I’m back from the funeral and wake. I’d like to thank everybody who sent supportive and really nice messages. I’m touched. There really is a community out there, and it’s extraordinary that an anti-social bastard like me has been welcomed in and become part of it.
I’ve been neglecting a few things while I’ve been away. This blog, for one thing.
And there are so many physical projects I’m behind with, like chainsawing down a row of trees. They provide a good visual block between the neighbours and me, on that side. But now they’re grown so high they’re occluding the solar panels.
It’s a horrible job, because you have to stand on the stop step of a step-ladder, on very steeply sloping ground.
I came down a while ago, when the stepladder spilled over, releasing me and my chainsaw to fall about three metres to the ground.
Fortunately, the chainsaw cut off the instant I took my hand off the charmingly-named dead man’s switch.
I left skin on the branches as I crashed through them, but I landed on my arse, still with the chainsaw in my hand. So I said some words, and then made bigger chocks for the ladder.
And then there’s the lawn. It turned into jungle while I was away.
Anyway, I’m back to this blog. Things will be happening, from tomorrow. Tune in!