Still hanging in here. Plenty to do to keep me occupied both at work and in my own time. No social life whatsoever but I am still pretty content with my own company. I do miss having someone to talk to occasionally, though. From the time I leave work, until I return the next day I speak to no one, except perhaps a shop attendant now and then. No social life whatsoever. Perhaps I should start hanging around in bars.
I miss the girls, and my few friends. Sometimes I think I should get another dog. Except I would have to take it out in the car when I would probably rather ride the bike. Besides any dog I get now would probably outlive me. Who would take care of it? No, a dog is not a good idea.
Pretty mundane existence really. I probably should be thinking about a Plan. I like it here, but am I really going to become a loner? It feels as if I may.
I picked up my second hand 2004 Toyota Camry last night. 2.4 litres, automatic, electric everything, cd player and cruise control. Strangely, I don’t feel the usual sense of elation from acquiring something so important. I get a bigger thrill from finding Watties baked beans in the supermarket. Even more so if they are on special.
So, I have a car now. Big deal. I guess that attitude suggests I am a biker at heart. It is probably a bad sign but I had a little talk to the bike. I told her that despite the car intruding into our lives, it was there for pragmatic reasons only, and she was the lady of my life. That is a bit sad too.
I bought the car because there are a very few things one cannot do with a bike, like carry large items home, collect daughters from airports – should they come to visit – go scuba diving or fishing down on the coast and, I suppose, stay warm and dry travelling in the frozen wastes of the Great Southern if I have to take a long non-recreational trip. I have been repeatedly warned that it gets very cold here in winter. In fact it has been known to snow, so they say. I can pretty well believe it. Some days and many nights have indeed been parky lately.