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04 September 2010 @ 03:26 pm
 
I have my friends, I have my house, I have my cat, and the best possible landlords in the entire world. I received texts from Alison and Alina to let me know the house was still standing and my Ariadne is okay if terrified. I may have cried with relief in the LAX bathroom because I didn't let myself panic while I didn't know. I don't know why someone with anxiety disorders actually handles herself okay in a panic-filled situation, but there you go, right? My landlords (they are Alison and Peter's parents and calling them landlords feels weird, but they ARE) are picking me up from the airport because buses aren't running and they are just so ♥ I logged on to Facebook and I assume it was Mike was messaging me instantly to let me know how things were. What wonderful people I know. God, I am so blessed. Going back to a place where people actually care... What a difference that makes.

The university is closed until September 13th, which means all of my assignments have been pushed back a week. I am not sure if this means CLASSES have been pushed back a week as well which would mean going one week over. Not that I care, because I'm game for anything. Having a week to clean up will be good. Clean up and calm down. Not get in the way while poor Christchurch picks up the pieces. Oh my beautiful city. I could cry for what's been done to you. And I know it could have been far worse. I'm glad it wasn't.

It's almost time to board the bigass plane and wing my way to Auckland. Here's hoping there aren't massive delays to get in to Christchurch in the morning. If there are though, worse things have happened. It will all be okay. I have a raspberry white chocolate mocha and a warm fuzzy feeling inside, even through the surreal sense of horror at seeing the photos.

 
 
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Lauren Christensen: [placebo] the air is nicepretty_kozi on September 4th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
White chocolate Mocha makes everything feel better. *HUGS* I am glad to hear that your home and the people you care about are okay. I was worried. So I may not be there in NZ, but I give you massive amounts of thoughts, prayers and hugs from this end.

It will be okay, you are right. Safe traveling Lara!!!!!

Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: A Fine Frenzy~Smokeartemisofluna on September 4th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
I crashed so hard on the plane, but THAT is a story for later!!

Yes!
Lauren Christensenpretty_kozi on September 4th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
Oh man you can tell me later! I bet it was good when you had it though!

Are you back now????
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Trapped 2artemisofluna on September 4th, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
It was awesome! I don't know if that was the cause of the crash! But I had to page a flight attendant and make her give me like...a gallon of juice. She just stood there while I sucked it down. Augh.

I am in Auckland, so one more flight. Ooof.
Lauren Christensen: [Amadeus] zomgod lolpretty_kozi on September 4th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
Juice is good for that! I'm glad your better now! Be safe on your last flight!

And you didn't miss the HMD ima reply soon!
Owl exterminator extraordinare: Gollyla_belle_roo on September 4th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that you were able to get an update, and I hope the rest of your trip goes smoothly.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Evil Dead~Evil Ashartemisofluna on September 4th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Flight-wise everything is okay so far!
Arklanarklan on September 4th, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
hurray for everything being ok and not shaking apart!
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: DL ~ Lavannah Sadnessartemisofluna on September 4th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Some buildings just crumpled. Thankfully not ours.
Raenphfa on September 4th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
Yay for things that don't suck! (Or in this case shake, I guess.)
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: DL~Adrimonartemisofluna on September 4th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
Yay for not shaking and sucking!
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: London~The Bridge!artemisofluna on September 5th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
Hey hey, BB! Someone from your work called and said that the libraries are re-opening on Tuesday so they can do some clean up. I said you were on vacation and she said "oh, that's right!" she sounded very tired. But ANYWAY I think that means after Tuesday you should be able to get more detailed information about how the libraries are faring! I can take a walk tomorrow and check out South from the outside for you too if you want me to! As long as it's not storming. I keep hearing about these gale-force winds headed this way, but so far I'm not seeing them. I am going to have a look at the cemetery as well, just for curiosity's sake (and for the walk). Let me know, Beautiful!
Raenphfa on September 6th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
Poor tired librarian, it was probably Julie, Cath said she called her house as well. You don't need to go check out south unless you really want to, I'm sure it's fine. I hope the graveyard'salright! Take care!
possibly Claresancta_terra on September 4th, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you're all alright and the kitty too! Hope you travel home safe dear. I actually have a friend from here in Chch right now too, and she managed to sleep through it somehow?! Safe travels!
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Skins~Tony shut it outartemisofluna on September 4th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
So much love for you, Beautiful ♥ I'm glad your friend slept through it! Would have been terrifying to have it wake her up. I hope she still wasn't terrified when she DID wake up!

"DID THE APOCALYPSE HAPPEN WHILE I WAS ASLEEP WTF?!"
hysteria74hysteria74 on September 4th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear all your people are ok. It's scary going through an earthquake (which I have experienced once in my life) but like the best "Good News Story" this has a fabolous loving happy ending :-)
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Boosh~Sneaky Noelartemisofluna on September 4th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
I am not fond of the earthquakes. Montana was on a whole bunch of fault lines too. I am not amused, but if that's the worst I feel, I can handle it!
Amandaspiffanda on September 4th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
You did so good holding it together! I'm so glad everyone you love is okay. <3
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Beauty in the Moolightartemisofluna on September 4th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
I didn't even realise that's what I was doing until I started crying with relief. It pleases me.
athenarising on September 4th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you heard befoer your long flight. What a relief!
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: SPN~Boys will be boysartemisofluna on September 5th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
SO AM I! And the only reason I did was because Boy told me the second he found out which was only an hour after it happened at all, so I texted people and posted about it and knew to keep my phone on. He's a good brother :D