A peaceful morning, totally unlike the rude awakening of 2010 on September 4th.
Seems a lifetime ago.
Progress is happening, but so slowly and for many the stress of repairs, insurance battles, financial strain and uncertainty has been unimaginable.
I found this picture and article in today's paper interesting...
Yesterday I read Deb's blog post.. "The heart expands when it is broken". She makes some great observations and reflections...
In the last four years I have learned that everybody has a breaking point,
it is just that some people get there sooner.
I have learned to respect this and to make allowances for someone
who is not coping, instead of judging them as I may have in the past.
Do read her post for yourself at
So thinking of everyone here today as we rebuild our city, our lives, and cope with the changes together.