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Saturday, February 22, 2014

An Anniversary

3 years at 12.51pm today since our city got picked up and thrown around and 185 people died.   Some of us have recovered well, but many are still not mentally recovered and of course our buildings aren't all recovered yet either.
There are many people out there who are still living in damaged homes, fighting to get insurance companies and EQC to do their jobs properly, and then there are others who've finished with insurance and are rebuilt or repaired.   On that day 3 years ago I doubt if anyone expected the recovery would be this slow or this difficult.    I'm really hoping that by the next anniversary that many more people will be in new or well repaired homes, that something is done about the out of control rents so that those people on lower incomes can actually afford to live and so that there are more homes available to rent.

We're doing pretty well, the house is pretty much done, the plastering leaves something to be desired but I don't particularly want to deal with the company that did the work again so I'll fix it later myself.   The garage is all framed up and the roof trusses went up yesterday
The bones of the garage are in place
We're a test case for Skyline, it's the first time they've had to do what we're doing with the concrete blocks so they're feeling their way along with some of it.

In knitting news I've finished my red shawl ravelled over here.  Really happy with it, despite my arms complaining.  RSI is back again, but I don't think it's the knitting that's causing the issues; pretty sure it was Xbox so that's off the menu for a while.
The red is more intense in real life


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I don't recall hearing about an earthquake in Christchurch. You miss the news one day and all sorts of things pass you by. (People raise eyebrows at my 'frivolous' reading but I seem to know about more on-the-ground happenings in other countries than my contemporaries who follow 'conventional' news outlets.) I'm glad you are on your way to rebuilding

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