Last night, just as I was about to head off to bed, our country was hit with a BIG earthquake. It was measured at M7.5.
I felt it quite strongly! Our house started to rock and roll, and I was rather scared. I got up and it felt like I was drunk!
I wanted to wake Stew and just not be alone during it. Walking down the hallway was weird, I had to hold on to the walls, the house was rolling around!
As far as I know right now, no one has died. But there has been damage to buildings etc.
Until I can check the news, I don't have any more to report right now.
Now ... back to my normal post:
Well... dare I say it? I think we have finished all we want to do on the outside of this new home of ours... FOR NOW.
Earthquake: So far two deaths reported, lots of damage done in various parts of the country, mostly in upper South Island and Wellington.
I didn't get to bed till 2.30, so am about to go back to bed... shattered. No patchwork group for me this morning.
5.45 pm: I literally did NOTHING all day until mid afternoon! I was just drained.
Once I found some energy, I decided to switch over the light bulbs in the house. I have to do them room by room as the new bulbs are fairly expensive.
I bought 17 today, so the hallways and kitchen/dining/family room are done.
We went from Warm White to BRIGHT WHITE, there is such a huge difference! The room feels so much lighter now.
Tomorrow Stew is going to get a few more. We need 20 more! Luckily the bathrooms don't have 'normal' light bulbs, so we don't have to change them.
ABOVE: Luckily the kids were home to help do it for me. Knowing my luck, I would have fallen off the bloody ladder. Me and heights just don't mix.
ABOVE: Gavin here is a photo of the new fan. It's really good! Totally recommend it.
Long day, time to sign off. Hope nothing happens tonight!