Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Had a weapons test today. Pretty happy with the result; 88mm. Better than my average of around 100mm. Not too bad considering I haven't had much practice in the last few months.

Of the 12 in the group I was with during the test, I got the third best score with the best score being 83mm. I know there are heaps of people out there who can do better than that, but it's nice to be in the high end.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New phone, new toys

Have a new smartphone to replace the one that died. Well, not new-new, just new to me. My old phone was a Galaxy S2. Had it for nearly six years. Good run for a smart phone. Had been meaning to do backups for ... um ... weeks before it died. Kicking myself for not having done that.

This phone is a HTC. It's much of a sameness between them, though I do still instinctively reach for buttons where they were on my old phone. Was running with an old school phone for a few days. Could have kept using it, but a smart phone gives so many more options. :)

Playing with some new toys at work. The old trucks I was driving were very bare bones, bash it til' it works type trucks. These new ones have more buttons than my computer! Will take a bit of getting used to!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Phone died

Was about time, had the old Galaxy S2 for nearly six years. Was a good run. But she died.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

New ground

Away from family again, never fun and always too long. At least we get paid extra for being apart. And tgis trip is a bit shorter.

Only just left home and already hanging out to get home

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sweaty and stinky

Plus I'm sick as a dog. Been at work for an hour, on a Sunday... and the sun's not even up yet.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Bit dissappointed

Currently doing some training for work and part of that training was a part to push ourselves and see just how far we could go. I had been really looking forward to that, a major challenge, a major milestone. Something where I could look back and go "yeah, I did that".

Due to circumstances beyond our control, that part had to be stopped about halfway through. I can completely understand why it was stopped and completely agree with it.

But it still sucks that I didn't get the chance to see what my limits are. At the point where we stopped, I was tired and hungry but could have kept going. The frustrating part is I have no idea how much further I could have gone.

The dissappointing part is that (as far as I can tell), it is highly unlikely that I will ever be able to attempt a test like that under safe, test conditions.

Maybe in another lifetime...

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Before it starts

Just under the 85kg mark, managed to gain back most of the weight that I'd previously lost.

Next few days will be interesting: little sleep and less food. Fun training for fun stories, should just lose water weight. But shouldn't be too much long term damage.

Be interesting to compare how I feel about it now, when we're deep in the middle of it and once it is all done and dusted. :D

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Upcoming courses

Starting preparations for upcoming courses that will keep me busy through the middle of the year. That's good.

Not happy about not being able to get pre course preparations done. Keep getting pulled away to go do other things and haven't had time allocated to preparations.

Oh well, just need to do the best I can I guess.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekends' work

Over the weekend I (finally) got around to servicing our bicycles. The important ones are good to go but my one is pretty much just good for parts now.

Took the pink one out for a ride this arvo, was good to do some exercise. Got a bit of numb bum now though.

Definitely rides better now that I've adjusted the seat and put more air in the tyres. Still need to adjust the gears a bit, they're a bit off.

Just a tad cheaper than fixing a car up...

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Busy doin not much

First post since last year!

Busy at work doing work stuffs. Had the opportunity to do a few things with the family, which is awesome. :)

Here's hoping get to have some more time at home this year.