Category Archives: Retirement Journal

Retirement Journal: More adventures in house selling- Candid Camera

Someone is playing a practical joke on me. Like a ninja in the dead of night, sneaking in and hiding old things for me to find in the ‘way-back’ of cabinets and closets.  I expect at any moment people will … Continue reading

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Retirement Journal-Old habits die hard or “Maybe we’ll need that someday”

Getting a house ready to sell is physically and emotionally exhausting. House selling Dave and I have worked non-stop,  twelve hour days, cleaning, painting, and clearing out since we returned from picking up Bella-BOW. I really had no idea we’d accumulated … Continue reading

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The Retirement Journal- Good Reasons not to Name a Fish Redux – Adapting to Change

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”-Dan Millman, from the book ‘Way of the Peaceful Warrior’   When I first started writing the blog, I wrote several … Continue reading

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Retirement Journal -Adventure Time, My Asphalty Backyard

Recently I remarked to a friend how much I will miss my backyard when our house sells, and we move into the RV for some full-time road adventures.    She said “yes, but your new backyard will be so big!”. … Continue reading

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Retirement Journal- My New Career in Archaeology

As I’ve mentioned in recent posts, I am retired from my business owning, chair swiveling, sharpie sniffing career and feel a little unnerved about all this free time. I’m spending my days sorting through years worth of stuff; things passed … Continue reading

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Retirement Journal-Routine Maintenance and Ducks Amok

After jumping from the Good Ship WorkDay into a dinghy on the Sea of Retirement, it seems I’m suddenly adrift and rudderless. The daily routine of get up, get dressed, get coffee, get to work has become roll over, check the … Continue reading

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Retirement Journal-My Funny Valentine

A marriage of long duration is supported by many things; Love, trust, forgiveness, tolerance, understanding and most important for us…humor. I’ve written before about the special humor that Funny Dave and I share.  Sarcasm and teasing really are the way … Continue reading

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Retirement Journal- A Conflict of Interest

We’re seven days into this retirement thing, and we have a conflict of interest.   Oh, not in the legal sense, no, I mean, here we are retired, and my interests are conflicting with his. He wants to go to … Continue reading

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