So I have been complaining all week to Luke about how I feel like a caged animal (I know that sounds shocking, me complain?). I don't have my bike or my sneakers because they are both still in the parking lot at work. I felt like I had no way of getting anywhere while Luke has been at work. Today I finally stopped complaining (for a little while) about it and decided to walk to the mall today. It is about a half an hour walk and it is such a nice day so I was obviously sweating by the time I got there. But I was able to get some replacement sneakers that match my flourescent nails and I got some groceries as well.
While I was walking there I saw that people were already fixing the roads that have cracked and made gaping holes. I'm pretty impressed. Usually in New York or Boston or Michigan (or any other place I've been) you see one person working and 3 people standing around having a smoke, but those 3 people standing around here were actually doing work! By the time I walked back about an hour later they had already patched up that side of the road and were onto another hole!
I feel like I should include a picture in every post so that you have something to look at:
This is a photo of the port hills that Luke and I took a few months ago on a hike. This side of the city took a big hit after the earthquake. To the east in Sumner and Lyttleton people were evacuated from their homes as rock face fell in every direction. Because of the earthquake scientists have reported that the hills are now actually half a meter (1.5 feet) higher than they were before the earthquake. Just a little fact for you...
In other news I got a text today from my boss asking for me and others to go to work tomorrow (not in our building, but at the center they have set up for the earthquake) to call building owners whose buildings are going to be demolished by the Council. It will be interesting and also break my addiction to the real housewives of beverly hills. We'll see how it goes!