I have been officially retired sice March 17. Time for an initial look at the beginning of the adventure that will carry me through the end of days (mine at least).
For starters - it is very difficult to walk away from something that helped define me for so many years. OK - not that difficult as RadioShack ceased being the great fun place to work some years ago under the misdirection of a man named Julian Day - a Brit bean counter that effectively destroyed the morale of the company in his brief reign (2006-2011). I remained loyal due to the attitude of my bosses and department during the end of Lynn's life. They were spectacularly supportive.
So now I have time to do almost anything my heart desires - within the restraints of a somewhat limited pocketbook. No world cruises - but room for many more fun things.
First up is eye surgery. Time to dump the glasses with cataract surgery. That should happen in the next 6 weeks or so. Then it will be relocation - final destination yet unknown but I suspect my time in Texas is about to come to an end. That does not bother me at all.
I have rediscovered Netflix and have just watched a 13 episode original series called Bloodline. 4 stars out of 5. Binge watching can be fun - next I'll catch up on Longmire in preparation for the new season currently being filmed by Netflix. Longmire is one of my 2 favorite TV shows of all time- the other being Justified - which now has only 2 episodes remaining until the series ends.
My days are filled watching my 5-year old grandson. We spend a lot of time outside with Ginger - our dog. While I have no reason to be up early old habits die hard. I suspect I'll remain an early riser.
I definitely need to find a hobby - something to occupy the remaining brain cells. Plus I now have no excuse to not finish my novel. I see crossword puzzles in my future. And a myriad of brain teasers. Can a trip to New Orleans be far off? I think not as I definitely hear the call of zydeco and crawfish along with some good beer.
So that's the opening chapter. It's hard to believe I'm not still 18 0r 19. I occasionally wonder who that stranger in the mirror may be. Time to find out!