Pops

Another Monday of "Herding Cats"

Blog Post created by Pops on Feb 10, 2020

Good morning EXers!

Happy Monday....and hey...one week from today, if you are still working, you will be able to stay home for another "federal holiday", (Presidents' day...Woo Hoo!)  I have to attend a few meetings this morning, and then it's back to the desk to pound out some more contract documents....Oh the joy of working into your "golden years." ;-(  I have nobody to blame but myself for not putting away enough when I was younger....If you are a younger reader....please heed my advice and start putting away a minimum of ten percent of your income into a retirement plan of some sort before you even begin to figure out where to spend your money.  Pay yourself "first", then sort out what is left to determine your lifestyle.  You will then have something when the time comes to retire....

Pops is taking the big plunge in April of 2023.  That is my new get out of jail free date...I am not going to extend it either.  This job will be my "last W-2 form".  No more working...I just can't see me working at a Home Depot or Walmart.  Heck, I'm not even interested in being a golf course marshall.  I'm going to enjoy every moment of everyday that I'm still alive in retirement.....

My thoughts are moving out of the Maryland area (too high in taxes) to one of the Carolinas...I like the idea of Southern Appalachia.  I guess I have this deep down desire to be a "natural hill-billy" enjoying mountain music in my older days.  Banjos strumming, fiddles fiddlin', spoons rattling on washboards, boots stomping & tenor voices singing...sounds like heaven to me...

Enjoy your smokefree Monday.....xoxoxo Pops w/166 Days of Freedom

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