Well it has been an unusual welcome back to San Clemente. We left Manta on Thursday April 14th getting back to San Clemente in the early afternoon. Our wonderful neighbors David and Helena had our home spic and span ready for us to just unpack and be totally settled in.
Then Saturday early evening we were shocked with a horrific earthquake of a 7.8 magnitude. We are still shaking from the experience. Again our neighbors came to our rescue by arranging for us to be transported up the hill to higher ground because of the possibility of a tsunami. There were many aftershocks during that evening with one at about 2:30am that sent Joe and I running for the driveway once again.
Well Sunday found us without power, low cell charge…I made one quick call to our daughter Jennifer who lives in Tokyo to have her get the word out to our family that we were fine just had no power. It took the electric company almost 5 days to get the power back on which I felt was amazing and we started to get back to normal. But because we had moved our phone and internet to Manta while we were away our internet was not hooked up prior to the earthquake. We just got it back earlier today so now we are fully operational, ha ha
Sunday morning I took a few photos of the mess in our house but unfortunately it looked like I was shaking the camera and the pictures are really blurry. Our house came through great, no damage. Some concrete damage to the wall around the garden but it needed some work anyway.
We thank God for our many blessings.