Friday and it was a trip to New Castle to pick up Regina Carmanmary’s sister. We left on time and with plenty of provisions.
Owen lied about smoking in the car which did not increase our opinion of him. Even today I can’t put my finger on the reasons why Gemma he and I did not hit it off. Some mysteries will remain unsolved. It was mildly annoying to have the smell of smoke in a clean car even though it wasn’t that overpowering.
Travelling with Carmanmary was pleasant since the car was good, air conditioned and Carmanmary was a good driver. The trip down was unaventful and nothing too unusual happened. We turned up at the airport early and called Sean to let him know we were there. To pass the time we had a coffee which was fairly good for airport coffee. Sean turned up with his lunch and we sat down for a chat about all sorts of things from cool gadgets to solar energy and all sorts of techy stuff. It was good that Sean got to meet Gemma. Gina turned up on time on her flight and we collected her luggage. There was quite a bit of it because she had been shopping in Melbourne. People tell me you get lots of cheap clothes down there if you are female and that you have to buy lots. I just nodded along knowing it would be futile to ask questions.
We piled back into the CRV after Sean had to go back to work. We travelled down to Bullerdeeler and had lunch at a nice little cafe. We sat out on the sidewalk. I had a Hamberger which was ok except the mince was a bit grainy. I really wish I didn’t notice these details but I guess it comes from buying good quality stuff at the shops.
Got home at about 4:35 and hooked the laptop straight up to the internet to answer some questions for a reporter of the Australian. I had expected that the questions would have been in my inbox the night before or that morning but they turned up at midday whilst I was travelling with a deadline of 3:30pm which I could not meet. I was angry that this woman gave me a 3 hour window in which to answer the questions and I had no email access to do it in at that time unless I set it up on the phone. Even if I had done this the coverage would have been flakey at best.
Everybody was into watching the Tennis. Tennis is a game I really can’t give a damn about. If you can’t see the ball it’s not worth watching unless you are passionate about the game.
I think Owen cooked a baked dinner that night and it was quite nice. Everyone would have watched tennis but the storm the night before had knocked out the transmitter for channel 7. this was a slight problem in the days to come because most of the fully sighted people wanted to watch the tennis rather than listen to it on the radio.
I can’t remember much more of this day but I am sure Gemma will help me out and I can go back and edit this post late; which I am doing now 5th Feb.
Gemma and I wanted to go for a swim which we did friday night. It was fun to paddle around in the pool and I got some well needed exercise. I didn’t get to doing the things I wanted to do with her in the water since it was a friend’s place and that stuff isn’t apropriate generally speaking. One of these days i’ll get to go swimming alone with a girl and do stuff; that’ll be nice..