Now it's both of us

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by P Thought, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    My wife is officially retired now. It's going to take her a while to adjust; she's been an intensive-care nurse for 40 years. It's time. The physical demands. . . .

    I washed the trailer yesterday. No big plans yet, but there's not much stopping us.
     
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    That's great. Congrats to her
     
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    She's pretty owly about that (the congratulations thing), didn't want any fuss over it, and almost missed the little party her co-workers held for her today. She's a very good nurse, and she's afraid she won't be a very good retiree. She worries about the money, too.

    I think it will be fine, and if she wants she can work through the "Grey Matters" program at the hospital, similar to me subbing at school, only with three times the pay.
     
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    Congrats to her! The world is your oyster, now.
     
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    All the best to you both.
     
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    Ew. You know what oysters eat?
     
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    Congratulations, y’all!
     
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    Congrats! I have no advice and doubt you need any...just enjoy your time!
     
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    Go do it while you can, and still want to. I went a few places out on the super slab right after I retired, now I just go a few places.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats. :)

    We're in a similar situation. My wife will "semi-retire" this year. She has been an LM (Licensed Midwife, her state license) and a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives) for 21 years, and owner/operator of the state licensed Corpus Christi Birth Center for a half dozen years. She will still have a lot of responsibilities, but with a couple of people on staff and an apprentice soon to get her license and join the staff, we can actually take real vacations. For years, all we've managed to get are "day-cations" or short "getaways." Now, we plan to take several three-day getaways and two weeks vacation time per year.

    We just bought a trailer last month, and have taken her out on a maiden voyage. I of course will take guitars along on our trips, and I hope to book some gigs along the way during our treks. At the very least, I sit outside our trailer and play.
    06-24-2019 - work's done, time to play.jpg

    On our maiden voyage, the campers "next door" to us had two boys, and they were there with another family that also had two boys. The first night I was out playing, I had my back to the trailer next door. Suddenly I heard applause, and I looked and the boys had line up their chairs and became my "audience." At one point, one of the boys came over and put a nickel on the picnic table in front of me! :)

    06-24-2019 - my audience, Bella's uninterested.jpg
     
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    Enjoy the freedom and adventures that lie ahead of you both!!
     
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    Wishing many years of happiness and health to you and your wife!-TP
     
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    Congratulations to you both. If she finds herself bored or "antsy", there's always stuff an experienced medical professional can do, both paid or volunteer. I have an uncle, retired M.D. surgeon. He and his wife are scheduled to go on a trip to Central America (Guatemala or Honduras, I think) where medical care is appallingly lacking.....they will be doing minor surgical procedures and screenings for folks down there. Since there's a severe lack of doctors, most medical care is provided by local pharmacists.
    BTW....if your wife is now retired, why wasn't she helping to wash the trailer????? ;)
     
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    Well, you have a great starting point. We really enjoyed our explorations of Oregon, as usual, and then we tacked on some Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Some forested areas have burned in recent decades and are not what they once were, and most of the rivers are down to fairly low levels, but we didn't see any evidence of active fires at all.

    I hope you have that Senior Pass for the National Parks/Monuments/Etc. It reduced prices for entry to zero and camping by half. Amazing, except you cannot take the dog on the trails in the Nat'l Parks.
     
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    Whatever it is makes them tasty.
     
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    Congrats and ENJOY!
     
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    Boy howdy. We got ours just before the price went up, not that they're not still a great deal. They waved us through on our Grand Canyon visit last year, and we've used them several times on BLM/Forest Service day-use fee areas, as well as a couple-three times camping.
     
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    In the last couple weeks, we got free admission to Colorado National Monument, Rainier, Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons - and probably something else I am forgetting about. And the camping fee was half price. By comparison, we tried to utilize a Missouri State Park and they offered seniors $ 2 off on a $ 23 camp site that could've been $ 13 had it not had electric hookups we just don't need and they know it. The trouble is, the State Parks are often where the showers are.

    The Senior Pass benefits people mostly outside the Old South. Most especially those spending time out west.
     
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    load up on the blue pills and get that trailer rockin!
     
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