April First, 2015 morning:
A special day for me. I am officially in
semi-retirement. I don't feel any different. I have to get up and go to
work this morning. I still have to take the trash out. I still had to
give myself my insulin shot and take my medicines. What changed this
I do start getting retirement money soon, but from the date
of your retirement to first check is SIX WEEKS, so it will be a while
before I see the benefit of that. Funny how fast the government can get things rolling if you are delinquent on something like your taxes, but if they owe you, you have to get in line.
I guess it's kind of a declaration of independence of sorts. I've put
in my time doing what others want me to do and now I get to do some of
those things that I always wanted to do but couldn't because I had to
work. Oh, I'll still work as long as I can simply because I can't
imagine myself doing nothing, but now it's more voluntary and has
greater purpose behind it. Those people I wanted to help, that service
work I wanted to do, friends I wanted to visit, improvements to our
quality of life that I could never get to. They all seem more within my
reach today. We'll see how things go in the coming days, but basically, I
am grateful that God has kept me around to experience this day at last.
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