Last night we got power! We were so excited that we just stared at the lights and the TV like people who had never seen either before in their lives. I exclaimed ‘even the adverts are amazing!’ The love affair with TV didn’t last long – it’s off now (Thursday night TV sucks anyway). Power also means being able to vacuum the house, put food in the fridge, cook on a real stove top, and best of all, I’m now able to work and update this blog from the comfort of my home office. The office has had something of a re-arrange, and I had a little practice of getting down under my solid vintage rimu table!
Shit! Just as I’m writing this a big aftershock hit, holy crap that rocked the house and gave me a fright, but I am still in my chair and writing this, so it can’t have been that big? Will leave a comment once I know. Bruce got here pretty quick – nice not to go through them by myself 🙂
Ok, so back to normal transmission. I went for a walk along Ferry Road today to see how the Woolston shops had coped. As you can see, the Smokehouse is still standing – it’s now survived rather a lot of shaking as I reported in my blog post on my favourite buildings that were still standing after the September 2010 quake. I didn’t see any stickers on the building so am not sure what state it is in exactly, but it looks ok to me (of course I’m not by any stretch of the imagination a civil or structural engineer!).
Here’s a few other buildings from the Woolston block.