6 months since February 22nd

Today marks the 6 month anniversary of the February 22nd earthquake that stole 181 lives. Christchurch has had a shaky few days too. Two Mag. 4s hit on Saturday then another Mag. 4 this morning and another this evening.

There was an article in the Australian magazine about the Christchurch earthquake last weekend. It’s really good reading and echos many of my own feelings. It can be found online here: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/the-long-road-back/story-e6frg8h6-1226117554340

I might complain about Auckland and the traffic and fleas and cockroaches, but I’m very glad to have a son who is happy sleeping in his own bedroom again and to be able to visit supermarkets and malls and indoor swimming pools without fear of the structure collapsing on top of us. I haven’t bothered to secure the television here or fridge or microwave and I don’t sleep with multiple torches shining around the house any more.

The number of Wikipedia entries on the Christchurch earthquake now stands at three. Let’s hope it remains that way.

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