long time no post but let’s see

Slack with no recent posts done!

Been a while since last post.

I see some people keep dropping in for a laugh or what ever they like to see here.

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Off to work with this- bewdiful

Been so busy on an oilpatch project this year, hard to find a moment since the last post to find something easy to blog on about. My new career path has been good, paying out repairs here and there, servicing cars, vans, school fees, debts, getting things for the kids and me, and so on and so on- so nice to be back in the oil field again and feeling worthwhile, more than just a dad with kids and a nearly worthless delivery job. Will have to keep looking for some more projects soon though- I think I have done a pretty good job getting back into it. There was an out there off for a job next year for 30 days- oi oi oi! regretfully, I said “not ready for that- yet! But thanks for the vote!”

Well.

Today at least was another Marvin day! Fixed a new electric motor to drivers’ door in the family car after  a waste of time last weekend finding that the switch was not busted- the window motor was! Then had to take off/ put on again the paneling FOUR times as I left this out, or that out, to find another broken thingo- the electric rear view side mirrors control… Argh. AND then find that I filled the washing tub up, and forgot to turn it on, noticing that the laundry basket was full again, to find out that the basket was full because- I forgot to out the contents into the water-filled machine… as the gels found out later- “Nothing in the tub or drier Dad!” Oh deary me.

New Windsurfer after ten years

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Been to Sandy Point with a new board for speed sailing a few times and even got caught out the the rising tide in the evening- never let a good wind IMAG1103_resizego by! It’s a beautiful little screamer and with new big sail gotten for a bargain, who cares its a little bit out of date- it’s great! Joined a sailing club and association for speed sailing. Just got to find time for that and the kids too…

Single dad worse off if depending on government

Been downgraded as a single dad with kids as far as a sole parent- single parent pension been drastically reduced, by a large factor. Good thing I can find a bit more work with the help of Tarn’s little sister to care for the gels and #2Son when I am doing a 12 hour day!

What else…mmmm.

Backyard Portable Vineyard

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Wine grapes harvested the other week, looks like a nice red wine- a blend of Shiraz and Pinot Noir making about 7 liters, and a fair 24 litres of the Foxey Garage Grape wine.

The internet has been episodically painfully slow and intermittent  even the phone line is down and a promise was made for it to be fixed within 2 weeks… What? Just a little rant- but bloody hell- supposed advanced country with 5% out of work- looks like they are just serving coffee or what ever… Not fixing things! I am!

Thieves

Oh yeah, some scum broke in through a loosely locked window.  They stole some kids birthday things like cash and iPods and little camcorder, and AND Tarn’s special emerald engagement ring. ON THE GELS 13TH BIRTHDAY TOO. Sposed to be a party that night.  I think the gel’s friend’s mum’s  may have been a little alarmed at the state #2Son and the gels and Dee were in with the cops giving my room the once over when they dropped off the party attendees! SOOO peessed orf we were, and the cops said that they knew who it may have been, but so far, NOTHING. Argh Again. But getting over it. Little druggie shits apparently. 

Work Toys

Picked up a few new tools for new work- a rock colour book- over a hundred bucks for——three pages…. Hmm. And a new camera for work pictures, but the camera phone gives a better image- IMAGINE THAT! yep, sorrowful but true. A small UV lamp to look for oil in cuttings and on cores.

In conclusion

As I have read lately, some people’s posts are really like a diary- and I suppose that is what this too. Some people are lucky, some are not. I think I am lucky- to have my Family and Friends and a better life than some. Cheers.

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About tone

Widowed exRigPigGeo 50yr old dad of 4 'teens', is doin' job raisin' kids, misses a lot of things. Family (close and extended) and Friends - an important part in our of life. Likes gadgets, speedsailing, reading (SF), geology/archeology, maps. Coffee monster- burnt out one espresso maker too many. Have to have plenty spare "moccona" in cupboard. Things I miss- Tarn. The rig life and income. A lot of sailing. Tarn.
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