I think many people in NZ will remember 4:37am on September 4th, 2010 for the rest of their lives! Me one of them!!! I was literally "shaken" out of bed by the 7.1 magnetude earthquake that struck. I think everyone has a tale to tell about their experiences, ours were very mild compared to most and I thank God that no lives were lost!
The oddest occurance though for us was the fact that my husband John, who was out bringing the cows in, didn't feel a thing! Meanwhile my Son David and myself were rudely shaken from our beds (his mattress slid off his bed!) and his 42" tv smashed to the floor! A big speaker fell from his bookcase and landed where he would have been lying had it not been for the sliding of his mattress. For me, it was purely unbridled terror!
The aftershocks continued (and are still going on now, only not quite so violently!) seeming like every few minutes. You spend your days and nights bracing for the next one to come! Truly a terrifying experience.
So, what does one do when faced with no power, no water, and no means of communication with the outside world? One CRAFTS!!!
During this two days of horror, I created my very first Christmas Card for the year. Mind you, it took me two days to do it. lol. I found my self not able to sit still for more than a couple of minutes at a time. Still, it did allow the glue to dry. ;-)
Good luck to all the Cantabrians who are now trying to put their lives back together again after what has to be one of the most bizzarre weekends imaginable! My heart goes out to those who have lost their homes. It's a miracle there were no deaths!!! God Bless all the people who have worked tirelessly throughout the weekend to restore power and water to most of us. Your efforts are so much appreciated.
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