Busy and blessed
(the thumb of michigan)
I retired/was unemployed six years ago, a carpenter by trade, as well I write for the local paper and have for 25 years.
Anyway the first couple years I read a lot, took a three mile walk each day and helped each of my five children on remodel projects of their houses. plus picked up grandchildren to and from school, we have twelve.
After a couple years, I took a part time job at the local hardware, two days a week and continued to help my son and son-in-law on building projects. They are carpenters.
Now going into my sixth year retired, my old boss asked me to come back and help.. he is way behind this summer and said I could do easy things, so I am back a couple days a week.
I have been writing interviews/stories about local veterans in the paper and now they approached me to put together a book about the vets.
When I retired I was a lot worried about the money side but so far we have had lots to do as we wish. I put in a pool the year before I retired and use it everyday along with four of my grandchildren who live next door. We have fixed up our home as well over the past couple years and enjoy three large flower gardens that right now are in full bloom. We are also very involved in our local church and all i can say is we are healthy and blessed and busy.
So like the man who fell off the 30 story building, people asked how's it going? .......so far so good.