Eleventh Retirement Anniversary

eleven-red-rocks.pngThe last year seems to have gone by in a whirlwind despite the social and biological plagues of 2020. Since our Retirement Post Last Year, we have been busy with our everyday routines accompanied by some occasional deviations from the norm. We find things to keep us busy, I guess, as most retirees do, and that seems to make the time pass quickly.

Because of the overblown COVID-19 pandemic (or should I say DEM panic?), we have postponed any excursions in the RV to next spring and/or fall. We had planed a couple of trips for 2020, but stuff happened.

IMAGE: Numeral Eleven textured by the red rock gravel around our house where many people would have a lawn. We have to pull weeds once in a while, but no mowing in retirement!

During the past year, on two occasions, we have entertained overnight visitors in our home. The first visit was from a couple that we have known since the early 1960’s. They stayed a couple of nights with us and had a reunion dinner at our place with another couple who, like us, relocated to Arizona from Kalifornistan. The second visitor, also an old friend and former workplace associate, stayed with us a couple of nights in August while on his way from Colorado Springs back home to the Los Angeles area. Those were both nice visits that we enjoyed immensely.

October is going to be an eventful month. I have my second cataract surgery scheduled mid-month with pre- and post-surgery visits with the ophthalmologist plus visit scheduled with the proctologist for an exam and to schedule the next colonoscopy. I also have some more dermatology work to be done sometime in October. I also plan on seeing the orthopedic surgeon next week regarding knees, shoulders and hips. There’s nothing drastically wrong with those (I hope) but I have a recommendation from the family doctor to go to the ortho for x-rays and follow-ups.

So, here we go into our twelfth year of retirement. We’re praying that the widespread insanity diminishes enough for us to get back to normal and maybe hit the road to relieve our wanderlust.

6 Comments

  1. drjim said,

    October 1, 2020 @ 15:21:39

    Congrats! Been about 7 years for me now.

    And we just had our three years in Colorado date flash by last month. End of this month will be three years we’ve been in this house.

  2. CapnBob said,

    October 1, 2020 @ 17:13:31

    Time sure flies when you’re having fun, DrJim. Three years already in Ft Collins house. Damsel and I were glad to see it in person last year.

  3. drjim said,

    October 1, 2020 @ 23:19:27

    We were happy to see you. Too bad SLW was a bit under the weather. She’d heard a lot about you over the years and wanted to meet you two.

    Always next time!

  4. CapnBob said,

    October 2, 2020 @ 08:26:35

    We’re looking forward to then . . .

  5. Retired Geezer said,

    October 5, 2020 @ 22:43:37

    Holy Cow! Capn Bob!

    I haven’t looked at my Blog Idaho blog in years but I clicked on your link on my Blogroll and HERE YOU ARE!
    Still going strong, I see.

    Well best wishes from the Retired Geezer.

    I’m still blogging at http://www.innocentbystanders.net

  6. CapnBob said,

    October 6, 2020 @ 09:57:42

    Hey, Geezer! What a surprise!

    Glad that you dropped by. We’re still here but not blogging daily as once we did. Life is good and enjoying it. How’re things up your way? How’s Flyin’ Brian doing?

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