Last night we spent some time in sprint training.
Step one: be woken by a violent aftershock
Step two: leap out of bed very quickly
Step three: sprint down the hallway to check on your children
Step four: repeat steps 1-3 several times
Step five: wake up tired
Could be a pj day here I think. I hope all others in Christchurch are ok – peace and rest to you all xxxx
We have been absolutely thrown about by earthquakes today.
We are 4 of us together back as a team making a night of it.
2 boys moved into a ‘new’ warmer room for the night. Beds LOADED up with quilts and blankets.
Amazing, amazing people must have spent the whole afternoon slogging and our power and water have just been restored. I am SO grateful for these people who are probably wondering about the state of their own homes.
Teachers who stay calm and care for the children (some of them hysterical) in their care.
Poor Flip’s teacher started the day with a child wetting her pants on the floor and ended it with a gaggle of small frightened children. Who would choose to teach new entrants. Amazing woman!
I was in Queenspark/Waimairi Beach at the first one and trying to get back to our side of town was hard work – roads a mess, 1 car I saw stuck in liquefaction, bridges and roads closed, traffic all over the place.
The Atlas was able to quickly get to Flip and check on him. They decided to see out the day so we had just got home when the second one struck. I got straight on my bike and went down to spend the rest of the afternoon with Flip and the children in his class as they were collected.
It was so wonderful to leave Bounce with the capable and calm Atlas.
BBQ for tea.
I know tonight will be very cold for some in our city and I hope those people have people caring for them and food to eat.
My love and thoughts for all who live in this amazing city. xx
May I just say so, so thankful for no lost of life and serious injury. Maximum respect to those who have maintained the red zone is not a place for people. Safety matters.
Could be a wiggly night ahead. Might be back to the long drop – yay! The ‘LOVE’ picture is made by Cloud Nine Creative who is a Canterbury crafter and sells on felt, just in case you like it and want to support a Chch artist.