Another earthquake.

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Re: Another earthquake.

Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:33 pm

That looked reassuring :)


Just like this supermarket.....

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Re: Another earthquake.

Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:35 pm

Taking a night off reality tonight, services will resume tomorrow :thumbsup
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Re: Another earthquake.

Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:41 pm

GOOD!!!! Enjoy a few and relax the both of you. :thumbsup
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Re: Another earthquake.

Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:01 pm

rusticdog wrote:... services will resume tomorrow :thumbsup
But not before an outstanding, long lasting breakfast!
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Re: Another earthquake.

Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:55 pm

It ended up being very quiet, I think the anxiety of the last couple of weeks made it hard to just cut loose :)
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Re: Another earthquake.

Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:59 pm

Some before and after quake shots here https://picasaweb.google.com/1180792228 ... directlink#


And some interesting reading here about the quake, in particular the Peak ground Acceleration which helps understand some of the devastation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Chris ... earthquake
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Re: Another earthquake.

Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:50 am

rusticdog wrote:It ended up being very quiet, I think the anxiety of the last couple of weeks made it hard to just cut loose :)
Some quiet, reflective time can be just what you need after an event like you've just gone through.

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Re: Another earthquake.

Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:49 pm

rusticdog wrote:It ended up being very quiet, I think the anxiety of the last couple of weeks made it hard to just cut loose :)
I agree with Al. Quiet is good after what you all went through. :thumbsup :facepalm :devil
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Re: Another earthquake.

Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:31 pm

Christchurch is a beautiful city that I know and love well and I have spent many happy days there with friends, on holiday. The locals were always wam and friendly and I hope that when this tragedy is behind them, Cantabrians will retain their friendly and positive outlook despite the long rebuilding road ahead. Let's hope the city re-emerges, as Napier did, bigger and better than before but retaining all the things that made it such a lovely town in the first place.

Great to hear that Firetrust staff are all ok.
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Re: Another earthquake.

Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:44 am

rusticdog wrote:It ended up being very quiet, I think the anxiety of the last couple of weeks made it hard to just cut loose :)
  • Well, that's at least comprehensible, if not even normal. I don't know, how some folks can make jokes in this context. Hopefully you and your family and friends are fine.
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Re: Another earthquake.

Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:13 pm

B_big! wrote:
rusticdog wrote:It ended up being very quiet, I think the anxiety of the last couple of weeks made it hard to just cut loose :)
  • Well, that's at least comprehensible, if not even normal. I don't know, how some folks can make jokes in this context. Hopefully you and your family and friends are fine.
Yeap, family are fine, unfortunately it seems one of the staff had a friend in the CTV building.

Things are heading back into some semblance of normality. It's obviously not the same normal we knew, but more people are back to work, some schools have reopened, power back for something like 96% of the city, cordons around the central business district are being reduced in size....
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Re: Another earthquake.

Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:49 pm

Ah, and we now have a new Emergency Kit, main storage is a 120Litre Wheelie Bin, so it's nice and mobile too :thumbsup
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Re: Another earthquake.

Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:53 am

120 liters of beer is about what I'd need after an earthquake, you might want to add a second bin with clothes and food! :-)
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Re: Another earthquake.

Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:46 am

stan_qaz wrote:120 liters of beer is about what I'd need after an earthquake, you might want to add a second bin with clothes and food! :-)
The emergency kit does contain 2 'I'm OK' beers...no cigars yet, but I will add those. As we've learnt now, some small 'treat' items are actually pretty good for the mindset.

Maybe though I will start home-brewing beer though....just in case ;)
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Re: Another earthquake.

Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:31 am

I have my doubts that beer would have adequate content of numbing solution. Heavier concentration called for. Maybe 190 proof "grain" would help. Besides beer only gets rented for such a short time that it necessitates too frequent relief needs in an otherwise unsafe environment. :lol: :lol:
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