Three days after a 7.5 earthquake


http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86511695/Weta-IT-geek-captures-Wellington-tsunami-surge-after-earthquake-rocks-New-Zealand

Sunday evening(13/11/2016) after a busy day, I went off to bed at about 10:30 not knowing what the night would bring two hours later.

I woke up just after 12 o’clock. My bed was swaying, Trompie picked up his head. I felt the bed moving and the walls shaking. It sounded as if the house was going to collapse. Then Trompie gave a fierce bark. Earthquake! We jumped out of bed. I did not switch on the light and told Trompie to get out of the way. He kept close to me. I stood in the passage waiting for the worst.The shaking subsided.  I decided to go into the bathroom because nature was calling.

It kept on rolling underneath. We went back to bed. Then my border came out of his room. He got a message from his wife near Christchurch asking how he was. He told me that it had been  the worst quake he had experienced.

We went back to bed. The whole night aftershocks kept on rolling underneath. One of my pot plants had tumbled to the floor, and my books on my bookshelf moved and nearly tumbled off.

Monday morning my alarm went off. I did my usual morning rituals.  My border told me that he could not go into Wellington. The news on the radio said that no trains were running and the roads into Wellington were closed down.

Just after seven I received a call that there would be no Before School Care but the school would be open. I told the secretary that I would anyway go in case some parents had not received the message.

It is about a ten minutes drive to school from my home. I arrived just before 7:30 am. At 7:45 am a board member came to check the building. He brought his two young children with him. While he checked the school, I kept an eye on the two boys. Then a parent turned up with his little girl. He had not read the message about no Before school care. I told him it would be okay; I would look after her and keep her safe.

Teachers started to arrive just before eight.

I went home at 8:15. Aftershocks kept coming and going. I went back to After School Care in the afternoon. There were twelve children till about 4.30 that afternoon.

Tuesday morning I went back for Before School care. It was wet; heavy torrential rain kept pouring down. I was so tired and did not feel up to going back for the afternoon session. Lucky for me the school called, I did not need to come because most children were picked up before lunch time. The rain caused havoc with flooding and causing slips on the roads. Wellington was cut off. In the meantime, more earthquakes kept on coming and going. Two strong quakes shook us at 1.15 and 1.30 pm.

Now it is Wednesday evening; we survived another exciting day of tremors and a bit of dry weather. I am happy to say that I am well but tired.   Looking after children and keeping them all safe and happy for the last three days was very stressful.

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Creek flooding Tuesday
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Trompie having a look
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Wednesday back to normal
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Trompie showing no interest anymore today(Wednesday)
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Meeting a new lady friend.


When my mum takes photos, she puts the end of my lead under her one foot, so I can’t escape or go too far away from her.

Once again, she was busy taking this photo

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when a new girly came along. I was excited and pulled, next thing the lead was coming my way, and I could run to greet this lovely lady. At first, she wanted to snap at me, but I knew how to handle this type of behaviour!

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Whoof I had a good sniff at the end

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H2O : The Daily Post: Photo challenge


For this week’s challenge, share a photo that features H2O; the element of water. Water comes in many different states and guises.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/h2o/

This morning I took Trompie for his first walk. It was raining on and off.

Puddles of water along the road.

Reflection of trees in the water.

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The clouds and blue sky reflecting in a puddle of water.

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Trompie enjoying the freshness after the rain.

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The dog behind the black nose!


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Dear Millie

one of Trompie’s favourites girlfriends.

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Millie loved to curl up in the cat basket although she is too big for it.

Trompie usually stood watching her up on the table in the basket.

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Trompie received an award from Binky

https://angelswhisper2011.wordpress.com/2016/07/30/a-brandnew-award-on-caturday-art-pour-moi/

Binky is Trompie’s   very special blog friend.

They know each other for a long time.

