Here I sit, New Year’s Eve 2016, pondering the past year.
Seems to have just passed with a *Whoosh!*
Didn’t really take a vacation.
Took a few long weekends, took some time when Brother Bob came up from Nevada, and some more when Daughter Jen came out from Kansas, but that’s about it.
A couple family members crossed over. I don’t deal with that situation at all well, so I’m going to pull a “Forrest Gump” and say “And, that’s all I’ve got to say about that.”
Got all the materials for the Puddle Duck Racers, but didn’t get any progress made on them. Want to get them done while the boys are still at home. Also want to try my hand at an Open Goose, which is the 12′ version. Something that me & the boys can throw on the truck and go lake fishing from.
Got just about two more years to work before I can retire at full benefit. Don’t know what I’m going to do from that point. Probably get a part-time job to fill out the retirement until I can draw Social Security 4/5 years down the road. Would like to work with other vets, or other seniors, or something.
Dug out some beef short ribs and have them braising on the stove to make stew from. Boys think they smell pretty good. Better take a break and go add the rest of the veg . . .
Happy New Year to all!