Friday, 12 December 2014

Life lately

Hi everyone,

Sorry I've been away for a bit.  I've had to be on the road a bit - to Flinders and Albury chiefly - and there've been a couple of SES callouts too.

Anyway, summer is surely setting in here. The paddocks are drying off and every now and again I see the steers in one of the paddocks looking at a hay ring in a hopeful manner.  It'll be a long summer.

The hunt for work is presently a case of "hurry up and wait". Still waiting on a call back from one law firm, and a decision is pending from a commercial entity on an offer.  Another application for work is promising and likely to succeed.

Reading a lot of Camus lately - recently read The Plague and The First Man.  I dunno... The absurdism born in Algeria does seem to have meaning here in this dusty, superheated place.  I know this seems like the best place to be to a lot of people.  I've made some good friends here who love it, and once upon a time I'd happily have settled here.  I just seem to touch the ground here lightly now, like a foreigner or a sojourner.  My heart isn't here.

Will need to scurry to Melbourne for Christmas shopping next week.  I'll try and catch up with some of the old crew for lunch maybe. Or not. I do feel like an A-Grade loser a lot of the time. 

Well, nil desperandum. As long as I keep getting out of bed, I'm in control!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Tuesday post

Another warm day, but not as hot as it'll become.  Personal business to attend to in morning. Farm stuff in the afternoon.

Legal volunteering in the evening - there's a sniff of a possible job there which is encouraging.  Early start tomorrow - off to Albury at 5:30am re a possible job.  Hopefully will get to squeeze in a run along the Murray while I'm there.

Monday, 1 December 2014

A long, hot day

Hi everyone,

Quick post before sleep. Alone at the farm this morning as a brief storm rolled through. Some rain (salvaged 4 buckets of water) before the day warmed up properly and burned off the clouds.

Job interview by phone at midday. Reasonably optimistic.

Farm work in afternoon, plotting out how to get water from wells in one paddock up to sheds.  Dusty and sweaty work.  Summer is not encouraging me, although having just finished Camus' The First Man gives me a good perspective on it. We'll see.