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I , as Trompie’s mum, am going to answer the questions asked by Binky on Trompie’s blog at

https://scrapydodog.wordpress.com/2016/01/09/silent-sunday-mum-and-me/

Toeka-Tokkel no 43 : BADTYD/WATER


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Badtyd/Water

Badtyd kan n plesier of n nagmerrie wees.

Ons, wat kinders het, weet dat badtyd vir kinders en babas n groot plesier is. Veral babatjies voel geborge en ontspanne as hul daarvan hou. Alles hang ook maar van die volwassene se optrede en hantering van badtyd. As die ouer gespanne is, is die kinders ook nie gemaklik met badtyd nie.

Ek  hou self daarvan om elke dag te bad( eintlik te stort.) Dit maak nie net skoon nie maar ontspan die spiere ook n bietjie.

Iemand vir wie die badtyd n nagmerrie is, is Trompie my hond. Soos ek gesê het as mens self gestress voel, voel hul dit.

Eerste keer wat ek hom in die bad gesit het, het hy hom teëgesit omdat die ou Mies te gespanne was. My bad is laag en die rand hoog, ek moet hom optel en dan laat sak in die bad. Eers klou hy aan my vas en kry ek nie eers sy voete in die water gesit nie. Dit was laaste keer wat ek hom probeer bad het.

My buurvrou het hom, in die verlede, in haar stort gebad as dit nodig was. Hy het dan vir dae nie naby haar gekom nie. Eendag sit sy in n babaswembad. Sy gryp Trompie en gooi hom toe in die swembadjie. Toe kom hy vir lank gladnie weer by haar nie.

My seun het hom eenkeer gebad en dit was ook n gedoente en die laaste keer. Hy vat nie nonsies nie en nou vertrou Trompie hom gladnie om saam in die badkamer te gaan nie. Selfs die hondesalon vertel dat hy hul sommer om die nek of om die arm met sy voorpote vasklou as hul hom wil bad.

Hierdie jaar het ek besluit ek moet dit tog weer self doen want ek en buurvrou is nie meer op te goeie voet nie.

Dit was okay as ek hom eenmaal in die bad het. Maar ai, daardie optel en insit is n ander storie. Hy is ongelukkig te swaar vir my om op te tel en ek moet dit eintlik nie self doen nie. My lyf is mos ook nie meer vandag se kind nie en die optellery en oorbuig in die bad is nie ideaal nie.

Elke geval, wat kan mens anders doen as jy op jou eie bly met n hond wat badtyd- fobie het!

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TOEKA-TOKKEL is vir almal wat daarvan hou om te gesels oor hul alledaagse ondervindings.

Kom geniet dit en deel jou vertellings deur dit in n pos te skryf.

Noem asb Toeka-Tokkel sodat ander ook kan lees wat almal sê.

Plak jou skakel in by my kommentaar en dit is te lekker om te lees.

BEDANKINGS

Die volgende mense wil ek bedankie vir hul oulike bydraes oor bestuur.

I scrap 2(die uwe) Hoe ek my bestuurslisensie gekry het.

https://scrapydo2.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/toeka-tokkel-no-42-bestuur/

Spokie het die mooiste veredosse bespreek

https://scrapydo2.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/toeka-tokkel-no-42-bestuur/

Thulana debatteer wie is beter bestuurders!

https://thulana.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/tyd-steel-is-nie-so-ernstig-soos-diamant-steel-nie/

Toorts oor bestuur van groot maatskappye…

https://toortsie.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/toortsie-se-toeka-tokkel-oor-bestuur/

en steeds Toorts wat terugdink aan haar eerste bestuur van n rytuig

https://toortsie.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/nog-n-bestuurstorie/

Searching for iron man  Vertel oor bestuur in Kaapstad, Dubai en Perth

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Dankie ook aan Kameel vir wie bestuur n nagmerrie is, Tina(my suster) en nowathome vir jul kommentaar.

Volgende Tema/onderwerp :  BIBLIOTEEK

Toeka-Tokkel no 33: Pantoffels


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PANTOFFELS

Pantoffels is voetgoed om jou voete warm te hou in die winter.Dis my idee van pantoffels.

