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Offline anniebc

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NZ Earthquake
« on: February 21, 2011, 08:16:54 PM »
My son has and his family have lost their home, my son here just called to tell us their area had been hit hard and their house had gone, his friend called him but then they lost comunications, we can't get in touch with them, and it seems they can't get hold of my grandsons school...this really scares me.

Aroha
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 08:20:11 PM »
I saw that break on CNN, so glad you are ok, I'm praying hard for your grandson and family.

Hang in there

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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 08:20:38 PM »
Jan -
My heart just dropped - I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

-Phil
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 08:23:48 PM »
Jan ... You and your family are in my thoughts ... I'm so sorry this is happening .

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 08:30:45 PM »
I just read it and came to see if you were on line -- and now read about this tragic situation for your son.  I hope everyone turns out OK :(
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 08:31:40 PM »
I saw the story on the news.  I immediately thought of your son and his family in Christchurch, but nothing like this came to mind.

I won't call so you can keep your line free in case he's trying to reach you.

You and your family will be in my thouhts too.

Let us know when you can.

Love you

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 08:53:21 PM »
Thinking of you and your family Jan.

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 09:17:17 PM »



  You are in my thoughts Jan.  I hope you hear good news about your son and his family soon.
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2011, 09:34:05 PM »
Oh my, I just saw this.  Hope everyone is alright Jan.  Please let us know when you have some info.

Luv ya.
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Offline komnaes

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 10:10:46 PM »
Hi Jan... just want you to know you and your family are in my thoughts.. hope everyone is OK..

Hugs .. Shaun
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Offline bocker3

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011, 10:17:42 PM »
Oh Jan,

You and your family are in my thoughts -- I'm sending all the good thoughts I can down your way.  Hoping you hear good news soon.

Hugs,
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2011, 10:33:23 PM »
Jesus H. Particular Christ, Janno! :(

So sorry to hear about this disaster. My love to you and yours. Things have been tough in the Shaky Isles of late.

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2011, 12:54:49 AM »
Add me to the list of concerned Jan. As soon as I read the news I thought of you and your family. I do hope everyone is unhurt.  :'(
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Offline anniebc

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2011, 01:23:51 AM »
Thank you all for your support, it's a terrible feeling not knowing where your family is in a time of disaster, not being able to get hold of them, thinking the worst.

65 dead so far and rising, my heart goes out to those who have lost their loved ones, but I'm happy that our family are all together again and well, they have managed to get out of the city and are staying with a friend who lives about an hour away.

Our grandson is upset because he started "big" school 3 weeks ago and is worried that his school will fall down and he won't see his friends again...it's hard tryig to explain to a 5 year old that it will be OK in the end.

The kids have lost their home, so it will take time and money to get them back on their feet..but we will do it however long it takes.

Thank you all again for your suport and kind thoughts.

Aroha
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Offline joemutt

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2011, 01:33:50 AM »
Sorry to hear that. Sending my love and best wishes to you, your family and all involved.

Offline poz1970

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2011, 01:47:03 AM »
fingers crossed for you and your family, that all works out for the best

big hugs in your time of need!


J
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2011, 03:44:19 AM »
Wow.. what a relief.. as long as everyone's fine that's most important now.

Wish you guys the best Jan!

Hugs to you and your family, Shaun
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Offline Cliff

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2011, 04:07:27 AM »
Oh no Jan.  This is terrible news.  Thinking of your family at this time. 

 :(

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2011, 08:31:16 AM »
The pictures I see on TV are unbelievably horrific.  I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss.  I have a friend down there on a month long visit and of course have not heard from him.  The last post on FB was that he was in Auckland. 

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2011, 08:31:33 AM »
Thought of you and your family immediately when I heard the news this morning, Jan. It's awful for your family to have lost their home but thank goodness  they are all safe.

Wishing you all well and praying for everyone's continued safety.

With love xo  
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Offline randym431

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2011, 08:42:03 AM »
I was thinking of you all last night after hearing the news.
Hope everyone close to you has been spared.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Jan.
randy

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2011, 09:08:35 AM »
What terrible news. Please keep us posted. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Offline Jody

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2011, 09:18:56 AM »
Dearest Jan...I am relieved to hear your family is safe and I hope that with this good news the rebuilding will take place soon enough and that life can return to normal for you and yours.  Always in my thoughts.

