Sunday, noon, Tryphena, Great Barrier Island, apart from my neighbour quad-ing up and down the track it has been very quiet and calm. In addition, I’m in a very good mood. I’m heading to Germany in a couple of weeks to meet the family and for some R&R, and have been taking it easy the last two weeks (that is apart from my paid employments).
Sitting here in my office and looking at Station Rock, I acknowledge being comfortable and secure. The biggest improvements are financial stability – in terms of steady employment and a mortgage paid off – and a warm, solid and stylish home.
My head is full of ideas and projects (nothing new), and as my late friend and former employer Chris mentioned, I am now in a (better) position to take up opportunities and to follow my plans.
The verandah extension has been a full success and was finalized yesterday. That means the remaining invoices for the materials were paid – thanks to Barrier Building Supplies for significant discounts received and great service. When I get back from my trip, I’ll relocate the cooking area, install a sink and table.
I acknowledge the help from Marius, Marie, Sylvia, Dad and Ross – The King – who taught me how to build. Not sure if he helped with this project, but also thanks to Paul and Amy.
In terms of building projects, I need to revive the old septic tank and build a shower/toilet outhouse now. An then?, well, then I can accommodate appropriately for people who wish to come and stay on beniSland and give me a hand.