I caught a huge break recently and picked up a new job. Great money, and hours, and really enjoyable work. The sort of shit I like anyway, and with the sort environment I'm most comfortable with. You either perform to the best of your ability, or you don't. It's hard work, but I take that side of it as being paid to work out. I start early, but finish early too so the arvo's are mine. If I'm not too shagged. I'm a girly man with the "late night" being to about 9pm. lol
There's potential for personal professional expansion, but I sorta walked straight into what I like and how much of it I like and when I like it. Win. I'm getting on well with the people I'm working with and having to prove yourself is a fun challenge. Unloading 48 foot truck trailers by hand full of cardboard boxed freight in the heat really is a challenge and I work along side man-trees from various parts of the Pacific Islands. They are cool, they just want to see that you will bust your hump just as they do. Nothing more, nothing less.
It's a huge positive step forward for me and the end of a tough coupla years with work related problems.
Personally, I'm ticking over quite nicely. The missus picked up a part-time job that's quite physical and she's doing that for her health more than anything. She's looking forward that. There's no real stats for people in Australia - or anywhere I believe - who are post-transplant with lungs past 5 years. They are all dead. She's 8 years out. This is an under laying thought that we are all aware of and really don't discuss. What's there to say? She's a bit heavier than she should be so some exercise that she's getting paid for can only be helpful. So long as she doesn't over do it; which she's capable of.
Xmas will be spent in Australia with her family. Hoping to get back home sometime next year, and a new car is on the horizon. Been yapping about that for awhile but was really waiting on some job security.
So, I guess that's me till Christmas. Merry Christmas to EVERYONE who've taken the time to acknowledge me and mine throughout this year and I very much appreciate popping in and out of your consciousness occasionally. Whether you're Christian or not, Christmas is a time for family and kindness.
Much best wishes to you and yours,