A Brain dump. You know, the kind of dump where you forget about something for six months and then remember? When you suddenly think “holy crap, where the hell did that time go?” Yeah, that kind of dump.
I think you can probably figure out that brain dump. So much has happened in six months that I don’t really know where to start. So:
When I wrote the “Kicking Off The Geocaching Year” I was at 790 ish finds. As I write this today I am at 925 finds. This includes 10 Lab Cache finds that I completed at the Kent Mega in May.
It has been a great six months. 127 finds so far in 2014, 1 Mega Event, seven Podcasts (one per month), and hopefully a crate of Cornish Rattler won. LJ bet me that he would find one more cache than me in July 2014. So far I have 37 finds for the month. I finish early today (30 July) and tomorrow so am hoping to find a few more before the end of the month…
2. Pushbike or Motorbike Sir?
I have been out on the pushbike once this year. Caching with LJ before recording one of the shows. Really must do more.
I have, however, changed the chain and sprockets on my motorbike, serviced, MoT tested and taxed the bike. I hadn’t realised how much I had missed the ride.
We also bought Rach a trike that she can ride on her car licence. That’s in bits at the moment as the main universal joint conecting the engine to the rear axle snapped on the middle lane of the M5 at about 70 mph, 30 minutes after we picked it up…
3. Smoke, Sir?
No thanks! I gave up. Well, I gave up the analogues anyway. I haven’t had a cigarette since 08 April 2014. I have been vaping (e-cigarette) since then. So much choice of vaping device, batteries (mod), tanks (atomisers), juice (e-liquids). I am currently using a iTaste SVD with Kayfun Lite + clone and 11mg Braveheart from Alba Vapours.
I have no intention of going back to the analogues and hope to stop vaping sometime in January 2015 – just get Christmas out of the way.
4. Whoosh. What was that? Your life mate
It really does feel as if I have missed something along the line here somewhere, but I can’t figure what it is. To quote the great one:
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
So, this weekend I have an extra day off and two weeks booked at the end of August. I fully intend to make the best of it!