Goodbye to Toothbrush Two
I was thinking of Thoreau this morning as I was driving into the site at Toothbrush Two.
“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately”
The trees are greener here than at Jabiru; greener than they were six months ago. The grass is almost obscenely green and, though this morning started out very gloomy and grey,
There was still that green halo around each leaf.
I did want to live deliberately.. I wanted to live in a place where I wasnt insulted on a minute by minute basis.
I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary.
Not sure if anyone else has ever made a career move based on Terry Pratchett novels : GoldGoldGoldGold but… so far so good. (and if anyone, who reads this blog, knows Pterry – could you let him know please?)
Anyway – now, its time to go… I don’t know if/when I will come back. I’ve written a letter to my replacement – whomever that is.
I said Goodbye to the shift this morning – the older man in the black Tshirt is Archie, our Scottish Supervisor, who pronounces my name with at least 12 more “Ar”s than it needs.
I said Goodbye to our blossoming Superpit:
And I still think of that night with poor White car… Poor White car.. Poor Simon’s little boys. I refuse to be sorry for Simon anymore. The Toxicology report came back and anyone driving with that kind of Blood Alcohol level and no seatbelt does not deserve pity. His little boys.. thats nearly unbearable.
I said Goodbye to the wildlife:
I’m not driving out now until the morning – I’ve been flat out all day producing a 40 page document and a 112 slide powerpoint so we’ll make that trip along the Kakadu highway tomorrow…
Tonight: well.. I made progress on the Patricia Kristoffersen doily last night so we’ll see how far I can get tonight.
So, my last night amongst the trees…. then two nights in the sandy scrub and then what looks like a very busy Friday.. and a flight very early Saturday!
Are we all ready for this??