A 4.64 earthquake exploded under our bed at 11.36pm last night.

Jolted awake – yet again – then left to ponder ……….

Is that it, or is there worse to come

Will our city ever be calm

Will our homes ever be repaired so they don’t

– shake when we walk across the rooms

– leak profusely when the rain falls

– have cracked windows and walls

– stink of terrible smells from unknown sources

– allow rats to get under the house and into the wall cavities

Three years is a long time to be living in limbo, with no end in sight.