Sunday, October 4, 2009
My friend and I have been discussing retirement. We are the same age. She is thinking that she will officially retire in 2010. Although I yearn to do so, I know I can not. The economic down turn devastated those plans and so I continue. I am blessed with loving my profession and currently work for a great company so continuing to work is not truly a hardship. But retirement is a siren's song none the less. It would be good to have time to work on photography and writing something other than reports, to sleep in or stay up late and not fret about the consequences. I've been working for 45 years. At some point enough is enough. I think I will be just a little envious if she really retires as she currently plans.
It is just a bit chilly here this morning. The house is heated by electric wall units in each room. This morning I put the electric space heater (carried all the way from the original Wild Woods) in the office. The wall unit in here makes the room too hot. A wood stove (yes, I am mindful of the pollution) would be nice this morning. Funny the things I sometimes miss that aspect of my life in New England. Wood stoves are so much work but I miss the heat, the crackle, the aroma and even the rhythm of stacking wood.
Time to get on with the day.