Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The Final Countdown

 When I arrived back at work on Tuesday morning, the supervisor said, "Did you hear about Friday's announcement?" 

I told her that I hadn't. 

She said that the company had offered an extension, a new end date of January 14th. The bad news is that they wanted my answer by the end of the day.

I didn't really need to talk to Tim about it. We both saw this train 'a-coming down the tracks'. I said right along that the job would not be done in November. 

Also, Tim has not received his 90 day lay-off notice yet from his company. When he gets that, he's guaranteed 90 more days, and the company can lay him off at any time after that period. He'll be working right up until mid-January at a minimum. 

It seemed sensible for me to accept the extension until January 14th. She looked a little surprised when I said that I would accept it. 

Later, I reprogrammed the countdown app I had going for my last day. I'm a practical person, but despite all that practicality, it was hard to watch the countdown go from 29 days to 94 days. 

More traveling money, I tell myself.


  1. Just don't leave your travelling too late.

  2. Good to have more work...but sometimes not

  3. It will go faster going through the holidays (as those always seem to fly by anyway)! Start planning your travels soon so you two have something to look forward to! More money helps!

  4. For me it would be a no brainer. I would work during the cold winter months when it is too miserable to do anything outside. It would be hard to extend it through next summer though.

  5. Absolutely more traveling money! Milk 'em for all you can!

  6. Enjoy all of that extra traveling money but resetting the countdown app would be a little depressing. It will be here before you know it. Take care.

  7. I guess you'll enjoy retirement more when it comes.

  8. Well, it's a drag to have to work more, but yeah -- think of the money!

  9. True, true about the traveling money. Granted, I have to confess that I did take an early retirement at 55.


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