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’22 In Review

Part 3             There are many affects COVID has had on people. Some fading quickly, some lasting long after the illness is otherwise gone. Among the things that COVID affected were my taste, smell and appetite. The first week or so that I was sick, I didn’t want to eat. I tried, but just didn’t … Continue reading ’22 In Review

’22 In Review-Part 2

            I told my supervisor in January that I was retiring; gave him over a month of notice. The plan was simple: my last day of work would be February 10, the following week I would turn 65 and eligible for Medicare. My wife, who had held off retiring until I was eligible for Medicare, … Continue reading ’22 In Review-Part 2

’22 In Review

The Year so Far–Part 1             What an interesting few months we’ve just been through. In December, the week of Christmas, my wife had a cough. We thought it was bronchitis, as that seems to visit her every winter. When she didn’t improve, she tested for COVID. Positive. She was out of work for a … Continue reading ’22 In Review

Christmas 2021

            I got to work on Monday to receive a text from my supervisor that he was out sick, may have COVID. His test results came back positive the next day. My wife came home from work that night exhausted and congested, with a dry cough. She had a couple of days off, came home … Continue reading Christmas 2021

Labor Day

            Labor Day Weekend already. The year is flying by. While I like that my retirement target date is coming quickly, I don’t want to be wishing my life away. That being said, I have only around 85 days of work left. You know, if I was counting.             As the days of work come … Continue reading Labor Day

Shared Experiences

            With this Covid thing going on, I think people are more aware of cleanliness and safety. We maintain distance and wear masks, wash hands, get vaccinated, and do all the other stuff we’re so tired of hearing about. We don’t want to catch it ourselves or share it with anyone else. As the advertisements … Continue reading Shared Experiences

Check It Out

            I recall the days when people wrote checks. I’d be standing in the quick lane with my one or two items behind someone who had a cartful of groceries, often chatting away with the cashier while their order was rung up, bagged, and put in the cart. Then, once all of that was completed, … Continue reading Check It Out

Not An Exit

            This morning thoughts of my own mortality came to mind. Probably because my wife and I have been discussing retirement and that’s a subject that can only be avoided for so long. They were nothing particularly dark or depressing. Just thoughts. I wonder sometimes how and when. Hope it’s quick. Hope it’s not too … Continue reading Not An Exit

Classic

            The first time I gave my age any real thought I was driving, listening to a classic rock station, and they played a song from my high school days. “This is supposed to be a classic rock station,” I screeched. “That song isn’t old enough.” After a little more thought and with a heavy … Continue reading Classic

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