Friday, April 10, 2009

The First Ten Days - Post Retirement

The word I would use to describe our first ten days after officially retiring would be Disorganized. As I have stated, we are having to clean out a room in order to move into the house - our office. There is no convenient place to push some of this stuff that I prefer not to get rid of, so I am crowding it here and there. And, when I say that we have to move an office, that is an understatement. There are shelves and shelves of books, a copy machine, fax machine, printer, 2 computers, sound system, etc. And, we are first building the new shelves. We have dealt with the West Texas wind, gusts up to 50 mph, this week. It is not possible to stain and varnish shelves in this wind so we have had to make space for that inside the room. AND, we've each had the stomach flue. AND, because of all the activities necessary to "checking out" of a company, our tax info was still on the computer in the office. We bought the thumb drive and downloaded as instructed but the office had a pc and house has Macs. So, there is a complicated procedure to reproduce the accounts. This took a couple of days to muddle through. We feel we have made little progress. But, our heads are above water and we can see the shore. We feel better this afternoon and much will be accomplished tomorrow, God willing. Here is a picture of one thing we accomplished, a new mail box. We receive mail at our house now rather than at the office so we installed a box.

We are looking forward to being back on a regular schedule. Brian will be a full time student in May, taking online courses, following a definite schedule. Even if everything isn't perfectly in place, it will still be do-able. We rejoice in the blessings of each day and I hope I don't sound too whiney. We've had very good days. Sometimes, the things that seem necessary to our "plan" were only possible in our imaginations. It makes me think of the movie, Evan Almighty. God, played by Morgan Freeman, has a belly laugh when Evan tries to explain "my" plans...

2 comments:

Ruth MacC said...

I don't want to sound pessimestic but having your husband around a lot may be tough on you... and him! I am sorry you both have been unwell. You don't need this on top of everything else. Take things slowly. How would you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!

wilma said...

change....that is hard but I bet it will be good and before long you will wonder how you did all "that other stuff". God bless each day. How 'bout that hamburger.