Saturday, 17 November 2007
Yet to run as a 'real' Queenslander
Thought i'd better update though no real running. With the removalists in noon Wednesday had intended to run in the morning however got a knock on the door at 9:30 and it was them. By 1:30 they had gone but with the physio at 6 thought i'd get my exercise walking (i still had 200 pages of my Rebus novel to go and i needed to return it to the local library). A good comfortable 8k to the physio in 70 minutes so had a bit of spare time and had bit of a nostalgic walk around South Melbourne funny enough bumped into multiple Bogong to Hotham finisher Richard Rossiter hadnt seen him for years. Had a good chat and actually ended up a bit late but was right as so was my physio. He was happy with my progress and i was surprised how few sore spots he found. Good walk bit of a read and a feed then off to my sleeping bag and air mattress a long day ahead!. Had a great nights sleep (strangely i tend to sleep better in a bag than a bed). Come 8AM i had the fridge man (my 30 years and 10 months old fridge wasnt making the trip) finished my book (love Ian Rankins books also enjoyed the fact many of them have titles the same as some of the Stones greatest albums). Settlement at noon meant i had time to catch up with some neighbours i was sad to leave. One minor problem the bank cheque was in the name of "Kevin", still ultimately was sorted so then it was off to the Gold Coast (funnily enough with mixed emotions after all Bayview St had been my home for 11 years and Elsternwick in total half my life). Thankfully my body handled the drive, with settlement 4PM Friday meant i could take it easy. Had a 2 hour sleep at Woolgoolga before the sun came up and then the last stretch with breakfast at Ballina. Settlement finally arrived (one minor hitch the house keys were on the way from the vendors solicitors in Coolangatta to mine in Southport, thankfully i headed her off at Elanora). Furniture arrives next Thursday so another few nights in a sleeping bag. Hoping for a run tomorrow (if i wake early enough will run with the GC road runners), today was spent buying a $20 dollar tv and also unpacking what i carted with me as well as spending lots of time on hold at Ozemail (could be a month till i have internet access of my own again). Next update will be via Elanora or Palmie libraries after all i might need real internet access if i need crew (somehow i think Coast to Kosi is becoming a more realistic proposition).