Signed the contract of sale on my home this morning. I can't help thinking I should feel elated but I'm just exhausted. There's a 10 week settlement, during which time will either pass like a glacier or a pyroclastic flow. Still, there's plenty to do between now and then, so it's not as if I'm going to be sitting at home twiddling my thumbs.
The book goes to the printer tomorrow. I'm looking forward to getting an advance copy, so I can see the elements assembled into a real volume. That should be out in June, so expect details closer to the release date. Because the publisher's blurb refers to me as an 'inveterate blogger', I'd better live up to that description. (At least, I think that's what it says. Maybe it's 'invertebrate blogger'. I should check.)
I'll probably head up to North Queensland for a couple of weeks after Easter. Cyclone Ellie thwarted plans to visit earlier in the year. Apart from sussing out the real estate market, I'd like to sort out some potential study sites. I put a shedload of research on hold when I moved from Townsville to Melbourne, so it's time to get back into it. The Chillagoe project is well underway but there's plenty more to do. I'm looking forward to it.
More soon …