Tuesday, 22 February 2011

New Zealand Earthquake and Mrs BoB

I don't know if you've seen this mornings news but an earthquake has hit New Zealand's south island.
Power is out, sanitation is out, the domestic gas supply is unsafe, water is out, and at least 65 people are reported dead, hundreds are trapped and the city is in turmoil. BoB (Brother of bushwacker) lives pretty close to the epicentre in the south islands capital Christchurch.  BoB, Mrs BoB and the small BoB's are safe.

I just wanted to tell you how proud of Mrs BoB I am, she was right in the middle of the city and being properly trained in First Aid was one of the first people on the scene and rescued several people from one of the crushed buses.

On a lighter note MoB (our mum) called to tell me that BoB was already in the garden setting up a trap to collect rainwater and I quote

"He's like Ray feckin' Mears that brother"

Thanks for reading
PS If you'd like to leave a message for them in the comments - I'm sure they'd be delighted to hear from you - just sayin' 'sall.


Murphyfish said...

Hey SBW,
Glad to hear that BoB and Mrs. BoB are OK, hadn't seen the the news as of yet but the scene you show does look devastating. Please convey my heartfelt well wishes to your family out there.

GoofyGirl said...

It's a miracle that they were unscathed, yet how sad that there were so many injuries/deaths. I am more than a lil' impressed that Mrs. BoB was front and (epi)center using her hidden super hero skills, pretty damn spectacular that is.
As for BoB being like Ray Mears... maybe it's the other way around, and Ray Mears has been emulating BoB. ♥

Tovar@AMindfulCarnivore said...

I did hear the news from down NZ way. Mighty glad to hear that your family is safe and well.

Deus Ex Machina said...

I am glad to hear that your family is safe. Ray Mears, huh, we love that guy!

Brigid said...

I will be keeping them in my prayers. Tragic news on a clear cold morning. I am glad they are safe.

Trey said...

Praying for your family!!

Anonymous said...

Great news that all your family is well! It's sure great that Mrs BoB is helping out on the front and that BoB is at the ready!

Le Loup said...

Well done Mrs Bob. Terribly frustrating when you want to help and you live too far away.
Good post.
Regards, Le Loup. Australia.

Gorges Smythe said...

I hope every Christian reader will keep the Kiwi's in their prayers.