WE’RE All FINE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR MESSAGES, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
A quick note to all our well wishers. We got a huge fright at 4.30 this morning. NZ gets plenty of earthquakes, but this was the worst I’ve ever experienced. As I type this, another aftershock is shaking the house.
We rushed out of bed, grabbed the kids and stood under door jambs. It went on forever.
No damage to our house, other than a couple of broken ornaments. Major damage in parts of Christchurch. The quake was centered 20 miles west of where I sit now.
Buildings are down, pipes ruptured, bridges twisted, roads cracked and flooded. My parents house a little north of here lost a chimney.
Miraculously no reported fatalities so far, but several reported injuries, some serious.
Power has just come back on, as has internet, could be major problems with water in Christchurch as so many pipes are wrecked. Parts of the town are already boiling water.
Airport is closed-flying to US tomorrow, so hopefully it will be open soon.
Big Rugby League game tonight on TV, so glad power is back on. LOL.
Thanks again for all your messages.
Tracey and the children are overwhelmed with your concern and your kindness.
Thank you all
PS Is THAT the best you can do Obama?