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April Thirteenth; Okay, I’m Confused

 Just over a year ago, long about this time of day, I would be hard at work at the job that had held me prisoner for nearly thirty years. Is that actually fair to say? I mean I was free … Continue reading

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Day 93; Footnotes of, Where Did YOU Come From?

   The plan for today was, that I had no plan. I know better. My son works for the dealership where I purchased my Jeep. He knew that my Star (pretty name for a Jeep Compass, right?) was due for … Continue reading

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February Twenty-seventh; What’s to Like?

Here I sit once again. My house empty but for me and the cat that has gone into hiding now that she has been fed. In my state of retirement, I lose track of the days, they all seem so … Continue reading

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Day Forty-nine; Anticipation

I have watched the rain fall off and on all day. The sun never once breaking through the clouds. I’ve constantly fed the wood stove trying to stay warm, but still having to run the space heater in this room. … Continue reading

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Day Eleven; Footnotes of Making it Final

Well I did it. I finally broke the last remaining threat that had tied me to where I used to work. I have cut away the anchor and have set myself adrift. For more years that I can remember, I … Continue reading

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What Have I Done?

 Retirement was supposed to be wonderful. Suddenly free to do all the things you’ve been wanting to do but couldn’t because you had to work. Then….retirement. Sweet freedom, how you’ve longed for and looked forward to its arrival. When, suddenly, … Continue reading

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Day 329; Footnotes of Taking Early Retirement

How can something that feels so right, still feel so very wrong?  A little over a week ago I set things in motion to go ahead and take early retirement. I had fluctuated back and forth for a while but … Continue reading

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