It was a battle but I finally finished up the retirement speech. 891 words. Roughly 7 minutes.
The corporate retirement reception is tomorrow afternoon at 2pm. It will run for an hour and I get to bring it home at the very end.
I will post the speech tomorrow after the reception. You can let me know if it made any sense at all.
Technically I will have two more days at work after the retirement reception tomorrow. I’ll clean out what little is left of my belongings on the Thursday. I have a luncheon with the CEO on Friday and then time to celebrate this transition with my family. They have a set of events planned for me this week-end. Regardless of those plans, I am just thrilled to be with my wife, my children and my grandchildren for the week-end.
Lorraine and I will then head out on a Norwegian cruise. I expect the posts will be very limited over those two weeks as we will be either on a ship with limited Internet access or spending our days touring Norway.
The big transition to retirement is almost here. When I provided my notice last October it seemed like it was so far away.
Three more sleeps.
I will wake up the same person though.
Just without a job!