Sorry about the sudden bloggy break.
We went to Kaikoura for the weekend last week and it was awesome.
We had a fun time and lots of laughs.
Just what we needed.
This week I've been on a couple of visits in the city
to parts that were severely effected by the Earthquake.
I took pictures to post here
but I just can't put them up right now.
I think I've spent the week processing
what I've seen.
I feel quite guilty because the devastation in Japan
is so terrible and their disaster on an
But here in Christchurch this is our own disaster.
It's hard to put it into words how much things have changed.
It will be years and years before our city
can properly function again.
We are still having a lot of aftershocks
and daily the damage on our homes gets worse.
At this point at least two walls of our home will be rebuilt one day.
I've been busy sorting and tidying our home
throwing out the broken stuff
and putting stuff away
so it won't hurt anyone next time it falls.
(at least one baby died when a TV fell on him)
So in short there's a lot of processing to do,
both sorting out our feelings
and sorting out how to run our lives now
(three kids, three different schools
plus one new Playcentre)
and sorting out our 'stuff'.
It's all part of processing.
I'm working on it, ok?