Friday, January 7, 2022

Day 4 - Maybe it is Real


Day 4 - Retirement
Jupiter Beach, Florida
January 6, 2022
Retirement Day 4 started like most days--I wrote a blog, enjoyed breakfast, checked the weather back in Maryland and was happy not to be there. There is way too much snow and cold.

I am still adjusting to the idea that I don't have to go to work when my vacation is over--wait, I'm not on vacation. I am sure that the permanence of my situation will hit me when I get back to Maryland in just over a week. 

I do miss work, or at least the thought of work. I miss the people I worked with and from reading the news I have a sense of what they are dealing with. I remember that when I retired from the Air Force a couple decades ago that it took me a while to disconnect from the military, I am sure that will be the case again--but I do not want to lose touch with the friends I've made and the people I've worked with these past 20 plus years. 

The great part about yesterday was the couple afternoon hours on the beach. It was cool, only 75 degrees, I think the weather was warmer than that, but the sun shone brightly and made it feel warmer. And then there was the beach and the ocean. The surf was rough and enjoyable to watch. It was very loud, except for short moments when everything fell silent. It was my first afternoon sojourn to the beach, we have been walking the beach in the morning, but until yesterday had not actually taken chairs and a cooler of refreshments to enjoy actual "sun time" on the sand. 

Day 5 is at hand and I have a new ceiling fan to install. 

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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