The old house settled today. The new owners have the keys, the bank has been paid what we owed them and the balance has been deposited into our respective separate bank accounts. It’s a big day because it signals the final closing of a big chapter of my life and another step on the start of this big adventure I have decided to take.
I’ve been sleeping in my sister’s spare room the past few nights but hope to be heading off to a mountain campground tonight. It just depends on whether the motorbike shop can get my bike repaired (it very inconveniently started leaking fuel the day before yesterday). If they can’t get it done I might sleep on my son’s couch and head up to the mountains tomorrow night instead. While the mountain camp is only 33km (20 miles) from my work, I am concerned that the road up there is too dangerous to cycle at dawn and dusk when people are trying to rush off to their jobs in the city. I am not someone who is scared to ride on the road, but I don’t want to take unnecessary risks either.
So that’s an update on where I’m at in this transition phase between living a conventional life and becoming a nomad.