I am writing this as email to myself since I don’t have word process on my iPad.
These are notes that I may compile into something… or post on my blog
I was trying to help fix a generator today, and I was wondering what a part did….. Normally I would google it. Tough to do without net access.
I went to my old apartment to put everything together for the final move….it looks like everything is stable… Maybe a few more bricks had fallen. I took my sandals off to climb up on the bed to cut down my mosquito net… Started walking around in my bare feet… Started screaming at myself about being stupid…the floor still has broken glass all over…
There was an aftershock while I was there… Fuck,I don’t know which is worse, the quake or the aftershocks…one was unexpected the others fill me full of dread. I have one more trip to make to the old place. I am going to get a car and a few people and do it quickly and finally.
The stuff that if left there is things I would like to have, but don’t need. If the building comes down between now and getting it than so be it….
I haven’t been taking picture cause I have been too busy taking care of me… I also think I have picked up a mild case of sunstroke… I have one more visit to the apartment to get stuff, and then I think I will calm down. Knowing I have to go back into the building once more doesn’t make me happy…
I have succeeded in moving all of my stuff out of the old apartment. The guy who helped me move was amazed at the damage…. I am not sure why, because there are so many other building that are partially or completely damaged.
The day after the quake I saw some people “looting” a building that had been flattened. This was a brand new building which, I have been told, had sold 3 days earlier for 140,000….. One of the highest prices in the area. The house is now rubble. It pancaked. There was no one living there at the time. Anyway I saw some people going through the wreckage pulling out any useful bits. Another building under construction also pancaked in el centro. The municipality has come in and finished the demolition and is carting off all the rubble. I guess that it is better for people to take bits and pieces instead of it turning into landfill.
I am now staying in a small cottage up the road ( up being a very important word) It is small, quaint and on the ground, not up in the air.
My new landlord has gotten a generator working, so now I can recharge all my devices… It also means we have water. I am still being careful with my usage, but with the heat, 3 or 4 showers a day are the norm. I miss the sea breeze of my old place. I Tomorrow I am going to see about getting one of the fridges hooked up.
I also tried sending a few text messages, but I am not sure if they got through… There have been no responses. A lot of time I don’t get a signal on my phone…I am not sure how the cell towers get power….