Friday, January 6, 2012

The First Day of 2012 and !!!!!!! I’M RETIRED !!!!!!!!!

After spending Sunday with Ted (he fixed the lights on my truck). New Year’s Day is now over, and I would have to say good bye to Ted. He hung around till evening, caught some ZZZZZZZZ’s and then headed back home to San Francisco. I’m sure that I will see him again before I leave later this month.

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“sleepy heads”

I think that tis week was the hardest to get through. Monday I stuck out the whole day, mainly for the money. It was holiday pay and overtime pay, but I actually took some vacation time and left early Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday I would have to work the whole day.

It’s official, today was my last day at work. I was supposed to work until 5:00 pm and have my exit interview at 3:00 pm. Well my supervisor’s boss came over to say goodbye and said that I could leave right after the interview. So, that’s what I did, except that I had to make the rounds to say goodbye to everyone. I guess that the only thing that I will miss will be the friends that I have made there, whether it’s been 11 years or a few weeks for the “newbies”, the people there are amazing. Even though it has been extremely busy, there was a “celebration'”. Kimi, (my supervisor) brought in a cake and everyone signed a card wishing me a happy retirement and gave me a gift card at grocery store. They new that I didn’t need any more STUFF. Another couple of friends on another team gave me a hand made table runner,

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Thank you to every one of you at VSP for being there and being such a good friend. It’s time to get on with the next chapter. Feel free to keep up with me and my adventures, seeing more of this great country and the rest of my family, especially all of the “grandkids”.

Now I will have the time with the “ducks”, more appointments, transmission check up, transfer to new domicile (TX), more purging, although I have already have my new address. The goal is to have it all done by the end of this month and then on to the road and a new lifestyle. I appreciate all of your suggestions and will need to make those decisions as I get closer to that time.

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Thanks for visiting

Susan and Angel


  1. Congrats on your retirement. Happy Travels.

  2. At last the day has come.

    Wishing you an exciting new life.

    Savour every moment of your new adventure.


  3. Whoo hoo congratulations and welcome to part 2 of your life. Get ready, you are almost on the road.

  4. Congratulations!!!!

    Maybe we'll meet up out on the road someday.


  5. Congratulations!!! I cannot wait till I can say it is my last day of work, but, that will still be a few more years. Best wishes in your travels and enjoy.

  6. Congratulations! You got there! Travel safe on the road.

  7. So glad you have taken the big step. We love my husband's retirement.

  8. Great that you've finally make it, Susan! Now, enjoy yourself, and don't work too hard getting things ready to roll. Tell Angel it's all going to be fine! We'll look for you "on the road". Travel safe. Enjoy the journey.

  9. Congratulations Susan! Am so happy for you! Like I said before, you are an inspiration. Hope to be there one day soon myself. Happy trails!

  10. Congratulations on your retirement!! Enjoy making many new happy memories in this new chapter of your life!!

  11. YAY mom!!!! No more getting up at 3am unless YOU want to!