Sleeping in…

The first day after retiring (again) and I was sleeping in. I didn’t have to get up at 4:30 to get ready for work.

My usual day was to be on the road by 5:30, drive 63 miles (three gallons of gasoline) along with a bunch of other folks, and open the office.

Staff began arriving at 8:00 so I had time to make a pot of coffee, sit down with a cup, and open email before anyone arrived.

Part of the ritual involved updating the time stamp and starting the daily log book. I kept a paper trail of the day’s activities and ideas (I know, computers can do a wonderful job of that but I have discovered the hard way that it pays to have a paper trail).

The day would be a series of telephone calls, letters, and email… most of which prevented me from doing any real work.

Evenings and weekends were consumed with meetings and telephone conferences.

Life was interesting, challenging, but seemed to be going the wrong direction. Hence, retirement.

Let someone else have all the fun. Put “me” back into the picture. Take some time to do some ridiculous things just because.

I think I’ll wander out to the swamp and see what kind of birds I can find.


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