After 34 years of not missing a paycheck in the IT industry, I decided to take a very generous early retirement package, back in June 2007.
I’d read a lot about retirement, and the so-called “new meaning” for many baby boomers, so I thought I’d kinda bump around for awhile,
and see what I can get into now, that would keep my interest for a few more years…
I’d been preparing for two years prior, to become a home inspector, with training, etc. part time, before going more dedicated, full time.
Since I needed to keep busy, I’ve always been somewhat interested in the HVAC field, and have since decided to jump on that bandwagon last year,
with some professional training first, hoping to latch on to some part time work, come next summer, (keeping my fingers crossed that’s gonna be possible, in this economy:()
In the mean time,
I’ve really been enjoying my “part time” work, in the inspection industry.
Since my kids are grown and gone out on their own now, life is quite a bit slower for us now, and I’m enjoying new found hobby interests and have even gone back to school full time evenings (I’m taking 12 credit hours per semester) for more “HVAC training”.
My wonderful wife is working part time also, and likes the freedom of more time for “her” things…between the two of us, we’re holding our own…
I’ll start my 3rd semester in August, with a 2 year Associate degree done next spring.
I’ve decided that THESE ARE the great moments of my life, as in every day is a gift from God, and although I’ve had many others in the past, I like to think that the best is yet to come. I’ve flown in helicopters, been a hang glider, a scuba diver, hiked Pike’s Peak, etc…:shock: More great times than I can recall…
I’ve had a TON of memorable moments, that I’ll treasure forever.
I’m most proud of the family, and my wonderful wife who’s been with me all the way, and with whom I hope to enjoy the next few decades with.