Tag Archives: retirement

New Dig

Well, I’ve been involved for the last few days in a dig.  A different kind of dig.  In my backyard.  My whole yard is weeds and I’ve been removing them one at a time.  I’ve been at it for an … Continue reading

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Last Performance

The Internet does so many things to make travel easier.  I knew before leaving home what the weather was going to be like — most days overcast if not rainy until Sunday when it would be sunny with a temperature … Continue reading

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Sunday!

Well I’m sitting in the Miami Airport having a second breakfast! I have several hours to kill. The flight from Santiago was delayed. They started us boarding quite late and they went through all our carry-on before we boarded. We … Continue reading

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Coming Home!

Well it’s 6:31 Easter Island time and I’m about 25 minutes out from Santiago, Chile. Where to begin. Yesterday was an incredible day from start to finish! The team got into the truck since we would be heading through some … Continue reading

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Reforestation

First, dinner out last night was great.  We were right on the waterfront with an exquisite view of the Pacific right out to the horizon!  Food was excellent and so was the service.  I’ll try to get a photo of … Continue reading

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Catching Up!

Having a great time so far but have had trouble accessing secure sites (such as administration of my blog) on the internet.  I’ve sent the following as an email to people I know are following my blog; for others here … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day!

Today is day 4 of my retirement and I think I’m off to a really great start!  There is, of course, some ambiguity since the beginning of retirement is pretty much identical to summer holidays but I know it is … Continue reading

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Retirement Has Begun!

Well, school finished at 2:30 p.m. today.  A staff party was enjoyed by all in a beautiful country setting, very relaxing, cooler than in the city and everything I need from the classroom, I have.  The room is cleaner/tidier than … Continue reading

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Pinching Pennies from the Post Office

When you retire, it becomes even more important to get the most for your money.  Something that more and more Canadians are doing to beat incredible post office rates on items coming into Canada from the United States, is to … Continue reading

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20 School Days Left

Well, it’s getting closer, no matter how slowly.  Lots of things are crossed off my list: last field trip last Art in Bloom last Canada Reads week last Track and Field day last Scholastic Book Club order Still to go: … Continue reading

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