Sunday, March 13, 2011
The Earthquake - The Day after
So now it's almost two days since the big quake and all the important stuff like catching up on sleep, contacting everyone back home and in Japan to confirm that we and they are safe and sound has been taken care of. For some reason I don't really have any friends (or close friends with family) in the most affected areas so the personal impact of the quake is thankfully low.
The "what now?" feeling is starting to come. The Salaryman family have stayed at home last night and we have so much foodstuff at home that we don't really need to venture out to scavenge and hunt for food, and in worst case me and Baby Sunshine could live off Mrs. Sunshine's boobies for a day or two.
On the "to do" list now is;
1. Put all the stuff back in order - mostly books and small stuff that has fallen off shelves that should be put back
2. Take out the "quake safe" stuff to help secure shelves and cabinets that we have bought earlier but never really gotten around to put to use
3. Have a serious discussion with Mrs. Sunshine about the "escape bag" that she has packed and put by the door "just in case, might come useful in other situations than a quake too" to find out more exactly what "other situations" she is planning to run away with the baby in
4. Be confused as to how to deal with tomorrow and whether I should pack myself on the train or huddle at home under a table
5. Rewatch Mad Max for inspiration on how to deal with a worst case scenario and consider getting a dog since that is a staple companion for any post-apocalyptic scenario