Retirement! I will not be returning to work.
I can't tell you how much I have looked forward to this. I have been dreaming about it since I first started working and have grown more and more anxious over the past few years. The time has finally come.
I had my 6 week post operative check up today and the Dr. says everything is coming along nicely, but that he still wants me to continue with physical therapy for another 4 weeks. He signed a form that releases me to return to work on June 1st. With that in hand I notified my manager this afternoon that my last day on the payroll will be May 31st, but that I will not be back to work. He told me he already expected it and was happy (jealous) for me.
We plan to stay here in Denton until about June 8 when we will leave for Livingston, TX so we can get our TX drivers licenses. I need a Class A Non-commercial license to tow our trailer with the big truck. We will take the grandkids with us and make our way out to California to spend a little time with Dianna's parents before heading to who knows where.
So, there it is. It feels good.