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Who Said Retirement is Relaxing?

Who Said Retirement is Relaxing?

We have been so busy the last few days, that by the end of the day I'm too tired to blog. Tuesday through Thursday we tore up wood flooring, and Friday we finally got to start laying the new flooring in the kitchen and living room. This vinyl plank flooring is pretty...

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The Chicks Have Arrived

The Chicks Have Arrived

Another full day of demolition as we continued tearing out wood flooring. The kitchen is done with the exception of the flooring under the island. The goal for tomorrow is to lift the island and put it on furniture dollies so we can spin it and remove the remaining...

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We Have Destroyed the Inside of a Perfectly Good House

We Have Destroyed the Inside of a Perfectly Good House

When we were here in January, we pulled up all the old carpet and pad. We have been walking on bare plywood since. The only room with intact flooring was the kitchen. So what did we do today? Destroy the wood floor in the kitchen. Shawn sawed lines through the floor...

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Retirement is So Busy

Retirement is So Busy

The first Monday as retired folks and my damn alarm goes off at 5:51 AM (I always use the 9-minute snooze at least one time).  Yeah, I fixed that.  In the future the only time I'll be setting an alarm is when I need to catch a flight. The first order of business was...

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We Are Officially Retired

Shawn and I both had our retirement parties at work on Thursday.  I think the emotions of it all surprised both of us.  It is hard to say goodbye to people you have spent 5 days-a-week with for years. My party was in the morning, and my team provided a great spread of...

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