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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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Thoughts on Retiring

Thoughts on Retiring

Early this morning while lying awake in bed, I did some mental math and realized I would be retiring from my career in IT almost exactly 30 years from the day I started my first job out of college. It is a bittersweet experience. While I’m excited about the next...

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Be Our Guest

We spent the majority of our day working on the guest room flooring. An early morning trip into Coeur d’Alene (CDA from now on because it’s easier to type) for more flooring and assorted supplies at Home Depot. You can’t go into town without a trip to Home Depot to...

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Let the Home Improvement Projects Begin

Let the Home Improvement Projects Begin

There were so many other blog titles that went through my mind today while tearing out carpet, such as “Carpet is Disgusting”, “I Know Where All the Dead Skin Cells Go”, “What the Hell Were These People Doing on Their Carpet? Sacrificing Animals?” We have been tearing...

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We Have Arrived in Idaho

We Have Arrived in Idaho

On December 30, 2017, we closed on our new house in Idaho. We sent 2 out of 3 PODs worth of our stuff to Idaho in the first week of January, and now we are spending a week in Idaho. We had great plans of arriving on Saturday afternoon and having a few hours to unpack...

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Selling Our House in California

Selling Our House in California

When you live in a house for years, there are just some things you start overlooking…the missing tile in the corner of the bathroom; the hole in the closet for the CAT 5 cable you installed pre-wifi; that overgrown corner of the yard that no one sees; the unpermitted...

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