Sunday, November 23, 2008

First Step - Retirement

Jim's ahead of me on this one. Friday, November 14, 2008, was his last day of work. And he won't stop grinning. May drive me crazy by the time my retirement date gets here - January 2, 2009. Last week his company gave him a retirement dinner. I think they like him. His employees gave him a Sportsman Warehouse gift certificate and management gave him a four day guided fishing trip on Fort Peck Lake here in Montana. You would think he had died and gone to fishing heaven.

I'm still in my wheelchair because of my broken ankle and torn achilles tendon. That happened September 26. Next Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, I get rid of my purple cast and get my new one for another six weeks. This one is going to be red and white striped like a candy cane. Then in January I get to learn how to walk again before we hit the road to full time in our fifth wheel. (Which is what I fell out of when I broke the ankle.)