This is the sight that greeted me every morning for the last few months. In fact, for the last few weeks, it's greeted me at 7am, or earlier. Why? Because I've been sneakily handed the responsibility of opening up the place. But, I like being up early in the morning. And, it gives me some satisfaction to be able to open up the office, or the institute, as it were. Again, not for much longer. Christopher, my friend and colleague whose name has appeared in several of my recent posts, asked me if I'd miss this place. I said yes. Yes, I will miss it. When I first came here, full of expectations about returning to my home state and being able to work among "my people" I really looked forward to it. That scenario has totally changed, but there are people who I will miss both from a professional and a personal point of view.
Oh, and the bike out front belongs to Chris, as he is otherwise affectionately known. It's a red TVS Apache, with the latest fittings. Nice bike too. :)