Yeah. Out of the danger zone, although it is surreal to think of what is going on just a few hours' drive away. Wish I could do something to help from the POV of cleaning up but the mayor is saying don't come this way. The folks of Christchurch are doing a brilliant job of picking up the pieces and I have nothing but admiration for the volunteers in the city who are working on the difficult clean-up operations.
Shocks happening in Christchurch and Wellington particularly have given many people the major jitters. I gotta say while with no illusion of immunity, I am not scared for myself personally, but more for what this might mean to the country if it happens again. But there is good news on the horizon -- our PM is saying that even now the rugby world cup might still be able to happen in Christchurch city.
That's as honest as I can tell it for now. Thanks Bella and I'm crossing my fingers so hard that the worst is over for everyone affected.