Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Monday

I couldn't concentrate for a Silent Sunday, too much going on in my brain. We have a builder here now who has managed to weather-proof the walls that fell out during the 'quake, so long draft!! The lathe and plaster that fell and cracked still falls and cracks, mostly annoying in the kitchen. However, whats a bit of plaster dust between friends eh?

The drapery down the road created a fun photo opportunity for the reflections blog that I haven't joined yet but keep meaning to...


We had a 5.1 jolt last night that broke a lamp in my daughter's bedroom, and scared the crap out of us but we're ok really. Considering we've been living with earthquakes/aftershocks since 4 September 2010 you'd think we would be used to them. They're sneaky in the way they just happen without much warning, if we're outside we do get to hear the rumble first but often at night when we're indoors with Tvs and such going you don't get that spilt second warning.

On the brightside, haven't been able to return to work yet - our building is in the process of having it's fate decided after the one next to it collapsed into our stairwell.

Cheers, and I hope you've all got your emergency kits stocked and at the ready. You never know....

11 comments:

A Write Blog said...

Good grief, what a thing to live with. I cannot imagine going about my life with the knowledge that a quake could change everything.

My emergency kit consists of a brolly in the car

Steve said...

Emergency kit? We call it a drinks cabinet over here...

VioletSky said...

My emergency snow brush/ice scraper is still in the car.
All in all, I'd rather deal with a rogue snowstorm than a rogue aftershock.

Hope you are using your time off work productively.

...louciao... said...

Living with aftershocks, falling plaster, exposed laths, crashing lamps, the death of pets, tumbled chimneys, liquefaction, dust in the drinks, traumatized teens, dangerous work places...how does one ever prepare an emergency kit for all of that? Good to have news from you, nevertheless...even if it's not all good news.
Love and hugs.

Phil said...

Emergency Kit 2: Ditto Steve. Except if we lived out there, mine would have wheels and an extending grab handle on it.

And I'd be keeping it outside, halfway down the path.

5.1?! I don't know how you guys manage to get to sleep at night. I'd be living under canvas for the rest of my life.

The Sagittarian said...

AWB- haha, love it! Brolly indeed, that will be a useful start along with stout walking shoes!

Steve - I hear you, brother!

Violet- I think I'd rather a rogie snowstorm too to be honest (at least there's a bit of warning). I'm kind of working from home but The Stud is having to work from home too so it's a fight for table space. I let him win cos I'm lazy...

Louciao-yep, lucky we're a tough breed down here eh!

Phil-Its amazing what you can do if you have to, we tell ourselves we're camping...

Tenon_Saw said...

Are there enough builders to go round?

The Sagittarian said...

TS- nope, and there's not really enough plumbers or sparkies either! Finding a locksmith was easy but it took them nearly 3 weeks to get round to us. And most of the city is still using port-a-loos or chemical loos. Great place for a holiday tho'...

ρομπερτ said...

I remember the sound you write about. So far none over here,yet. Please have you all a safe and good Tuesday.


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Marginalia said...

Talking of song titles,and about the same period too, Carole King's "I feel the earth move." is so apposite.

Hope your record collection's ok. You do have a record collection - thank god for dust sleeves.

The Sagittarian said...

Robert-I hope you don't get that sund for quite some time!

Marginalia-Do we have a record colection! You know, we have to go round getting quotes for things to be replaced and when The Stud went to a store to enquire about the replacement of a turntable the 'kid' behind the counter had no idea what he was talking about! Good grief, he then had to explain about vinyl...I'm thinking the school education system here must leave a bit to be desired! We have boxes of records, and boxes of CDs as we're packing stuff away....