Thursday, 23 February 2017

It's going to be a looooonng few weeks.....

OH has made his decision official and informed the powers that be at work of his intention to retire.  Neither of us can wait now, we both wish it was this week!  We're going to be counting down the weeks (13 weeks and 6 days).

He intends to be busy finishing building his shed, which is happening very slowly, and working in the garden cultivating all our produce.  He likes to be busy outside, and usually has several projects on the go at once (one at a time would be good, he'd stand a better chance of actually finishing one!  But at least it keeps him occupied).  He's recently seen an idea for a woodwork project he'd like to try (a piece of furniture), so will have plenty to interest him.

I'm looking forward to doing a major declutter, as I really want to simplify our life, cut down on 'stuff', and have less to clean, dust and tidy up.  Having Betty though means, much as we love her, there will always be a certain amount of cleaning and stuff to clear up - the living room, at the end of the day, looks like closing time at a kids' nursery, with toys scattered everywhere.  I've given up putting them away in her toy box during the day, as she just gets them all out again!

It's actually been a lovely day here, glorious sunshine all day, just with lots of wind.  Storm Doris hasn't affected us much, other than a few things being blown around the garden.  I hope you've all been fortunate....I know it's been bad in other places.

8 comments:

  1. The time will fly by, my husband loves pottering down on the shed, he is always busy, your husband will love retirement, you both will, x

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  2. Just in time for summer as well!

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  3. How exciting now that you are on a countdown.
    It must be lovely having a hubby who is good with his hands. Mine is OK as long as all he needs is a hammer and a six inch nail....lol.
    He has just put up a new hand rail on the garden steps though bless him and it's fabulous as long as you look at it with one eye closed :)-x-

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  4. How exciting, retirement a new life start for you both :-)

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  5. I am so happy for all of you. This post made me smile all the way through. Looking forward to all the stories of retirement fun and puppy doodles.

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  6. Brilliant news for you both, it so very near now.

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  7. I did the countdown thing , complete with a day graph on the fridge with a coloured pen to cross the days off, on the run up to my retirement. I did do a year part time while training new people and that made the transition smoother. My Ben still has his toys and still gets them all out and scatters them everywhere.

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  8. Excited for you both. You will have a wonderful summer!

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