January 2018 update

Things have been a bit slow the first half of the year but I do have some exciting news. Scott and Jessica closed on a house on January 5. They have been living in a condo since they got married 5 years ago. We went over to see the house before they made an offer and it is quite nice. We are thrilled for them. They have begun to move some of there stuff but don’t have to be in a big hurry since they still have 3 months to go on the condo.

The countdown continues to my last day of work. It sure seems to be dragging. On Saturday, January 13, we went to the old Bunge office and bought a chair for Beth. They purchased all new desk chairs when we moved into the new building and they are selling the old chairs with all the proceeds going to charities. It is an ergonomic desk chair that we got for $50. A great deal. After we got back we went to the bank to talk to a financial planner. We both have 401k accounts that we will probably roll over to an IRA. We have a plan but can’t do much more until the funds start coming in.

We were invited to a ‘late’ holiday party at some friends house but it didn’t start until 3:00 so we stopped over at Scott and Jessica’s house to see it in the daytime. It looks as good in the daytime as it does at night. We left there and had lunch and then drove over to the motor home to start both it and the generator. We try to start them every two weeks. Then we headed to the party. Had a good time and stayed until about 6:00 and headed home. We were concerned about the weather since there was a possibility of snow. We did have some snow but not too bad. The weather here has been very cold and very inconsistent. Radical changes (50 degree swings) in temperature from day to day.

I was fortunate that I had Monday off for MLK day. Beth did have to work however. I was able to make good use of the day off and had the furnace inspected and tuned and also had a landscaping guy come out to discuss the yard. We need some work done on it. The outfit we had in 2017 did a crappy job. They are going to come back when the snow is off the ground and give us a quote on the various things that need to be done. I also had the furnace company out to give a quote on a new A/C unit. This one is probably about 30 years old and we just don’t think it will last much longer. They are going to come out Friday and replace the A/C unit.

Guess that about wraps it up. Oh, and the countdown continues. 15 more calendar days until I retire.

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