*Just for your information, blankets and warm coats ARE needed. But our post office isn't up and running so mailing them to me probably wont be efficient. If you're in the states and would like to help, your best bet is probably to contact your local Mormon bishop or the Red Cross to find out how and where to take donations! Thanks!
*Church members here are collecting donations of food and blankets and a group will be taking them to our neighboring city Hachinohe tomorrow. It was slammed by a huge Tsunami and is in pretty bad shape. (Kind of amazing we weren't hit worse considering how close we are.)
*Lights, heat, and Internet are back up for the first time in over 48 hours. It's nice to be connected again, but horrible to see news footage of the devastation.
*We're still having plenty of aftershocks, though they're mostly small ones. The constant motion gives you a sense of vertigo or sea sickness and lots of people have headaches. It's getting hard to tell if we're having a quake or not. We have to check the chandelier for reference. I'm worried another big one will hit and knock everything out again. Hope not!
I'll write more tomorrow if I still have Internet access.
Thanks for your prayers and concern everyone!