cristina, as always, thank you for the gardening calendar.
You did a fantastic job of compiling such dramatic images of the earthquake! Earthquakes are very scary but the tsunami I cannot fathom! How refreshing to see how your well built home made it through unscathed!
As far as I'm concern, any house I'd build in the future, will be using good timber, dear old noble wood, God willing. I know it is expensive, but mighty secure if you take all precaution with fire...