Friday, May 27, 2011

Not-so-good vibrations

Just around the corner from our temporary office stood a beautiful old house. It still stood when I went past at 8:30 this morning.
All day my desk was continually vibrating, sometimes quite strongly. There were a couple of good jolts too. Yet the geonet drums stayed quiet. My nerves were frazzled and my concentration shot. One part of my brain had to keep telling the more instinctive part that it was only "deconstruction".
When I biked past again on the way home tonight this was all that was left. A story that will repeat itself far too much across this city in the near future.


  1. Had the house crumbled in the earthquake? What a shame and those old Chchc houses are beautiful too. I'm sad you won't be able to look out onto it any more...

  2. From the street the house only appeared to have minor damage, but talking to the neighbour the whole roof had shifted sideways, and was obviously uneconomic to repair. Sadly I think there will be many of these sights in the months to come.

  3. Honestly, I have no idea how you are handling the terrible aftermath. You know that Amy and I were in Chch Feb. 22, but for us it stopped. I hope you can stay strong.
    PS - thanks for the six months in a leaky boat recommendation. It's on the i-Pod now.

  4. Thanks for stopping by Adrian. I have no idea how we do it either, I'm just taking one day, one week at a time and hoping the aftershocks go away sooner rather than later.