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Morning Musings

My days of not working are nearly over, as October has started counting down. I have rather enjoyed not having to get up and go to work. "Semi-retired," some may call it. I also find that I have not drunk as much coffee as when I am working.

The nice thing has been to realize that I can survive, should I decide to live on my veteran's compensation, and start drawing down on my IRA, until I am Social Security eligible, if I cannot get the early SSDI. It does not mean I am well-off, but it does mean I can make it.

Today or tomorrow, I should get the contract for the new project I have been offered. It is only for a couple of weeks, maybe three, but it sounds great, and I look forward to spending time with my sister on the same project.

So, if I am not put on the schedule in November and December on the other contract I have been on for several years, I know that it is not a catastrophe. There is a beautiful freedom in knowing this.

I am going to get dressed and head out to find a cup of coffee. I will take my book with me and (hopefully) finish it today.

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Copyright © 2015 Coral Levang

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lexiconlover wrote on October 5, 2015, 11:08 AM

Get me a pumpkin spice latte and bring it to me. Thanks. Lol.

markgraham wrote on October 5, 2015, 11:14 AM

Good luck on the new short job. Hope it lasts longer and you can work with your sister even more.

wolfgirl569 wrote on October 5, 2015, 1:23 PM

Glad you have enjoyed your trial retirement and are no longer afraid of doing it when you are ready. Have a good day while you are out.

Rufuszen wrote on October 5, 2015, 2:02 PM

It is good to keep busy, hope the project comes through

DWDavisRSL wrote on October 5, 2015, 9:12 PM

I look forward to feeling that freedom you've enjoyed over the last couple of months. I get a tiny taste of it every summer but the next school year is always looming over the horizon.

Paulie wrote on October 6, 2015, 2:47 AM

It's great to read that you have your finances in order. You must be very anxious looking forward to going to Texas to work with your sister.