Monday, June 07, 2010

Wild Roses

The wild roses in Alaska are in full bloom. They smell wonderful but I have bittersweet feelings when I look at them. I have been told that they mark the middle of our warm season. That is just too sad, isn't it?

The trip South was fast and fun! I loved every mile we went along from Phoenix to the Outer Banks, to Florida, then back along the coast that is now under the stress of the oil spew. I call it the oil spew rather than a spill for it is spewing, isn't it?

Besides the wonderful trip we enjoyed I am not now enjoying my husband at home much more. He has retired from the job that he worked at for so many years. I believe he said 29 years. It feels like a long weekend going on here since June 2. I love it.

Doug is not one to be idle, although every chance I get I will take a picture of him asleep! I don't see him getting "bored" any time soon. He says he just has too much to do around here and when he is done with that.. he can go up to Clear (we have land up there) and work on stuff there, not to mention work our children would like him to help with!

My sister Millie continues to recover.


Constance said...

Sooo. you decided to visit bloggyville huh? I am just teasing you!

Dave was hoping to retire in 5 years at 6o but it looks like he'll have to go at 61 now. He has28+ years in already with the Railroad and 30 is the "magic" number. He found out 30 years EXEMPT to get the retirememnt we've been counting on. He was 31 when he went from union to exempt with his promotion right before we married and moved to Nebraska. So he'll etire with a grand total of 34 years with the RR, 30 of them exempt. We met with our Financial Advisor this past Saturday and that information pretty much sealed it in his mind that waiting it out the extra year translates into a better retirement. We'd pretty much have the same amount of money coming in as we do now.

Dave won't be idle either, that would make him crazy. Our kids however do NOT want him to help ith any home improvements projects! Only the most basic of things maybe, painting their house, digging a trench, etc. Ha Ha!

Dave told me that when we do our 3 week Alaska trip, hopefully in 2013, he would like to meet the both of you!! It's hard to believe that you and I hooked up back in APRIL! Wow! Was the oil spew a factor in his retirement?


Jettie said...

good to hear about you I was wondering how your trip went!! Stop over and see our news & add yourself to my followers list so i can keep in touch with you!!

Faith said...

It is so good to hear from you via the blog!! So glad you got to tour part of the south/east coast...wish you could have come up here to NYS!
Enjoy your hubby....mine is a LONG way from retiring altho he wishes he could and just sit home and write. HAH....little does he know I'd put him to WORK!