EndNotes

One more week

Morning showers await: Jamie Waite, of Spokane, hits a bucket of balls at Indian Canyon Golf Course’s driving range under a dramatic sky Wednesday. The course opens today for the season. Waite has played four other courses this spring, but this was his first trip to Indian Canyon. The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of rain this morning in the Spokane area, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm moving in this afternoon. Highs today will be in the low 50s. (Dan Pelle)
Morning showers await: Jamie Waite, of Spokane, hits a bucket of balls at Indian Canyon Golf Course’s driving range under a dramatic sky Wednesday. The course opens today for the season. Waite has played four other courses this spring, but this was his first trip to Indian Canyon. The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of rain this morning in the Spokane area, with showers and possibly a thunderstorm moving in this afternoon. Highs today will be in the low 50s. (Dan Pelle)

My husband retires in one more week. The journey has been looonnnnggg. Mostly, his commute on that freeway has been miserable. Soon, he will commute to the mailbox, golf course and woodworking store, when he likes.  

We will manage new routines, expectations and activities. I have listened to others along the way and am working on my fantasies – I mean realistic expectations. I am quite confident ballroom dancing is not in my future – although I wish it were. I can give that one up. I am hoping for morning walks - I know, not every day. And some yard work, please.

Writer Nancy Anderson suggests retirees make a 100-day plan – like a newly elected president writes. Seems such a plan may smooth the transition process.

My husband certainly has a plan, I suspect. His only request so far: allow him to sleep as long as he likes for one month. Seems reasonable.

One week…and one month…and counting.

(S-R archive photo)




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