We got off scott-free in the Sept 2010 earthquake, breakages-wise. And in the Feb 2011 quake, the only damage we had was a broken computer screen, expensive but not traumatic.
So when we moved into our new home in April 2011, I didn’t worry too much about things getting broken. It took a while to set everything up, so it was early June before I found a suitable spot for all the precious knick-knacks that I’ve collected over years.
So of course, Murphy’s Law prevailed and three days later, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake happened. We lost power and flush toilets, but almost as distressing was coming home to find many of my wee thing smashed to bits. Glue sorted the worst of the mess out, and then I packed them all away until it was safer to bring them back out again.
That day is today.