Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Almost retired

Well I have just two more days of work and then retirement! Yea! I finally did it. 
It's snowing again, I sure hope I don't have to put chains on to get to work.  This is the first snow I have had to navigate in without my trusty 4x4.  I had a 1988 GMC Jimmy 4x4.  That was a great SUV.  Back when we bought it they were not called SUVs, in fact the DMV called it a station wagon when we bought it in 1988.  So now I have a new Jetta TDI with studded snow tires.  This will be the last year to drive in the snow.

Thanks to my new followers, I really appreciat e the fact that someone might want to read my blogs as sometimes they may go on and on without saying much of anything.  So Thanks to Donna aka Froggi (aka 2 taking the 5th), John & Ellen, Mike Mills, Rick and Paulette and Kate. 

I was not aware of all these travel blogs and I am having a great time reading all of them.  You have all given me great ideas of things to see and do when we start our full timing adventures.

Sunday some of my co-workers and patients joined me for a Retirement Brunch at Bob's Burgers and Brew ( this is a local place that has very good food and good prices too)  We had a great time visiting everyone.  Several of my patients have been with me for six years or so, they will be missed.  Hopefully they will be able keep up with me on my blog to see where I am and what I'm up to.

We are still going through the house and garage trying to eliminate stuff.  We've been collecting items that will go on Craig's List.  Hopefully we will get a fair price.  It sure is hard to eliminate things and decide if it will go in the trailer or into our small place in Lacey.  We have been taking stuff to our place in Lacey and it seems to be getting smaller as we start to fill it up.

We aren't nearly as organized as some people but we are working on it bit by bit and hope to be out of our house in a month or two.  The outside needs to be painted, but it needs to warm up a little for that.  About the middle of May we will be on our first trip as a retired couple.  Wow that sounds good, "A Retired Couple".  We will be heading up to BC for about 6 weeks with a group of other Airstreamer Folks.  We are planning on a trip covering the very northern parts of BC.  Should be lots of fun as we have traveled with most of these folks before.

Thats about it for us.  Not too much going on.  Hopefully next post will have a couple of pictures.

Safe travels,
Nancy & Joe


  1. Congratulations a bit early on your retirement!


  2. Two more days--that's almost here. Happy retirement! I forget, are you planning on selling your house or renting it out? I know you still will have your new place in Lacey. Your first adventure as a retired couple sounds like a lot of fun and the weather should be better by then!

  3. Wow! We're so jealous! Sandy and I will enjoy following what will undoubtedly be the best time of your lives. Godspeed!

  4. Last day at work ... congratulations on achieving this milestone.