What a week…huh? The weather has been beautiful as the temps have dropped to more appropriate autumn levels, blessing us with bountiful sunshine and blue skies as a backdrop to the reds, yellows, and orange of the changing leaves. I took a lot of walks around our back acres, shuffling my feet in the leaves to cover the sounds in my head, looking at every tree and leaf for a message, listening for birds, or even a squirrel for comfort. The squirrels came through for me and told me to get back to work, winter’s coming on.
We’ve put the travel trailer away for the winter. You have to drain all the water hoses and stuff, fill them with a kind of antifreeze, then throw a giant, expensive, cover over it to protect it from the water elements. Casey’s been hard at work helping Michael with a water heater, but he managed to get it all done while I moped around inside.
We’re counting the days until the retirement, with fear and love… His retirement date is 12/16. I’m traveling to NYC for our usual Rockette extravaganza from 12/15-12/19. I was kind of worried about him since I’ll be gone for his Last Day and First Day… so I asked him…
“Now tell me, do you really mind that I’m gone those days? Will you be all right coming home to just the cat after your last day? Will you be afraid waking up alone on your first day of retirement?
Classic Casey…”you mean I’ll have 2 vacation days? I think I’ll be okay.”
Yes, 2 vacation days, then it’s you-and-me-together for the rest of our lives, or something like it… I don’t mean that’s a bad thing, but it will definitely be a time of adjustment.
In order to distract me, we’ve started watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. I wish life were more like comic books–a hero would come along and start throwing cars around and save us all from the bad guys. >sigh<
That’s all I’ve got for now. Just walking in the woods…