I am sure you all have heard that there was another earthquake here in the South Pacific. If I could spell the island's name I would tell you it but needless to say it caused quite a stir here on the island.
Everyone here is alittle water shy, so when the earth moves just alittle, you think, was that an earthquake? Remember we felt tremors for 2 days after the earthquake last week. So....today as I was sitting at the computer, I thought.....was that an earthquake? Didn't pay no mind. Then the electricity went out....okay...no big deal, it was off and on all day Sunday.
The villagers have these oxygen tanks hanging from trees or poles that they gong all of the time. Sometimes they gong it so much that if you let it, you could go insane. The tanks are I would say about a block apart (just guessing).... So they are gonging like crazy....but still...no worries...... So.....I go and sweep, fold laundry and take a nap(what else is there to do). Two hours later the electricity comes on.
Life is back to normal....until my husband comes home and tells me about the 8.0earthquake on one of the islands in the Pacific and we went from a tsunami watch to a warning. All the shops and schools closed down. The roads were jammed, people trying to get their kids from school and get to higher ground all while I was taking a nap. Didn't phase me a bit. He asked, "didn't you hear the gongs"? Hummmmmmmmmm I can't tell a warning gong from a crewfew gong. I better start listening better.
So...FEMA is finally after a week, getting supplies to everyone that need it. You would think from all of the disasters they handle that with each time they would become more organized. You would think???? But in all fairness the Samoan Government is slowing the process down as well. I say, forget the politics, forget pride and just get the job done!
Still takes forever to post but tomorrow I am hoping that problem will be resolved.