Saturday, July 27, 2013

Work Does continue

Well, we've had bitter cold and now we've had the shakes, but the lady has withstood all, in fact she's "giving the fingers" to Mother Nature as you can see:

Interesting that the Wairau Valley where she lives is separated from the Awatere Valley where I live by some large hills and they have presumably help protect the lady from the recent earthquakes (magnitude 6.5).  We were not so fortunate  -had to spend about 30-45 minutes under the kitchen table with the dogs while glasses and other stuff got thrown around the place.  A bit of a mess to say the least and the interesting thing was that our greyhound who'd survived both the Canterbury quakes with his kennel being destroyed around him, didn't turn a hair and was pretty calm.  Something which our Viszla wasn't.  Clean-up followed the next morning and very little structural damage to the house (built pre 1914 -they built them strong in those days!).

So life goes on but the unsettling things at the moment are: 1. you don't know when the next shake will hit, and 2. when it does it you don't know whether it's going to be a big one. The current crop are around the 3-4 mark, enough to wake you up in the middle of the night and then there's the difficulty of getting back to sleep again.  At least we can now better appreciate what the people of Christchurch went through (as can the Wellingtonians although to a lesser extent than even us Seddonites.

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