I arrived back in Adelaide in December 1999 with a Toyota Coaster Campervan, and very little else. since then - have acquired a business which went well for the first four years, rented a house to live in, my mother died and left me some furniture, and have bought some toys.
The house changed owners around the middle of last year, but was given to understand that I could stay on for at least twelve months, but received a phone call from the Rental Agent last Friday. I have 60 (now 58) days to vacate, before the bulldozers move in.
Have been feeling increasing old, tired and despondent for the past twelve months, and the lack of rainfall has cut income by half. Have no idea what to do next. Am tempted to just put a tent and few precious items in the back of the station wagon, piss off and leave the rest to the bulldozers. Can't be bothered with the angst and hassle of trying to convert it to cash and find another dwelling. (will figure out something though, dunno what, yet.)
We really are an acquisitive species.
A strange mix of thoughts and emotions at this time. We start with nothing, work hard, then end up with nothing.
What's it all about? Alfie.