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so, where i live, christchurch new zealand, we were rudely woken up by 7.1 magnitude earthquake saturday morning
we are fine. we and our house were not damaged in anyway. but the CBD which is near by is badly damaged. we have actually come off quite lucky considering our old brick house and location. fuck, the whole city is lucky due to how far under ground it was, how far west it was and the time it was. if it had been an hour earlier with partying people in the night clubs etc in the CBD, or later when job people were on their way to work there would've been fatalities. as it is, only one person has died but that was due to having a heart attack, and there has been only a few serious injuries.
taylah is even having a sleep over at her friends house after an ice cream party they had due to not having any power and it having to be eaten.
we have had power and water the entire time since, but it might be contaminated so i am boiling it.
brett and i also even attended the 2nd night of KAOS's 48 hour party, along with a few others.
it's almost business as usual except my my work place didn't fare so well
i have no idea if i will have a job yet. i am not going to worry about it for now.
uni has also been closed for another week (we were already on holidays).
it is all very surreal. we are still getting after shocks.
now i actually have a huge phobia of earthquakes, i think it is from being brought up in napier which had a huge one in 1931, so earthquake safety and awareness was drilled into us. i am very proud of the way i am handling things. this is a phobia i can control. but my nerves are a bit frazzled.

on a lighter note, brett and i celebrate one year of being more than friends today lol.
and happy fathers day to all the dads out there


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Sep. 5th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
did you know this was crossposted to fb?
Sep. 5th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
hopefully, i had just set it up too lol. who is this?
Sep. 5th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
hahahahah It's Kylie, I just saw on the telly no school tomorrow :)
Sep. 5th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
I was in an earthquake once, not anything like 7.1, thank God, but everyone in town was all a flutter about it. I found out after I woke up....never felt a thing, had to hear about it. Guess you could say I'm a sound sleeper...it was during my 3p-4p afternoon nap.
Sep. 5th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
glad you're ok
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