Im sure by now all of you from around the world have heard my current home of Christchurch, New Zealand has AGAIN been struck by a devastating earthquake. I am happy to report myself and my family are all ok, however our house has taken a bit of a beating and we have no power or water. We are currently at the bf's Mums who has power and water and are going to stay at my great uncles tonight as he has a spare bed. Really dont know whats going to happen from here......I dont know if we are going to have a home to live in and what we do with all our stuff and I dont know what will happen about work.
I was at work at the time of the quake in the CBD, on the 3rd floor of a 5 story building. It was horrendous, I wont even try and put it into words, we ran for it after it stopped and had to smash windows to get out of the building, Im just glad our building stayed upright. When we got outside buildings around is had collapsed and the street was buggered with water and liquafaction poring up from under the road. My bike is still at work as I biked, I got a ride part way home then walked the rest only to find the driveway flooded and I had to wade through sand and mud and water to get to our house. We have cleared the drains for now and picked everything up, as you can imagine the house was a mess.
At the end of the day I am very thankful that I am alove as so many people have lost their lives and 100's more missing, my heart is breaking for this city that I live in.......I just dont really know what to do, my life feels like its in limbo - where do I live? Is it safe to be in chch? What about our jobs? Its just so messed up that your like can be turned upside down in a second.......If you would like to see a snippet of what is going on here have a look here http://www.stuff.co.nz/ im sure seeing pictures will freak you out enough but its nothing compared to being in the middle of it and seeing it first hand.
If you would like to help there is various ways you can donate blood, money etc if you are in NZ here are ways you can help - http://www.3news.co.nz/Christchurch-earthquake-How-to-donate/tabid/423/articleID/199425/Default.aspx
Not sure when Ill be back on line as you can imagine there are more important things to worry about that what outfit im wearing! I just wanted to let you all know what is going on and if you can help out my fair city in any way it would be much appreciated, we really need it. If you are in chch too please take care and stay safe xxx