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 their derg (For company understand.)- which currently is keeping my Dad happy as Mum is in lockdown (next door tho). Have drone and licences to video and take photos at a height. A little DJI Mavic Pro Platinum, Crystal Sky day viewable tablet screen (Samsung tablet did not cut the mustard.)Other toys now- Updated RC yacht with fast sails and a mast and another littler fast RC yacht. And a Model plane to widen Drone Skill for job opportunities. Updated speedsuf sails and got applecores for the clews.
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 moment- living off that at the moment til next rig job comes around. Yes STILL waiting for more work, maybe overseas or not. Not I reckon. Deciding that OS is no good for me.
Two kids at home now.
Eldest son Alx now a journo other side of the Big Smoke, well done that man.
Frizzle started a cheffing job in Kew, UK, a Michelin Star shoop no less last 2019 Oct, but has had to scurry back to Australia with his GF Taylah, the Corvid19 thingo again.
another apprenticeship 160 100kms away as a chef- yay for him, he was or had 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.
The gels, 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? Girls may have now left home for study in the Big Smoke, this is still home though. 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 there- the girls now have licences to drive, and one has a little red van for shopping round town. Still Now paying their phone bills but!
Family (close and extended) and Friends – an important part in our of life.
I Like gadgets, fast speeding on windsurf boards
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 Kindle 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 capsules. PS 2019 got a reuseable steel capsule. Not quite fitting this week in the machine damn it.
(STILL) 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.
April 2020 missing Speedsurfing at Lake George, S.Aust.