March 2012 11 Aug’13 update – Aug 2018 Update November 2019
Still single Widowed ex/not ex RigPigGeo fifty-plus dad of 4,
4 3 two no teens left at home, just the kids derg. For company understand. And have a drone or RPAS with a licence to video and take photos at a height, aling with a radio operators certificate. A little DJI Mavic Pro Platinum, and a Crystal Sky day viewable tablet screen, a Samsung tablet did not cut the mustard.
Since 2001, mostly solo raisin’ the kids, miss/missed lots of things.
Had some Had plenty of geo work 2012 to 2016, then nuthin, then a short heavy stint for a good bit of brass mid 2018, then nuthin again. A mini boom 3rd quater 2019 though- might lead to further work.
The work being a wellsite geologist around Australia, time off at the mo- living off that at the moment til next rig job comes around. Yes STILL waiting for more work, maybe overseas or not. Not I reckom. No
Two kids at home now but the girls nagged for a pet second last year of high school, and now live in the Big Smoke- so who gets the MUTT?? “You’ll get lonely?” mmph- if I want to go away SAILING?
Frizzle has started another apprenticeship 160
100kms away as a chef- yay for him, hewas been a little lost that last 18 months I think after high school (2013). One less mouth to feed 😦 Son#2 has picked a coupla stray friends to share his shed this year as they live outa town- Son#1 finishing uni soon, Son#2 thinks he is going to Uni (one near a surf beach…)… Daughters#1A/#1B stated advanced secondary school classes 2012.
growing grown up fast – they both got jobs in retail food shops y– they have their own money and bank accounts so they can pay for their phone bills now- BUT I still have to taxi them around- there goes MY time for SPEEDSAILING out the door and down the drain… Big change here- the girls now have licence to drive, and one has a little red van for shopping round town. Still payong their phone bills but!
Family (close and extended) and Friends – an important part in our of life.
I Like gadgets, speeding on sailboards, reading (Science Fiction mostly), sciences such as geology, archaeology, astronomy, and geography. Some maths and statistics, maps.
National Geographic, Analog, Isaac Asimov’s SF Mag, F&SF via Kindlw now!!! And now Wired and Science magazines too. Currently trainee at the Sale City Band, to encourage my twin gels to play in the band as they grow up, but you won’t see me. I am on the committee too, for the last two years. One has continued as of mid 2012 to end of yr 11at school! Quit too busy, but well done
Coffee monster- burnt out one espresso maker too many. But got another via ALDI, good but capusules.
Have to have plenty spare “Moccona” in cupboard. One time we had six 400g jars in case of a rush, or something, a bit excessive, have only two jars on hand presently
Things I miss- Tarn. The rig life and income. A lot of sailing. Tarn.