Saturday, 3 January 2009 - 3:19 pm


We managed to get the truck running today.  It took all of us – except little Nugget, of course – to do it.  Ben taught me how to bump-start the car from the inside – I’d never done it before, and because I can’t push, I got to drive.

I didn’t realise how quiet it was around here until that engine chugged to life.  We all laughed and there was much back-slapping.  It felt so strange to smile like that; my face had forgotten how.  It seems like forever since we had a reason.  Since we made some real progress against the disintegration of everything around us.  And this feels like a win.  It feels wonderful.

I feel like I could danc