The Retirement Rookie

An important part of retirement is finding other retirees. Since you exercise, you’ll find yourself comparing notes about aches and pains. I love being able to swim laps during the week.

The Dink Toed, Bow Legged Blogger

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I’m a week into my retirement and I’m feeling very unqualified to answer the many questions I’ve been asked.   How does it feel being retired? What’s it like? What’s your plan? Are you going back to work? How does you wife feel about having you home all day? And on and on…they never stop …but what’s worse is I don’t feel qualified yet to answer any of those questions… other than to say I Love it!

Really …I can say….so far so very, very good…

Love having time for myself…

Love spending more time with my wife and family…

Love not feeling rushed all the time…

Love having time to enjoy working out more….

Love getting things done around the house…

Love having Saturday ever day….

As I get more skilled in my new role, I hope I’ll feel more qualified to answer questions.   To get better prepared I’m working…

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A Spring Hike

I haven’t seen a jack in the pulpit for years, thanks for sharing.

New Hampshire Garden Solutions

Seeing the purple trilliums bloom told me that it was time to walk down an old rail trail in Westmoreland to see the wild columbines bloom. But purple trilliums aren’t the only sign and I almost turned back when I saw that the red elderberry at the start of the trail wasn’t blooming yet. So far every time I’ve seen the columbines in bloom the red elderberry was blooming as well.

There has been a lot of logging going on up here over the past few years and you can now see deep into the forest, which is or was mostly beech, maple and oak. I was glad I could see so far because this is known bear country up here. I had a can of bear spray with me but I’m hoping I never have to use it. If I saw a bear way off in the distance I’d…

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