The Wi-Fi WLAN router I use for connecting to the Internet stopped working last night (that dreaded “No route to host”). It's back now, but I'd have liked to post an update yesterday. Anyway, no news is good news, no? Er, well, assuming that the communication systems work, that is...which sadly seems not to be the case for the location of the epicenter, Cobquecura.
It's been more than 30 hours after the earthquake that caught me in the bathroom some minutes after 3:30 am yesterday. The aftershocks, while generally small, continue every 5-90 minutes, and at this point it just feels like one long ride on a bus through a badly deteriorated road — and it's getting fucking annoying.
I'd said that we were okay before. First I was scared when all this happened, and then I was sad after the news. Next, I was worried about the aftershocks. Now I'm just annoyed. Really annoyed.
Nonetheless, I'm not letting an earthquake and a never-ending sequence of aftershocks stop me. There's some groundbreaking work going on here — which you can't see, but I can, and I must say it looks really nice.
Now, could we just stop this madness and allow the rescue groups do something in the most affected locations near the epicenter without having the ruins of the buildings shaken every few minutes by a whimsical force of nature? That's not nice, really. Not nice at all. And you've got our dogs and cats panicking for
too many hours a day and a half already. Stop it! I mean it!