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Offline ds4146

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2011, 09:36:00 AM »
Sorry to hear that Jan, but how fortunate that your son and his family have such a loving and supportvie family with you at the core! Thinking the best for all in NZ.

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2011, 09:40:26 AM »
Hope all goes well for your family.  KEEP US POSTED.
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2011, 09:45:03 AM »


 Jan I am so glad your family is safe .

   I was in shock when I saw this a few minutes ago !

   Bob and I send our LOVE to you and your family  :-*


                                                                     
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2011, 09:46:48 AM »
Just saw this on the news. Will be praying for you and your family!

Love you,
Brian
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2011, 09:56:35 AM »
I am so thankful that your family is safe honey; sorry about the loss of their home.   That will be tough to recover from.

I'm holding you all up as high as I can, in my thoughts and prayers.....

LOVE YOU MUCH

Alan   :'(
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2011, 10:19:36 AM »
Following this on the news and keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2011, 10:46:39 AM »
I'm so happy your family is safe - houses and belongings can be replaced, loved ones can't. I hope their recovery - both emotionally and financially - is swift. I'll be keeping them (and you too) in my thoughts, along with those who have not been as fortunate.

Hugs,
Ann
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« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2011, 10:50:42 AM »
My heart sank when I saw the news and thankfully your family is safe. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts.

Love ya,

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2011, 10:55:10 AM »
Thanks for letting us know you're okay. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours.
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2011, 01:13:46 PM »
Amateur footage of the quake as it happened and news report of the ongoing rescue effort.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/41716541#41716541

Devastating.

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2011, 01:49:38 PM »
I hope everything turns out for the best, Jan.

Offline anniebc

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2011, 03:30:10 PM »
Thanks again for all your support...more and more bodies are being brought out from under the rubble, a young mum died with her baby in her arms as she ran out of a building, she was hit by falling concrete, but the baby was saved..so sad, but there are many survivors who have been rescued after a cold wet night under buildings.

Hope..your friend in Auckland will be fine , as far  as I kow they didn't even feel the quake.

It will be awhile before anything is done for the kids, insurance wise, there are families still waiting for their insurance and for their homes to be fixed after the last quake, so it's not going to be any time soon for the kids, the best we can hope for is they can get in and retrieve some of their clothing, especially for the kids, their furniture has pretty much gone the whole house is covered in Liquefaction and water is coming in through the roof they once had..it rained all night.

We will have to find them new furniture and in time a decent rental until they can get back on their feet, they are unable to get to work, so living expenses will soon become a problem..but even so they are more than aware that they are one of the luckier families.

We may have to go up at the weekend to look after the grandkids so our boy and his wife can get into the house (hopefully) and see what they can slavage, they don't want the kids to see the damage, our grandson is quite traumatized by the whole thing, he is only 5 bless him, and very scared.

Once again thank you all for your support and kind thoughts.

Aroha to you all
Jan :-*

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« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2011, 03:38:53 PM »
Big hug and hope everything sorts out alirght for you and your family. - matt
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2011, 03:39:51 PM »
Saw the news this a.m. and thought immediately of you. Good to know you and family are safe.

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2011, 03:57:30 PM »
I am so sad.
I have a great friend in NZ and I'm attached emotionally to this country.


 :-\ Hope you are doing well.
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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2011, 04:46:33 PM »
Jan,

I just wanted to add my voice to all the others here.  I'm glad you and your family are safe.  I'm so sad for all the people who have lost loved ones.  And I hope it won't take too terribly long to rebuild and recover.

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2011, 05:06:29 PM »
Have been thinking about you all night, Jan.
I'm glad your family is OK, despite their losses.
As you say, it will take time to heal the trauma and rebuild, but knowing NZ'ers they will pull together and help each other through this (and then go on and win the World Cup).
We're all thinking of you and our friends across the ditch.
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« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2011, 05:44:37 PM »
Jan,

My thoughts go out to you and you family, and to all those affected by loss of property and life, during this difficult time.

The damage shown on the videos from  Cristchurch, was unbelievable.


