New Things

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.

Author: Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.

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