Wednesday, October 10

The Big Retirement is here!

 
My husband Steve talked about retiring for many years. It finally happened on Sept. 27th. He began his career at Sperry Univac and over the years it transitioned to more than one company and a few name changes. These last years it was Lockheed Martin. He enjoyed his work and all the travel a lot but is glad to be retired. Here is on his last day waving to me as he leaves the building............
 
And then it was party time. In addition to his retirement, other co-workers were transitioning due to lay-offs/job changes so everyone gathered at Moose Country. These two young guys were co-workers of Steve's and told me he was a really good mentor. That's Jeff on the left and Jeremy. Nearby was Jason. All young guys ready to fill the shoes of the old guys. :-)
 And yes, at Moose Country Bar and Grill, there is a Moose..............
So after the Happy Hour gathering, we were hungry so we went to one of our favorite restaurants, Khan's Mongolian Barbecue. We had a waiter who was very friendly and funny, too. He thought Steve had a romantic accent when he talked. LOL! So we got him to take a picture. And then we went back to eating because the stir-fry was sooooooooo good!
 
So that was the official retirement day, but two weeks prior to that was also a big day. It was the day that our 1972 Javelin was hauled out of storage and over to our house so Steve will have a project now that he's retired. It was late when the tow truck finally eased the car onto the driveway........
The next day, Steve had to wash it. Wise move since the thing has been sitting in storage for a good twenty years.
 Hmmm.......looks pretty good here.........
We had to have a party to celebrate the retirement and the arrival of the Javelin. So I cooked up a bunch of food and we invited the neighbors and our kids.
And all the hot weather we had totally disappeared and it was so cold you had to wear a coat. That's daughter, Collette and husband Daryl at the table, and friend Jeanne and Sarah on the left.
Too cold outside so we all stayed inside..............
and then we all trooped to the shop to check out the car. That's when son Devlin took a look under the car to check the condition of the frame.......... 
 It's gonna be a lot of work............
but it will keep my husband busy so that I can enjoy playing with my fabric. Happy for him that he retired. Interestingly, most women don't really retire because the cooking still keep happening. LOL!  So all the hoopla of retiring is over now and we can get down to the business of enjoying life. Steve enjoyed his first week of retirement and I finished three projects this past week. He's happy, I'm happy. Can't beat that!
More "catch up" photos in the next couple of days............
Sandi

3 comments:

Sunnybec said...

I hope you both enjoy your retirement. I won't show my husband the car....he may get ideas!! Hugs

treadlemusic said...

Huge congrats to you both! I retired 2 years ago (casual on call now, so I can say "no" if I have 'projects/meetings') and DH retired 7 years ago. DH worked for Univac in St. Paul some 39 years ago (until we moved from the Twin Cities to this little rural spot in S.E. MN). He worked there when computers took up huge rooms!! Ah, those were the days....LOL! Expect great posts!!!!!

barbara woods said...

i retired 10 years ago due to back issues and hubby retired 8 years ago and we love every minute of it.

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