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I work in the engineering sector and grew up on a dairy farm near a tiny town in rural Waikato. I was diagnosed with sero-negative ankylosing spondilitis back in the late 80’s, and have since had further health issues with more arthritis with associated complications. My day generally starts in the dark and finishes long into the night. I try to just enjoy life and get the most out of each day, spending time with my lovely wife and indulging my passion for photography – mostly of cloud formations, seascapes and landscapes.

Each day we face our storms

It’s been such a frenetic year so far, and through circumstances outside the fence, this person has had to deal with so much so soon, with no backup, and no one to turn to…

A sense of satisfaction

Have survived another year, with some outside assistance from vets ‘n quacks, usually as a last ditch response to keep workmates and the hut wife happy so the normally silent channel may resume. This person is grateful for the support, and caring nature of those in this tiny inner circle.

Loneliness of the mind

This person feels like battling the loneliness of the mind. In-between, the loneliness lives on, not literally, just in the head, and more on that battle in a minute or three. It’s all about keeping moving, not letting the grass grow; and maintaining the silence. We...

Hopeful

This person feels hopeful. Hope is looking forward to enjoying the company of whanau who this person doesn’t get to see often. Even rarely in the scheme of things, and especially mokopuna / grandchildren for the first time. And even more special when said mokopuna...

Supported

This person feels... supported. This person loves his work, and being there is an integral component of a balanced life. It’s the challenging aspect, the making of either parts of or entire machines, and, of keeping production and machinery operating as a part of...

Tired yet satisfied

This person feels tired yet satisfied. This last week has been longer than the usual longness. Most working weeks are accomplished in fifty hours plus / minus a couple or three. This week was INXS of 55 and yet, didn’t feel like it. Well, ‘cept the foots’s. This...

Week-old roadkill

This person felt like week-old roadkill. No self-respecting germ would normally invade this person’s drug loaded body, so, when the rampant and infectious plague that was decimating workmates, did an invasion of this body, this person had to attack. Immediately, even...

This week was such a blast

Every minute I get to enjoy with my wife is special – she holds my heart. Between us we had determined that I needed a break as much as we needed some time together by ourselves. I had some leave, initially only for Monday and Tuesday. Leave days at our place usually...

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