Tuesday, March 1, 2011

the new normal...

hand gel in the entrance

hand washing by the front door

clothes washing

the toilet

quilts in the sun

face masks

a dog who sticks to your side like glue

Everything takes a lot lot longer to do.
Thanks so much for all your emails and comments
I can't answer them :(
but I really really appreciate them.


  1. All your posts bring it all home to someone who lives to far away - thank you. Take care...

  2. Oh Deb! It sucks. I hope life gets better and easier soon. Thinking so much of you and your family and your city. XX

  3. You are making the best of things it seems. Please continue to keep us posted.

  4. Just to let you know that the community centre in Rolleston is set up with tea, coffee, food, showers (soap, towels etc provided) and they will also be able to tell you about the washing machines that have been set up in Rolleston Reserve. The facilities are there and people are keen to help. Please take advantage of them if you can get out here.

  5. Hi Deb,
    hang in there, it must be pretty tough, we are all used to life's conveniences, so I hope it doesn't last too long for you. Take care..

  6. Hi Deb,
    If you feel like a drive out to Ohoka to do washing, get some our clean tank water and have a hot shower, you will be more than welcome! The ole 'nor-west wind out here would get your washing dry in no time! ;o)
    Thinking of you and hoping things get better soon. It's such a traumatic time for everyone.
    And I really mean it about coming out if you need to.
    Love in Christ,

  7. Like the first comment, for me it's the same. You live so far away but by reading your blog the earthquake came so close to FRAnce for me. Hope you are well.

  8. All I can say is thank heavens for the sun.


  9. Take care. You are still in our thoughts and prayers. Love K

  10. Oh Deb, you're stirring up some bad memories for me. If there is anything you need please post it. Alot of us would like to help. I know right now it's basics, water, food, safety. How are the kids. Talk, talk talk about it with them. It helps.

  11. Dear Deb,

    I know there is nothing I can do for you physically at present (seeing we live across the globe) but I did want you to know we are praying for you and the whole community daily!!

  12. Thanks so much for the post. I'm so sorry for you and your family, but its good to see you are all OK. We in CA. cry with you, we know.

    Praying, praying and praying some more.

    ps. More than happy to donate through Paypal, as it may be faster than snail mail.

  13. my heart breaks every time i read your posts...i am so sorry that things are so hard right now. i wish i was close and could do something to actually help you in person. but i am praying for you all.

  14. Deb
    I'm so glad you and your family are okay - reading your blog posts has brought February 22nd and the days following back to the surface again.
    In Auckland I feel so helpless so I sew . . .
    We completed 35 quilts from my quilts for Christchurch September round and I have the call out again - we have quilts coming from all around the world.
    Thinking of you and your family xxx
    Kia Kaha


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