It’s been since September since I’ve posted anything so I figured I’d do a little update on what’s been going on. First of all, I went to the dentist today and had some work done and I had to take a prescription pain pill to take care of the pain that I was in. So, if this doesn’t make sense, that’s why. As stated in my last post, I’ve retired. I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am about that. I get updates from one of my co-workers every once in a while and let me tell you when I get off the phone with him, it makes me so happy to think that I no longer work at that place. The management at that place has taken a turn for the worse and it seems that I left just at the right time. The stress that I felt while I was there is no more. That within itself is worth retiring over.
So, what is my plan since retiring? I’ve got several irons in the fire, none of which requires getting up and going to a regular job. I was blessed with an excellent pension and my 401k didn’t look bad at all either. I made an appointment before retiring with a financial planner and he told me that I had nothing to worry about. In fact, I got a little raise since retiring so I think we’re going to do just fine.
On most occasions, I get up with my wife when she gets up to get ready to go to work. I usually sit and talk with her while she’s eating breakfast. After she leaves, I usually take a shower and go to the garage and work on some woodworking projects. I take care of the laundry and try to have dinner cooking when my wife gets home from work.
Other things such as setting up my camera so that it can take pictures of the bird feeder have been another little project that I’ve been working on. It’s the simple things in life that make it interesting. My cats and I enjoy watching the birds in the morning while we’re sitting in the kitchen spending time with the wife while she’s eating breakfast.
On another note and this will be the last of this update for now. My cancer numbers are starting to look pretty good but on the other side of that coin, my iron levels have started to plummet. I’ve had to do two iron transfusions and had to have a colonoscopy and an endoscopy to find out where I’m bleeding out. Ulcers, I’ve got two bleeding ulcers. Another pill to add to my pharmacy list.
Thanks for taking the time to read and I’ll post again soon.