day last year .