I live in Christchurch, although fortunately for me I wasn't there when the quake struck. I was at my mum's house for the weekend 200 miles north of Chch.
It sounded really horrible.
My mum is driving down tomorrow to see if there is any damage to my apartment, inside or out. I am on tenterhooks. I have only been living in Christchurch for three months and I am still really gutted about what has happened to this city and not sure whether to stay here or move on when my lease ends in three months.
I have been working in a language school in the city centre because I need a permanent contract in order to get residency here but not sure now if I will get the contract I need to stay here, now that this has happened and the work might not be there. I might have to move on again after so long moving around. I am tired of it and ready to settle in one place. Hoping that the students will come even if it does look like a war zone.
Feeling a lot of uncertainty right now.
Please send some good vibes and prayers our way (and my way!) I could certainly use some.