Tuesday, March 01, 2011

POWER !!!!

We got POWER !
I am skipping an jumping and singing
♫♪♫ tjolla hop !
After a week of having dinner by candle light (very cosy and romantic of course)
and going to sleep and waking up with the chooks,
we just got power restored to our little valley suburb.
We still have no running water
and our area is still waiting on the coveted portaloo
(oh, let's hope we'll get one of the fancy ones that are on their way from the States...)
But to tell you all the truth, it's all not that important.
I was in the centre of the city when the quake struck
and I am just so happy to have made it home alive.
I left my car in the parking garage
(will it ever come out ? probably not, the CBD is a war zone)
I escaped the office building I was in when it started to shake like mad
and made my way into the street
and eventually out of the CBD on my way home.
Partly hitched a ride, partly walked and waded through the liquifaction and flooded areas. Walked the long stretch of coastal road where the cracks in the pavement were out of this world, I felt as if I was walking in a movie or a computer game or something, it didn't really feel real. A week on and it feels as if it happened yesterday and also it feels as if much longer time has passed, very strange still. Our house still stands and therefor I am so grateful and for the fact that my family and the friends and people that are close to me here are all accounted for and okay. But sad that this second time around Christchurch has not survived this earthquake without casualties. As I mentioned, I just got the power restored, so I will now hop to all the places and emails to leave a sign of life and to say I will be back with more news soon.
Take care and lots of love
♥ Aroha ! ♥ Love ♥


Anonymous said...

OH wow, I'm so pleased your ok. What a frightening ordeal for you!
Sending love to you!

Cameron said...

Oh my gosh...I'm sorry, I had no idea! So glad you and your family are intact!! What an ordeal!!!

Take care, Joyce....we'll be waiting here when the dust finally settles...

Iris said...

Glad you are ok. I can imagine that must've been really scary and surreal.

Diane said...

Oh Joyce, Thank God for the safety of you and your loved ones--which is all that really matters. You telling it sounded like a movie that I would watch-surreal. Hope this is the end of it.

pinkglitterfae said...

Thank goodness you are ok Joyce, I had no idea! I cannot even imagine what you all went through. It would seem like walking in a dream.
Glad you got power, and I hope this is it for you. What scary times we live in.
My friend's daughter lives in Christchurch, and luckily she had switched her shift at work, and was home safe when it happened.

Geri Centonze said...

So glad you are safe, but still so sad about all of the lives lost and destruction of homes/property. We are no strangers to earthquakes out here in CA, so I know the aftermath as the shaking continues...prayers are with you.

Doone said...

thanks for letting us know you are one of the fortunate ones, forever will come and you will still sometimes momentarily plunge back to that day - please please be sensible and if you get PTS talk to someone...

when you are ready let's do our ATC swap?


pat-kim said...

What a relief you and yours are ok! I was so happy to see you posted on Suzi Blu~ You have been on my mind and in my heart.
Kimberly Ward

Amy said...

I'm pretty sure I am going to stalk your blog now.
I spied you on a sidebar, and after peeking, I am going to have to stalk around and check this place out.
Because I like it.

Anniek said...

Glad to read that you're all save and sound!!! Hugs.