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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2011, 07:01:50 PM »
Jan-

  I saw this last night, and I worried for you all night. I am so relieved that you are safe and that your son and his family made it out alive, when so many others did not. Please keep us posted as to how things go there. Good luck to you and yours.

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« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2011, 10:02:11 PM »
Thanks guys, I will keep you posted,death toll stands at 75 identified, 20 unidentified and still about 300 missing.

Steve..We WILL win the World Cup... :D

Aroha
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« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2011, 11:00:20 PM »
Glad to hear your family is alright.  Such a beautiful city to have suffered so much destruction.  :(
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Offline komnaes

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2011, 01:47:11 AM »
Just saw some very dramatic footage on TV.. it really was a serious quake. Having gone through the last one big in San Francisco I would never want to be in another one.

I also just found out on FB that one of our support group members is still in Christchurch .. he was back there for a holidays and to see his family. Fortunately he's fine and more fortunate their home has suffered limited damages; and he will come back to Hong Kong as soon as flights resume and he can get a seat.

You guys are in my thought Jan.. hugs, Shaun
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Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
May 09 CD4=333(24%)/VL=650
Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
Nov 09 CD4=437(26%)/VL=UD
Feb 10 CD4=471(31%)/VL=UD
June 10 CD4=517 (28%)/VL=UD
Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
Oct 11 CD=771 (31%)/VL=UD(<30)
April 12 CD=609 (28%)/VL=UD(<20)
Aug 12 CD=657 (29%)/VL=UD(<20)
Dec 12 CD=532 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
May 13 CD=567 (31%)/VL=UD(<20)
Jan 14 CD=521 (21%)/VL=UD(<50)

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2011, 03:08:23 AM »
I've just spoken with Jan on the telephone. She asked me to tell people that she is headed to Christchurch tomorrow to be with her kin and may be out of contact for a bit.

As she's noted above her family is all accounted for.

Most of you have followed the news reports and you know that Christchurch has been flattened. The magnitude of this disaster cannot be overstated. New Zealand has a population of just under 4.5 million people and so the rising death toll in Christchurch is a terrible loss.

En Zed has had an horrific few months. The earthquakes combined with the Pikes River mine disaster has taken a dreadful toll on that proud people.

I know I can say without fear of contradiction that today we are all Kiwis.  :-*  :'(

MtD

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2011, 08:46:49 AM »
Thanks for the update, Matty. Happy to hear she and her family are well and accounted for.

Hoping for some respite for them and all New Zealanders from this deluge of terrible stuff.

xoxo
Andy Velez

Offline denb45

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2011, 01:22:27 PM »
Jesus H. Particular Christ, Janno! :(

So sorry to hear about this disaster. My love to you and yours. Things have been tough in the Shaky Isles of late.

MtD

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Offline Jody

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2011, 09:26:48 PM »
The World News tonight showed an unreal, warlike vision of Christchurch and her thoroughly devastated population.  These poor folks have just been totally decimated and the scenes are one of an apocalypse.  What strong, decent and humble folks our friends down under appear to be (and we know our beloved Jan is)  and they are just so beaten, it is so heartbreakingly sad.

The last earthquake was thankfully minor and I contributed to the New Zealand Red Cross and will certainly be able to do that little bit again, all I can do from New York.  I hope others here who are able will pitch in for Jan's adopted homeland and all the lovely people there.  One of our friends here, Curtis, visited a few years back and I remember he said that besides the countries great beauty the people in New Zealand were generally attitude free.  They sure seem to have great strength and courage and I don't know if I could ever handle such horrror.

With great sadness that I had to post this in my lifetime...


Jody
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 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: NZ Earthquake
« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2011, 11:21:19 PM »
Have been very concerned about you and your family and don't usually monitor the off topic post so I missed the earlier posts.  I was watching CNN the second the earthquake was announced (which was literally minutes after it happened) and my first thought was whether you experienced it and whether you were safe.  I knew you did not live that close to Christchurch but remembered you had family there.  I am relieved they are safe and I am sure the rebuilding process will be slow and perhaps traumatic for your grandchildren. 

My prayers are with you, your family and your nation.  We had our schoolchildren offer a minute of silent prayer yesterday.  With global television, even our children feel a connection with the world "down under."

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

 


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