We shall go on until the end . . . we will never surrender!
What did you do for Christmas, did you have a nice time? Christmas Eve? What about Boxing Day? New Years Day? Birthday? What did you spend your time on? If it’s anything other than fixing up a 24 year old beastie, then you sir or madam, have wasted your life. And by wasted, I mean lived it fully and I am utterly jealous.
December was a blur of new deliveries, installations, fixings, re-fixings, re-imaginings, changing plans, and yes, many curses. Curses were rained down like skittles from rainbows, dispensed without care or due attention to whoever was in ear shot. Indeed when fitting sound-insulating carpets between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, a particularly frustrating low point, I was glad to be wearing earphones to protect my own innocent ears of the utter, incredulous filth I frothed forth.
Summary of December Changes
Since my last update in early December, the old girl (Izzy, short for ‘issues’) has:
And that has been my last month! I think I’ve spent as much time underneath it as I have driving it! Alas, it is almost time for shipping, so I’ve been creating online spreadsheets for maintenance and updating wherever I can. I have one final check to do with the mechanic to replace any bushes or rubber bits, and then it’s time to ship to South America. What an absolute blinding month of pain, frustration, joy and pain. Mostly pain. When I wake in the morning, it takes my fingers a few minutes to warm up and I’m fairly sure I’ve bruised the bones on several digits. My secretary hands aren't used to actually working!
Overlanding – as good as it sounds!
The blog will be a record of everything - from idea conception to old age in making this adventure happen
You can find the excellent 2006 Antipodean Adventure blog by Dwyer Rooney here