It’s been a month.

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And a very challenging month to say the least.

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(Okay, it’s not that bad. But my husband retired December 31rst and won’t see his first monthly pension check until June. Such are the joys of working for the Federal Government.)

As I’ve said before this was a difficult decision for my hardworking spouse. He struggled with it for years and I knew it wouldn’t be an easy transition. What I didn’t know was that I would suddenly be living with a 74 year old toddler who bores easily and must be entertained.

Since Covid ruined our original retire and travel! plans, the husband has been having trouble finding ways to while away the hours. It’s winter in Maine and we are not skiers, snowshoers, or ice hockey enthusiasts. There’s a lot of indoor down time and one can only play so much pool.

On the plus side? My auxiliary desk that has looked like this since he started teleworking two years ago…

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Is now free of post its and back to normal.

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On the down side? My husband has recently been on the phone with coworkers and clients trying to find a way to worm his way back into the aviation industry.

32 days of retirement and he already wants to go back to work.

Sigh.

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45 thoughts on “It’s been a month.”

  1. I’m sorry your travel plans went kaput due to COVID. I so loved your rock commentary when y’all visited Arizona. I have no suggestions here because, we’ll having a hubs isn’t something I’m familiar with or haven’t been for over 20 some odd years.

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    1. We have two motorcycles collecting dust as we speak . The Harley won’t start, big surprise there… and the Kawasaki needs new tires. We haven’t ridden seriously for a few years and while I miss it, at this point I’d just as soon sell them both and buy a convertible.

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      1. I always wanted a motorcycle but it’s too late to start now. I had a convertible a few years ago and it was great. If it wasn’t raining the top was down, and the best part: no blind spot. With the top down, that is. Otherwise it’s kinda like wearing a paper bag on your head with a couple holes cut in it. Either way I hope you get out of the house for a little bit of fun pretty soon.

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  2. Being eight years older than my wife, I’m keenly aware that I will be retiring first. I’m sometimes tempted to lord that over her, but then she’ll lord the fact that I’m older over ME. That’s enough to keep me in check.

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  3. I retired 5 years ago. I have found that flight simulation has provided me with a great deal of opportunities for learning, challenge, and engaging with a broad spectrum of people. Not only have I learned a lot about flying many different kinds of aircraft but I also have delved into the world of virtual air traffic control. Many of the people I engage with have aviation related jobs in the real world. The standards for participation are quite structured and adhered to with significant integrity. Best of all, it doesn’t cost an arm and leg. But the chances to customize through selective purchases make my own experience unique to me. My wife and I have fun exchanging perspectives – from her passion for genealogy; and mine from flight simulation.

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