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Sunday, July 27, 2008

45 weeks to go...

I have a calendar marked at the office of the weeks until the end of my contract, and my retirement... not counting days, but counting weeks. Effective today, 45 weeks to go.

Over the weekend, we took a car-load of "stuff" to the cabin - kitchen stuff, mostly, this time. Some will go to Utah, some will stay in the cabin for us to use. Some will "disappear." Getting those kinds of things sorted, and moved, is a continuing challenge.

I also spent some time tending to the "wild-flower" bed in front of the cabin. Been a couple of months since I have had a chance. This was mostly trimming and thinning. Looked good afterwards, so must have done something right. Cleverly was out during the only hour the sun was shining... about 95 degrees... I was in the shade most of the time. We have a really nice big tree in front!

We made it home in good time, today, so it was a very good day! ;-)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sorting Boxes in the Garage

This weekend, at home in Emporia, was devoted to sorting, cleaning, and throwing out things that don't need to go to either Utah this fall or Missouri next summer. Prepared several boxes and tubs to go to Branson/Hollister next weekend. Mowed the lawn, on the hottest day of the year!

Did take some time to see if Greg Norman could win THE OPEN - no, Irishman Harrington made it two in a row.

We were reminded, again, how much we have to do in the next year. Nevertheless, it was a good day! ;-)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Today in Austin with Grandkids

This is a preview of retirement, today. We are in Austin, with our two grandchildren:
This is Kaylee, she is eight months old:

This is Alex, he is 4 and a half years old:

This is, indeed, a very good day!! ;-)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

69th Birthday on July 1

My 69th birthday went by yesterday, with out incident. Nice party atmosphere at the office: balloon, cookies cupcakes and sweet tea!

Nancy had a cake, at home, last night!

Looking forward to many more; so it was another nice day!

Dr. Bill ;-)