Monday, July 28, 2008

My Mountain Highs and Valley Lows

The trip away to the snow was absolutely amazing and so much fun but I'm not going to tell all tonight because while we were away something incredibly sad happened. The day we got back the girl found out that one of the girls who works in same theater in the hospital as her had committed suicide. The girl knew her quite well so it came as a huge shock and hit her pretty hard. It made me thin of just how precious life is and how easily it can be taken away.

On the other hand suicide is something that is more common in our society than most think and I urge anyone out there who is deeply depressed to seek help. Everyone in their lives has had tough times and although the world may seem like it is baring down on you there is always people who can help and other ways to get over it. No matter how dark the world may be there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and that light may be the happiest feeling you will ever feel.

A short post tonight but I will post a heap of snow photos and a big wrap up of our trip tomorrow night. Bye all.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My White Trip

I'm all packed and ready to head off and god damn I can't wait. We leave from Adelaide Uni at 7pm for the 13 hour bus trip. The bus ride will be hell but I can't wait to get up there and hit the slopes. Everything is organized and I have all my gear for the 80's, hero's and porno parties as well as all my snow stuff. Im off!!!!!!!! See you in a week.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

My Momentum

Momentum is an odd thing. Once you get going its really incredibly hard to slow down. I seem to be working harder and harder these days and I don't really mind it. I think so far this week I have worked nearly 50 hours and its only Thursday. The way I seem to compensate for that is doing things after work which makes me tired the next day. It seems that by Friday of most weeks I want to die because I am so tired. I don't think I would have it any other way though. I can't wait for the snow. I really cant. I am going with so many cool people and its such an amazing place. Cannot wait.

I put some new photos up finally on the Spud Photo Blog so check them. The Lost Show are playing a gig tomorrow night so that will go off if I don't fall asleep before they start, lol, and I'm out. Byes.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Taxing Times

You know when you get so busy during a week that you lose track of what has happened or what day it is. That has been my life lately. The trip to Mildura was good, better than expected. We didn't leave till 6 Friday night and so didn't get there untill after 11 due to stopping for Pizza in Tununda. It was a huge day of work and driving and it was only minutes after we arrived that the girl and I were in bed asleep.

The only bad thing about the weekend was that we did not get an ounce of rest. The girl's uncle was down with his family and they have three small kids so even though we had late nights it was very early mornings to follow. We toured a few of the sites of Mildura including a giant maze which was for the kids and a round of mini golf. The weekend went by so quickly and before we knew it we were on our way back to Adelaide.

This week at work was a lot like the weekend. Early, early mornings and long days. We have been digging an underground garage and in the last two days have moved over 400 tonne of dirt. My day today consisted of digging and loading with the 13 tonne excavator and cleaning up with the bobcat. I have worked a few 12 hour days this week so I'm definitely spent.

I need a holiday and thank god we leave for the snow on Saturday. The only problem is with all the boarding and drinking that is going to go on on the trip I will need another break to get over it.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My Unsure

I am uneasy. Uneasy about this weekend to be exact. This weekend the girl and I are heading to Mildura to see the girls father. He lives in Mildura with his new partner and has been begging us to come see him since I first met the girl. Mildura is a 4 to 5 hour drive from Adelaide so we don't see him very often and when we do its for a very short time. The girl and her father don't get along all that well and because I haven't spent a lot of time with him I haven't made my mind up about him.

I am not intimidated by him or any of that normal boyfriend meeting father drama but he is just a hard person to read. The weekend will be ok but I'm still uneasy. We leave tomorrow night after work and will come home some time Sunday so hopefully the weekend goes quickly and it all goes smoothly. We will see how everything goes. Woo

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

My Big Week

One major thing has happened this week so far. We picked up our new excavator this week. Its massive. We already have a 3 and a 5 tonne machine but this new one is a 13 tonne which is huge. It is a second hand Case, but we bought it for a really good price and even though its a 2003 model it is in excellent condition and hasn't really done a lot of work. The main perks of such a big machine, apart from being able to shift a lot of dirt quickly is the fact that it has an enclosed cabin with a heater/aircon and a cd player and radio. Its great because you can sit in comfort no matter what the weather is like outside.

We have a few big jobs coming up that we really need a machine this big so we got it just at the right time and I hope we can get a few more jobs that will put it to work. Its the same as a machine we hired early last year and they are incredibly easy and smooth to operate. When we hired one last time I moved 800 tonne in a day so it is a very handy machine to have.

Apart from the new arrival the week has been pretty boring. The rain has been really annoying and I'm getting really sick of being wet. Its been cold but not cold enough so every time I do anything I have to stop and take my jacket off because I get too hot. The problem is as soon as I stop I get cold again. Blah to that my friend.

The girl got sick last weekend and gave it too me so I'm feeling average but not dying. Its just a sore throat and a cough so I will live. Its been a bit sad because our good friend Sam left yesterday to live and work in Thailand for a year. We caught up on the weekend and Monday night for a bit of a farewell but I felt terrible because I couldn't get to the airport to see him off. I was working for someone else that day so couldn't get away. He is going to love it and even though its only a year its going to be weird without him and it's another person who has left Adelaide which always makes me sad. Cant wait for the party when he gets back though. Woot.


Sunday, July 06, 2008

My 21st Trek

Saturday night started with a 21st at Grange and then a 45 minute drive up to Corromandel East to another 21st. The first was Rachel's who is one of the girls old school friends. We mingled and had a drink but didn't stay for much more. I felt bad because we had to leave so early but the next 21st was Tash's. Tash is one of my old school friends and to say the least, she is a wonderful person. The amount of people there was a credit to Tash and the party was kicking by the time we got there. There was so much food and three beer kegs which was incredible. We drank and drank and ate a lot of party pies and sausage rolls before speeches, dancing and then a creepy stripper who embarrassed Tash endlessly. Pretty amusing in the end but oh so so so cold. I cant believe my group is finally getting to the end of the 21st's. I'm almost happy they are ending.

My Hourly

This week involved a different type of work. Normally we work for ourselves so we are pretty flat out and don't really relax too much. This week was completely different. We worked for a big plumbing company doing a job that involved digging a trench across Glyndeburn road, which is a busy four lane road.

The first day we got there and they had forgotten to organize traffic management to shut down lanes and divert traffic so from 7:30am till 1:30 we sat around and did absolutely nothing and got paid a ridiculous hourly rate. Once the traffic management finally got there and set everything up we did about two hours work and had to be off the road again. We were only allowed on the road between 9 and 4 so they were very cushy hours. Jobs like that are good to have every once in a while but too often and I would definitely get bored.