I hope your family are OK. I don't really know anyone in ChCh but it's still very scary. We're all from Wgtn which was supposed to get the big earthquake. My worry is that this could be starting something of a chain reaction.
I was reading one of your posts and you said you were going to Brissy soon... how was it?? Were you there before or after the flooding... amazing that the waters rose so high isn't it?? I used to live in the Redlands, outside of Capalaba... I miss it there