The city CBD is still largely shut down and inaccessible to the general public. It covers a very large area and the amount of rubble and general devastation is going to take months to clear away. General social services are slowly getting to their feet, but many workers are working from home as their offices are no more or can't be entered.
We at Aspiehelp are in a similar position, but only for about one more month while a pillar in the church above us is strengthened. The rest of the Church and buildings are fine!
People in Christchurch, including Jan and I are suffering from "quake brain", a rather stunned feeling which slows down thought processes and induces the need for a lot of rest! Hopefully this will lessen with time. The latest news is that we might be experiencing aftershocks for another 30 years, so, on