Hier in New Zealand werk dit nie so nie. Volwasse mans en vrouens doen alles met hul pantoffels aan. Hul gaan dorp toe, doen inkopies, woon sportbyeenkomste by en gaan kuier sommer in hul pantoffels. Van kinders kan mens dit nog verstaan dat hul met hul pantoffels aan, nadat hul gebad het, gaan kuier. Groot volwasse jong manne met “slippers” aan is net vir my eintlik onaanvaarbaar. Vrouens met “slippers” aan lyk sommer slonsig. Nou ja, dis hoe hul wil lyk en wie is ek om te oordeel?

Eintlik wil ek oor my eie pantoffels gesels. My eerste winter hier het ek vir my n lekker paar pantoffels gekry. Die huise hier word egter nogal goed verwarm sodat warm pantoffels eintlik te warm is vir my voete. Ek het egter elke jaar dieselfde soort pantoffels gekoop totdat Trompie deel van my huishouding geword het.

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Ek het vir hom my ou paar gegee toe hy op 8 weke hier by my kom bly het. Dit was om hom te troos en warm te hou. Toe hy klein was, was hy heel tevrede met sy eie paar. Ek het n nuwe paar vir myself gekoop nadat ek die oues vir hom gegee het. Hy het die ou pantoffels lekker rondgedra toe hy groter word. Hy was ook lief om hulle te skud. Hy skud hul dat dit so teen sy lyf en kop klap.

Ongelukkig het ek hom geleer dat ek n pantoffel vat en dan weggegooi, sodat hy dit gaan haal. Natuurlik n groot fout gewees. Op die ou end het hy my goeie pantoffels ook gegryp, geskud en weggedra. Ek moes hul in die kas bêre as ek hul nie gedra het nie. Op ou end het ek nie weer dieselfde pantoffels gekoop nie. Dis nou al seker 4 jaar dat ek nie rerig pantoffels het nie. Weet nie hoekom nie, maar winter is meestal weer verby teen die tyd dat ek  daaraan dink om n paar te koop.

(Fotos: Trompie Oktober 2010)

Toeka-Tokkel is lekker Afrikaans. Ons dink terug aan allerhande dinge wat gebeur het of nog kan gebeur ook.

  1. Skryf n pos en verwys na my pos sodat ek en ander, my en jou pos kan lees.
  2. Plak jou skakel in by my kommentaar sodat almal by jou kan uitkom wat hier lees.
  3. Geniet dit. Ek verander elke Donderdag die onderwerp.

Die volgende onderwerp is : 34  TV PROGRAMME

Weereens dankie aan die volgede ouens wat so getrou my ondersteun en n stukkie skryf. Dit word werklik waardeer.

Toorts het werklik n mengelmoes droom

https://toortsie.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/toortsie-se-toeka-tokkel-oor-mengelmoes/

Kameel het skoon die volgende onderwerp gebruik en oor pantoffels geskryf (ek glimlag steeds)

https://toortsie.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/pantoffelregering/

Kameel het die volgende dag oor haar Barbie mengelmoes partytjie geskryf

https://toortsie.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/sename-en-die-barbiepoppe/

Olga skryf oor haar Lapman wat n hele mengelmoes in sy agtergrond het

https://olgaseokseltjies.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/toeka-tokkel-32/

Herriemerrie het n hele paar mengelmoes gedagtes wat sy deel

https://herriemerrie.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/mengelmoes-2/

Daars hy. Gedoen en klaar tot volgende week se TV Programme

Photo 101, Day Sixteen : Treasure and close up


Michelle W says:

Today’s Tip: Get close to your subject — either use the zoom function in your camera, if it has one, or physically move closer to it.

This is my

TREASURE

close up!

Trompie my TREASURE
Trompie my TREASURE

I was standing below him.

Lighting isn’t that good but it still shows him watching me.

Trompie, looking at me
Trompie, looking at me