Why I love were I live.
I know you’ve got a lot of posts to read this morning so to speed
things up I haven’t put in any photos, but you’re welcome to poke
around if you’re new here. *update, I decided to put in some pics after all.
I suppose the main reason I love where I live is because it’s where I choose to live here. And the reason I choose to live here is twofold; the people and the employment opportunities. First off, the people; seeing as my nearest neighbour is almost a 10 minute drive away, basically there aren’t any. So that leaves employment opportunities; I’m a mainframe analyst programmer, and seeing as I’ve got the only computer for a hundred miles in any direction (ok, that’s an exaggeration) there are about as many job opportunities here as there are people.
So not only do I not have to talk to anybody, I don’t even have to act like I’m looking for work. But I think the real reason I love it here is that I got to use three semi-colons in the paragraph describing why I love to live where I live, and that’s not something you get to do everyday.
There are bonuses that make living here my own little piece of paradise, I drift off to sleep at night to the sounds of cattle lowing (that’s how educated people spell mooing), and I wake to the sounds of birds jostling for the best position in the tree just outside my bedroom window. And there’s always a good show put on by the wildlife, I’ve seen kangaroos, echidnas, goannas and foxes all from my computer room window.
The other thing I like about the geography of the place is the intense weather conditions. I’ve seen the strongest winds, the hardest rains (when they fall) and the most intense thunderstorms I’ve ever seen in my life up here. When
MDW was here once, we had lightning and thunder that lasted nearly 36 hours, with no more than a minute between strikes.
My housemates never argue with me, they never clean up after themselves either but that’s another matter, and they are always happy to keep me company. But they are good fun, and without them there wouldn’t be much to wrote about.
I love living here because the house is just the right size for me and the critters, the furniture fits me just nicely and everything is always where I left it. I get to watch what I want to watch on TV and my musical preferences always take precedence. It’s only an hour’s drive to a reasonable sized regional town, and forty five minutes to a decent supermarket.
Of course the downside is that MDW lives three hours away, but when you
think about it, it only takes three hours to drive there, and I’ve been
doing that quite a bit lately. This picture shows the first steps on the way to the Coast.