Monthly Archives: August 2014

Day One

Today is the first day in our retirement. You think that once you’re retired, you have all kinds of time on your hands. As Mandy’s going away gifts at Kroger, she received two clocks. (One from Kroger and one from … Continue reading

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It’s Done

Well, I’m officially retired. I had my exit meeting at 9:30 this morning. That was a short meeting in which I turned in my laptop, badge, and blackberry and signed a form. After that, I stopped over at Northeast Mall … Continue reading

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Last Day

Well today is my retirement day. Yesterday, the people I work with had a very nice small lunch. They gave me a very nice lantern which I know we’ll be able to put to good use during our camping trips. … Continue reading

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Texas, the Soap Oprah

The indictment of our governor Rick Perry has been big news here and around the nation for the past couple of weeks. I have heard a couple of arguments criticizing the indictment recently that seem to me to be irrelevant. … Continue reading

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New Beginnings as Some Things Come to an End

Yesterday we attended the wedding of my second cousin. I had never actually met this cousin, but her parents live in the Dallas / Fort Worth area and we’ve seen them several times over the last few years. Lindsey, (the … Continue reading

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“Hacked”

The following is a reprint of my Facebook posting from last week. Keep an eye on you credit card activity! Our credit card was hacked. My family will tell you that I’m obsessive about tracking my expenses particularly my credit … Continue reading

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Our Plans for Retirement

OK, I promised to write about what we plan to do once we’re retired. In the short term we have a lot of work to get our house ready to sell. We are looking to downsize. We would also like … Continue reading

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A Busy Week

Take a seat; I think this may be a long blog entry (at least for me.) I had to work late Tuesday. We do a monthly restart of the databases for one of our clients on the first Tuesday of … Continue reading

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Bursting at the Seams

I’ve been “bursting at the seams” with some information I’ve wanted to share. I didn’t feel I should make it public until I had told my company. Well I did that last Wednesday, so now I can make it public. … Continue reading

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