Saturday, April 18, 2009
Last week was a busy one. Monday started out like any other day except that it was the first day of my 73'd year. Yep; I hit 72 on the 13th. Funny, I don't feel any different. If you take life one day at a time, it doesn't seem so bad. If you look too far back and remember how you were when you were, say, 50 - you start feeling old. Age sort of creeps up on you a little bit at a time. It's kind of like the shock absorbers on your car; you don't realize how bad they are until you put new ones on and feel how it used to be. So, don't spend too much time thinking back. Just keep going forward. If you drive looking in the rear-view mirror all the time, you will likely hit a tree or at least run off the road.
I think of aging this way: It is like trading a Geo Metro in for a Lincoln Navigator. The ride may be more comfortable but you run out of gas a lot sooner.
And, speaking of rides, we will be off to San Diego in June for Riley's high school graduation. Riley is our grandson. Family from all over the place will be gathering to see him off on his "train of life." He will be going to Cal. State, Chico to study electronic music production. I have a Yamaha digital piano but what he will be doing goes far beyond anything I do. He has been playing in a little band for about three years and really loves it so this will be a good direction for him to go. It puts him about 600 miles closer to us, too and that's not a bad thing. He has been in San Diego since 1999 and we have seen very little of him since. We remember being at the hospital in Fresno, California when he was born. He was about 20" long. He is now 6'3" tall!! Yikes!! He was a wonderful kid and has grown into a wonderful young man and we are so proud of him.
Well, I must away and prepare for work. Yes, I am still working but I am in the countdown mode toward retirement (again). I will be hanging up my spurs on May 30th. I have some mixed emotions about it. I love where I work and the people I work with and (most of) the customers I interact with on the phone on a daily basis. But I feel like I want to spend some time with my lady while we are still spry enough (now there's a novel thought) to do some things we have wanted to do. That's the most important item on our list.
So, you have a great day and I will be back to bore you some more later.
Bill & Almie
Monday, March 30, 2009
Has it been almost three weeks since I checked in?! Yikes!!
Almie and I are well and so are our "kids." Whisper and Almie have gone to bed and Kelly is outside in the cold and wind. I am the only one with too few smarts to call it a night and hit the sack. I think I will remedy that.
Today was one of what I call "Chamber of Commerce" days. The sun came out with a vengeance and it was almost 60 this afternoon.
We had friends in from Fresno, CA last week and we spent a day with them looking at property and houses. They may move here to the peninsula. It would be Nice to have them handy. We haven't seen them in almost twenty years and we had a lot to catch up on. We still do. Boy! how time flies.
Well, as I said, I am going to remedy the nonsense of sitting in front of this computer and hit the sack. Of course, I will see if Kelly wants to come in first.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Yesterday was weird - weather-wise. In the space of one hour we had rain, light snow, sunshine, fog and more light snow. The ten minute rule was definitely in effect. It stayed cold all day and it is cold right now. However, the sun is out and it promises to be a beautiful day.
It looks like I will be retiring at the end of May. We have to go to San Diego in June for our grandson's high school graduation so it seems like a good time to pull the plug.
I have a lot to do today so will add more later.
Hope you all have a great day.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Nothing special tonight but I do have to gloat just a bit. If you read my blog yesterday, you will have seen that I predicted that it should get up to 47 degrees by 5:00 PM. Well, Almie and I were returning from Port Angeles last evening at 4:46 PM and the outside temperature was exactly 47 degrees. Good, ain't I?!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
After some trepidation, we have decided to join the 21st century. Since we were born not quite midway in the 20th century, it has taken us some time to catch up. *sigh*
Anyway, this is probably a good way to stay in touch with a lot more people and keep them (you) up-to-date on our goings and comings.
There will be more posted in the near future but for now, just know that we are well and happy and still nuts about each other after more than thirty-one years together.
Check out Almie's web site at http://www.sassyfrasspress.com/ and get a glimpse of the little book she wrote during her bout with breast cancer. Just for the record, she is now "clean" for three years. We thank God for that along with tons of other things He makes us thankful for on a daily basis.
Have a great day y'all.
Bill & Almie