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Thursday, May 27, 2010

First blog, first retirement - need training wheels

I was sitting out on the sun porch this afternoon watching "8 of 10"....I usually favor my grand kids with numbers like the Borg (Star Trek 1990) mainly because "resistance is futile"... and wondered about this first week of my long anticipated retirement. I've spent most of it camping on a lake just south of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, sitting in a lawn chair watching squirrels watch me throw pine cones in the lake. Some of it has been running back a forth to the airport, loaning tools and troubleshooting various maladies while outfitted in my oldest cargo shorts and "Costa Rica beer's the best" tee shirt. I guess it's going to be a weening process at best. I figured it was February forty six years ago I received my first real paycheck for labor expended on an actual flying machine. So now I'm all hyped up to do those projects of mine that I've put off, be able to attend all those dance recitals, help SWMBO (she who must be obeyed) with the shopping, wash the house.... you get my drift. I had planned to do some salt water fly fishing for those illusive red fish until the Brits filled the Gulf Coast with enough crude oil to pay for "Obamacare" Rosanna Rosanna-Danna said, "It's always somthin' "


Oldfool said...

Welcome to retirement. Have you noticed you don't have a lot of free time yet? It gets worse. Soon you'll wonder how you ever had time to hold a job.

Andrew said...

Good Luck, I've heard retirement is a lot of work.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am wandering around finding blogs by men because a dear friend of mine for about 50 years has retired and just began a blog. He was my late husbands best friend since high school..and he is confused. He is a wee hurt because no one seems to read I went to take a look and see if I could help.
So..that is why I am looking to see what other men are doing that are, retired, busy but yet want to expound on their daily lives..before retirement and now.
I'm learning a lot.
I found Old Fool on Christer's blog..and then began following the thread...
..and the more I read, the more I grin. This could be fun.. and Old Fool is right.
Every retired person I know, including me, wonders how they ever found the time to work. I held a full time job and raised seven neat kids!

I'm enjoying this new adventure into a man's world.
Thanks..very interesting.. :)