The door is opening

As many of you know, the National Guard decided that at the tender age of 50 I needed to retire. I'm sure that my abrasive personality was just more that the idiot in charge could stand and he needed to rid them of me. I went through a couple of careers since and semi-retirement. All this time my life mate continued to work. We both continued to work towards the time we would retire and contribute to retirement funds.
Barb loved the teaching so much that she encouraged me to get certified and substitute teach this year. I have done everything from Pre-School to High school. Yes, I have sung the song, "Head, shoulders knees and toes, knees and toes. This Friday I feel that I verified my versatility by subbing in four different classes. I taught a computer class, an Algebra class, a history of food class and a photography class all in one day. I will admit that the last class all I did was show a video but I also didn't get a plan period like the other teachers did.
Now back to where I started to go. I think Barb is going to call it quits this year and we will open the door to having us both home semi full time. The finances look good because of all our planning and saving. Now I hope we can really stand being together that much. Will we have more things to do than we can afford? can we travel as much as we want? Will she be able to abide me 24/7? All these questions face us and about Memorial Day we will begin to know the answers. Wish us well in that endeavor. We have everything we need, most of what we want and WalMart nearby. MUD


  1. This sounds like a very exciting time for you and Barb. I look forward to the day I can retire. haha. Just so I can have so much time to do all of the things I want to do. Right now I ju st can't keep up.
    Hopefully you don't drive her nuts :) If she's put up with you for 30 something years, I'm sure you will do just fine!!! Bonne Chance!

  2. exciting times... the fact that both of you have been working might make it easier... it's the housewife who suddenly has to share the house full time, that doesn't fare so well, it seems.
    but you should make sure you both have 'separate' time.. and you should do well. enjoy!!

  3. Mud please for posterity, post a video of yourself singing "head & Shoulders' - I smell the next YouTube phenom!

  4. Well you can always take up photography... :)