15. Where will I be in 5 years?

If the Canterbury earthquakes have taught me nothing else, I have learned that life is unpredictable. I know where I would like to be in five years, but of course who knows where I’ll actually be.

I would like to be working in a job that makes me happy and is interesting and challenging, I would like to be living in my home with Stephen and 21-year-old Bronwen, who may be just finishing her last year at university. I’ll be 49 and Stephen will be 51! Antony will be 33 and Megan will be 30, Wyatt will be 13 and Arlia will be 11. I hope my kids and their kids will be happy and healthy.