Just wanted to let y'all know that, yes, I'm still alive after the ski trip. I've just been flat-out with work and haven't had a chance to get over here to say, "G'day!"
Ski trip was a blast; really good snow this year. Nowhere near as good as you guys get, but the best we've had in the past five years. The winds, however, forced the closure of most of the lifts for a few days. Bummer...
This past week has been a sad one for my family, as my Mum's father passed away. He was 86. He'd been in and out of hospital for a while now, so it wasn't necessarilly unexpected. He's always bounced back in the past, but this time he was weaker and weaker each time he came home. He died peacefully at 3:49am, Monday morning and his funeral was Thursday. Instead of a wake, we made it a huge celebration of his life, as Grandpa, being a boating man, believed that a wake was the thing behind a boat!
I'm going to my 20-year high school reunion this arvo (my, how time flies!!!), then going to watch a massive fireworks show that's on every year in Brisbane. The opening and finale of the show is highlighted by a twin "dump and burn" by two F-111 jets.
Haven't been on the bike much in the last few weeks. I been a bit slack and taken the car to work instead of putting all my winter riding gear on. It's starting to warm up again now, though, so I'll start riding again this week. Mrs Tree and I are riding the bike to the reunion and fireworks today, then going on a group ride tomorrow. Looking forward to getting back out there.
Anyway, sorry I've not been around. I hope y'all haven't had a "farewell" ceremony for me, thinking I'd carked it at the snow! I've still got quite a bit on, so I probably won't be around too much for a while, but I will try to drop in a have a chat occasionally.
Take it easy, keep the shiny side up and enjoy life.