Well tiz been a few weeks and I think I am getting the hang of the new work thing. The office is 2x as far as DERI was so I have been taking the bus. It works out to be a 2 hour commute (1 hr each way) but it gives me time to think without having to worry about getting run over. The early morning on the prom is cold and quiet. Yesterday was cold enough that the cars coming in from the West had a dusting of snow on them. This AM was cold enough that there was black ice along the sidewalk.
The mornings have been magnificent! The smell of the cold salt, the sound of waves or the quiet of fog, the first light of dawn peeking through the clouds.
During the evening commute I often disembark from the bus in Salthill and walk the prom to the house. I find that I can often walk the direct distance in less time than it takes the bus to go around the loop. It is a nice walk along the beach, watching the dog walkers, joggers, parents with children in prams, and on skates.
All in all, it has been a good month.