Thinking about being retired, how long it has taken to be considered retired and exactly what I am to do now. Such a long wait, such great fun while waiting to retire and now the real fun is to begin. I have fun having fun and I have fun working. Which should I do and, most importantly, how much of this so called working fun should I take. It is important to throw into the equation fun divided by work to equal more than ever fun. I found the solution and it is as nostalgic as it is fun. To balance with the things I am already doing I have started a part-time job. It is working a mid-shift every other weekend. I have worked too many midnight shifts to even attempt to count. Being in the military, a cop and private security, working weekends, holidays and midnight shifts was a given. After a while you forget what day it is, whether it is a weekend or a holiday. They all seem the same and you don’t care anymore.
However, I will still go on trips. I will still ride my bicycle all over the city. I will still salt water fish. I will still read. I will still write. I will still have so much to do and will enjoy every minute of it. A person never knows when the end is near and a person should enjoy every minute that is left. Tomorrow is not promised. All I can say to all of my comrades enjoy life while you can because I am trying to enjoy mine while I have the energy and mobility to do it.
I was contacted by men I supervised in German thirty years ago and what a surprise to get that e-mail. There is, so far, one that lives close by (if you want to call Charlottesville close by) and we talked on the phone for almost an hour. We will have to meet and have lunch or something. As for the other guys, well I will attempt to meet with some of them also although they are in other states. I hope to get e-mail addresses from some of the other guys. I really don’t hold out much hope but it would be nice if it happens.
I wish a Very HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY and be CAREFUL with whatever you do!!!!