Hell of a Guy

The Retirement Thing…


Okay, this retirement thing is beginning to take its toll on me.  I almost literally worked my ass off yesterday.  By the time 5pm rolled around I was stiff and sore.  I have scabbed-over scratches up and down my arms and legs, sore fingers, an aching back, sore knees and God knows what else.  The funny thing is, every time I finish one project I see at least two or three I can add to the list I keep in my head (writing it down is not my style).  It’s mind boggling.

We have all heard people say in retirement they are so busy they wonder how they ever found time to work.  Well, I don’t know I can say that, but I do know I could be busy all day long just doing busy work, you know, those little jobs that always got pushed to the ignore list.  Suddenly these little ones stand out; they scream to get done and will bug the crap out of you until they are.  They are kind of like a nagging wife…I think, not that I have ever experienced one.

Today is grass cutting day here in Beautiful Downtown Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, population 711.  Grass cutting day is pretty much an ordeal, but one I made.  The Nancy and I own four acres here on The Farm.  With my trusty zero-turn mower I choose to mow about eight acres – it keeps the critters down.  Mowing generally takes between four and five hours and just about kills a day, but since I am off today I have some extra time.  It also seems like a perfect day to be outside since the temperature will hover in the mid-70s.  Love it.

So, in about an hour, once it warms to about 65, I will adorn myself with my Bose earphones, my hat and safety glasses, blast some good music in my ears and fire up The Tank.  For those of you who have kept up with this Hell of a Guy blog over the years, I will be appropriately attired since it is a little cooler today and also because the weatherman this morning warned of the need for sunscreen. I don’t need an all-over sunburn, if you get my drift.

And that is all I have to say about that…

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