Decisions arising from the earthquake:
-We no longer want any tall bookcases around here, even though they can be screwed to the wall.
-No jars or bottles are to be stored high on the pantry shelves.
-Bottles of clean water are essential in an emergency- we'll keep some on hand at all times.
-Miss Dog is going to have to wear her bark collar again once the aftershocks are over (she is currently my warning dog).
-I'm not storing any pretty china on high shelves unless it is well stuck down.
-Always wear shoes in the kitchen after an earthquake (I got another glass shard in my foot this morning).
-Tiny holes in fingers can be hiding remarkably long shards of glass that will only emerge days later so don't underestimate them.
- Command Adhesive Hooks for pictures etc on walls can survive a 7.1 quake, so I can recommend them. Pictures leaning on the wall on shelves become airborne in a 7.1 quake.
-I'm going to have to display my pretty china and enjoy it as much as possible because the joy of having it may be fleeting.
I'm on the lookout for a vintage white glass hen egg holder (the kind that looks like a chooky on her nest and is in two parts) to replace Grandma's one that broke.