Friday, April 1, 2011

It's Official...Sorta

Stix n Brix

You know it's gonna be a good day when your main chore for the day is to go to the Personnel Office to fill out your "intent to retire" paperwork.  Today was a good day!  Only four more months!  I really feel sorry for those who can't talk about their approaching retirement because of possible repercussions at work.  It's an exciting time, and it's nice to see your workmates happy for you.  It's kinda hard to decide what payment options to make though.  If only I knew how long I'll live.  No, that may not be good to know.  When the first retirement check comes in, you can still back out of retirement if the amount is not enough.  Once the check is cashed, it is truly official.  I don't foresee that happening though.  I've got other plans!

The pine pollen has been turning everything yellow so I know it's about time to get Wanda ready for the road.  Luckily, we've had wind and rain to rinse a lot of it away.  Is it yellow everywhere in the Spring? 

We put the jon boat on Craigslist last night and had several calls on it in no time.  It was sold this afternoon.  We'll wait to put the waverunners on sale when we get back from the RV-Dreams Rally.  I seriously doubt that they will sell within a month but who knows.

I want to say Hi to our newest followers, nantucketbreezes (cool name) and FOSJ (sorry I can't figure out your name).  Thanks for joining us at this exciting time in our adventures, and remember to enjoy each day of your life's journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.


Happytrails said...

I'm not sure about everywhere but it sure gets yellow here in Georgia!
We've had some rain to wash things off and that has really helped.

Congratulations on your upcoming retirement. I'm here to tell is GREAT!!

Have fun and good luck on your sales!

Margie and Roger said...

That sure sounds like a good day - preparing to retire. I remember those days - and retirement has been everything and more than I had hoped. Hopes yours is great too.

heyduke50 said...

it is amazing what will sell and how fast some things sell on craigslist...while other items don't sell quickly

Merikay said...

Yellow is the dominant color of the tree flowers here in California as well.

Lots of pollen.

Nancy and Bill said...

We are excited for you too!! You have worked hard for many years and earned this time to HAVE FUN!!

See you in a week or so :o))

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

That is exciting. Not long at all now. We are looking forward to the rally. See you soon.

Roger and Dianne said...

120 days! Congratulations. The time will go quickly. Looking forward to seeing the two of you on the road some time.

Carol and Johnny said...

EVERYTHING is yellow here... The cedar pollen is gone, but now we've got all the other trees going at it! My poor dark navy Avalanche is sitting outside as the garage is serving as garage sale staging area. Not a drop of rain to be seen here in Texas. I guess I will need to break down and wash the pollen off one of these days, but right now it seems pointless at best!

Time will fly quickly. And it's so much nicer to be able to share your plans.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Hope your paperwork for retirement isn't as complicated as mine is. Plus I have to get a top-to-bottom physical. Getting it all done in time for that first check is gonna' be fun.

We can compare notes next week at the Rally, and pat each other on the back for surviving long enough to see retirement. :c)

It's all worth it!

Sherry said...

You are moving right along. Glad the paperwork is started. It does make it feel official, at least at work. :-)

Congrats on the sale. I know you will have an easy time getting all the stuff you don't want out of your life.

Can't wait to see you both!


Mike and Terri said...

Congratulations on your upcoming retirement! It'll be here before you know it!

Malone said...

Money is a funny thing. You can worry and plan and figure, you can keep working and trying to figure some more, or you can bit the bullet and just do it. The money fills in somehow. I still haven't figured this out, but I seem to have more "real" money after retirement than I had before when I was working so hard.