The Final Frontier

Well, it’s official, now.

My wife and I are both retired. Her last day of employment was Tuesday.

Mine, unfortunately, was March 16, 2020. I’ve just gone from collecting unemployment to collecting monthly pension. Which my wife will now also collect. Along with the money we’ve saved over the years, we should be in good shape financially. (We hope.)

We’ve kind of been rehearsing for this, actually. She’s been using vacation time for a while, now, so we’re already used to not working. And I think we like it!

Not that we haven’t been busy. It seems like there’s something that needs to be done all the time. Good thing we’re not working, I guess.

We don’t have plans to travel anytime soon, COVID still as rampant as it is. We can’t see getting on a plane and being in such close quarters with a bunch of strangers who may or may not be vaccinated. Same with a train. We would like to eventually go some places, though. Maybe someday, traveling this way will be safe again.

And driving somewhere just takes too long, and we don’t want to be away from our cats for that long. You pet owners understand.

Anyway, in the meantime, we’re just enjoying not having to go to bed at a certain time, or get up at a certain time, watching TV, going out with friends, spending quality time with the cats…you know, taking it easy.

Who knows, we may take up a hobby at some point, or do some volunteer work; you never know.

But our new chapter has begun, and we’ll just see where it leads. Together.

All you guys out there still working, have a happy Labor Day weekend. We don’t have it off, anymore.

Take care, everyone.