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Well, I'm now 55; my son Shaun (in the Calvin and Hobbes collage) is 23 and just came out as gay. It has been a BIG year. For the past 5 and a half years I have been carer for an elderly friend. She broke her hip at the local shopping centre and had heart attacks as she waited for 2 hours for an ambulance. She spent months in hospital and rehab and they wouldn't let her go home to live on her own. She has no other family so I moved in with her for what was supposed to be just 6 months to get her back on her feet. Well, that was in June, 2011... and I am still here.
 
I haven't uploaded anything for years - joining DeviantArt was always about enjoying talented people's art rather than pandering to any pretensions of my own.

I have been collecting coloured glass like it is going out of style and have big plans for it. I just hope I get the chance to put them into reality. It all started when I found some broken glass on a beach up in North Queensland where I used to live. I picked it up so no-one would step on it and cut themselves. When I emptied my pockets later, I noticed it was actually smooth after being tumbled in the sand and waves of the beach - BEACH GLASS. I am saddened that this pollution of our beaches is so common that the glass has it's own name. Anyway, I have buckets of the stuff and garbage bins full of coloured glass bottles and scores of coloured glass items I have picked up from Op Shops etc. It is about 75% blue, 20% green (beer bottles which have to be emptied first!!), 4% red, and 1% amber. It is very hard to find other colours without buying actual stained glass from suppliers. I did manage to buy a box of off-cuts from a commercial stained glass workshop - turns out to be way more valuable than the $10 I paid for the box of about 12 kg of it.

I am a supporter of the Australian Ballet School and have been (front row) to a few of their performances this year - wonderful !! I took my Mum and Dorothy (the lady I carer for) to The Sound of Music, Matilda and My Fair Lady this year. Matilda wasn't much chop but the others were great! Still not up with Phantom of the Opera (4 times) or Billy Elliott (6 times!) but VERY enjoyable.

I am sick of living in a corner of someone else's house with all my stuff in expensive storage and can't wait to get my own house again with it all set up the way I like it with all my beautiful bits and pieces on display - coloured glass with light shining through it, all my Tasmanian Tiger pictures and figurines out where you can see them, my other pictures of sailing ships from the Napoleonic Wars on the walls (if there is room - the TT pics take precedence) and just to have access to all my books would be wonderful. I also miss the open fire I had in several of my rented homes in the past.

The way my own health is going, I am going to need my own carer when I do get my own new home. I hope they will be prepared to travel the world with me. There are so many things I want to do - all the things I have always intended to do "when I grow up". Even with bad arthritis etc, I still feel like I am 13 or 20 inside.

Anyway, there's my 5 year update. All the best to my followers and Merry Christmas to everyone.

Greg.
  • Listening to: Troye Sivan
  • Reading: Calvin & Hobbes Collection
  • Watching: Sea Patrol - again!
  • Playing: old school shoot 'em up games
  • Eating: Shepherd's Pie
  • Drinking: Cascade Light - Tassie Tigers & green glass

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asher1961
Greg
Australia
Current Residence: Melbourne, Australia
Favourite genre of music: all sorts so long as I can sing along.
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: cds are for me.
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin
Personal Quote: "on the other hand..."
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Thank you so much for the Watch, the Favorite, and the badge!!  I feel spoiled! :) :happybounce: 
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