Let it snow (not really)

On a day like today, I appreciate retirement.

I didn’t shovel until 10 am., after the plows had been by and right after the city finally came by to suck up the piles of leaves on neighborhood boulevards.

Yes, after ignoring my street for two weeks, they finally got around to retrieving the snow and rain-soaked leaf piles. I felt sorry for the guy working the vacuum. I wonder if they toss a coin to see which guy stays in the truck.

You’d think, being retired, that I would have gone back in the house after clearing the driveway and sidewalks, but I actually checked out an outdoor auction. I only stayed about an hour because the merchandise wasn’t that great. But still, it feels like a tough thing to do to stand outside in a parka bidding on wrenches and assorted hardware.

I’d like to say I then came home and got a lot done. Instead, I settled in to read a thriller.

Hey, I’m retired. That’s what retired folks do.

Maybe if I get up before 9 a.m. tomorrow, I’ll do a load of laundry and work in a trip to the library.


2 thoughts on “Let it snow (not really)

  1. Hi, there Geri, I have missed your presence in the La Crosse Tribune for quite some time now and came across this blog and discovered you are retired! But I will get my little treats of your stories on this blog now that I know where to find you. I have especially liked your stories of your family and your wonderful Dad, who seemed to have it all under control in that big rowdy bunch of a family of yours! Keep on writing and crafting! I am making Christmas gnomes out of fabric: http://decorandthedog.net/decorandthedog/2014/10/30/how-to-make-a-gnome
    They are so fun, I am sure you have fabric, fur, stuffing, wooden balls and glue gun! Merry Christmas!

    • Thanks, Lynn. I’m trying to discipline myself to write at least once a week, but I haven’t gotten there yet. There’s no one standing over me with a deadline whip so I have to motivate myself. I appreciate the kind words. Geri

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