Just as we thought things were starting to calm down…..
I was about to go out the door for my first day back at work when there was a massive 5.1 magnitude aftershock.
Power off again, alarms going off everywhere. Not going anywhere now. More of a concern was that Karen had gone to work a couple of hours earlier. This was the first time we had been apart during a major shock and I was worried she was OK. Text messaging to the rescue – all was OK. Apart from another vase smashed and a small piece of flaking paintwork the house has again come through with flying colours. More shakes through the day and the nerves are starting to show now. Every sound makes you think that another shake is starting. Ballantynes is going to stay shut again tomorrow cos of the aftershocks and the intermittant power cuts.
Still, compared to many people we are very, very, lucky and our thoughts are with those who were not so fortunate.
If you go to this site www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/ You can see just how many aftershocks we are going through – it’s quite amazing.