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Thank you Jeanne!
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The Humble Bungalow
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which incidentally had disappeared and has been reinstated.
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The news from Japan is shocking...
I am finding words are hard to come by after seeing the horrific devastation following the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami...it is so unbelievably overwhelming...my heart feels very heavy.
I am having difficulty grasping the scope and magnitude of this event
the loss of lives increases with every news update...and the destruction is so widespread...
thank goodness so many countries are rushing equipment, supplies and aid
it is going to take a united and committed community to clean up and rebuild the infrastructure...
Gratitude has been uppermost in my mind these past few days.
The roof over my head, the food in my belly, running water and the warm bed that I lay in...
and the knowledge that my family here is near and safe.
In view of the fact that we live in a zone known for earthquakes we have always taken out a policy for earthquake insurance for our home.
Whenever we have a quake I always wonder if this is going to be the "Big One" that the seismologists have been predicting.
The thought fills me with sheer terror...
I am at a loss as to why I have not put together an emergency kit and stored it out in the garden shed.
I will be assembling one in the next few weeks...
Candles and matches
outside in a makeshift firepit
inside in the fireplace
a wind up flashlight
the radio is downstairs somewhere...
it should be all together in one place
we'll also need
bottled water = 2 litres a day per person
cat food !
first aid kit
water purifying tablets
a manual can opener
and it has been suggested
that cash will come in handy as bank machines and credit cards won't be working
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