Here at almost retired central the final countdown has commenced big time. Today was the second to last Friday. I can fall in love with Monday again and love it equally, instead of dreading it.
On the way to work this morning, my guys were back out to the road. They had been way off in trees for weeks now. I parked in the right turn lane, put on my hazard flashers, and got out for a picture. People can just go around! What magnificent creatures. And only one block away from a High Tech crazy house.
Last week I was aware of all the corporate nonsense and people who I am not going to miss. As the day gets closer I’m starting to think of all the people and things I will miss. Seeing my girlfriends everyday. Talking to everyone I run into. Commiserating with the IT guys about computer problems, silly users and geek life in general. The cosmos put them right on the other side of the wall from my cube so I can hear them laughing.
The campus here is a U-shaped building with a pond in the crook of the U. The park around the pond is a “certified wildscape” meaning all the plants and trees around the building are native to Texas. I’m kicking myself for all the times I sat at my desk feeling cooped up and bored when I all had to do was go outside. Feed the turtles, watch the Egrets, smell the flowers, sit on a bench in the sun. Sheesh!
However, I won’t miss it enough to consider staying. Maybe it’s time for a fish pond in the back yard? Maybe not, sounds suspiciously like another chore. Never mind.