I’ve had a weekend of acquisitions. Purchases and gifts. From Jake I received a home gym exercise kit, on the promise that I’d use it. I made a start this evening and tired myself out after 20 minutes. I really am unfit. In my defence, I did have a fairly exhausting day, carrying a huge load of shopping in as I start stocking up for the Wet, and then having to change a tyre on the way home. Another tyre. The Tanami is hard on tyres. I set up the kit and made a start as soon as I had unpacked the troopy. The endorphins didn’t kick in, but I did get a little of the satisfaction I felt back in the day when I put in hard hours in the basement gym at the Ministry. I shall sleep well tonight, I know.
The second gift was Zeus, a Staffy cross who has been entrusted to my care by Lyn. Zeus and I have been friends over a year, and he seems to have no problems so far adjusting to his new circumstances. I shall be keeping him enclosed in my section and making sure he does not run into the camp dogs. He is a civilised dog.
I also picked up some cool parcels of Useful Things; I now have one of those glass bowl ovens with the fan heater on top that cooks excellent roasts etc. I tried it out today by cooking a duck from frozen in around two hours. Cool Gadget. I have a new iTech 900A 20,000 mAh battery that will not only start a LandCruiser with a flat battery, and will charge or run laptops, phones and whathaveyou, but will also run my CPAP. Really Cool Gadget. On the way also is a solar panel that will trickle charge the car or the iTech 900A. Lastly a parcel came with a set of very powerful “tactical” torches.
More toys on the way include a professional knife sharpening kit, a windscreen repair kit, solar powered motion activated lights, and a memory expansion for my Macbook.
For the young people I work with I have ordered a heap of art materials, magnetic connection bricks, and the necessary stuff to teach them basic photographic skills with their phones and to print out the results; printer, photo paper and inks.
Gotta love the internet.