Saturday, September 29, 2012

Retirement has begun

Never would I have thought
that at the age of 13 when I began
my first paying job,
that I could say..
"I'm retired!"

Except for the short period
of time raising my two sons,
I have worked in the following jobs:
American Handicrafts
Children's Photographer
local CPA firm in Salinas, CA
local CPA firm in Lafayette, CA
temp jobs:
Passing out perfume in K-Mart
Filling in at State Farm claims office
and finally...
3 Springs Water

Yesterday was a day of mixed emotions.
I spent the day in the plant
with the employees..
getting pictures..
Chris, production mgr, Joe, plant mgr, Bill, forklift

Matt Jr, Joe, Matt Sr (two sons and dad!)

Theron (Dollar!), Shawn, Phuoc (his wife does my pedicures!)

Our CDL drivers, Jeff, and Paul. Robbie our route supervisor.

Gary and Carlton...and Van our new GM
Cheri, our route manager
It hasn't sunk in that I don't have to
get up at 5:30 am anymore.

I will still be consulting with 3 Springs,
and working 'behind the scenes'
until the end of the year.
I will be making a trek back for a
 week in November and December as well.
So I guess for now,
I have one foot in retirement,
and one foot at 3 Springs :-)

it all feels SO GOOD!


  1. Congratulations. I'd say you have definitely earned your retirement!

  2. YAY! Way to go! Love the way you photographed your last day...Wish we had done that...See you soon!

  3. and if you do get up at 5:30 I can guarantee the coffee will taste better....

  4. Congratulations!!! You're not gonna miss that 5:30 alarm one bit! Can't wait to meet up with you on the road!

  5. Congratulations! You're still going to wake up at 5:30 for awhile but you won't have to get up!

  6. Congratulations on your retirement. Try to remember to take a picture of yourself and what you did on your first day of retirement. I did that and it's fun to look back on it.

  7. 5:30 am? What's that? You'll be saying that in no time!

    Welcome to the club! :c)

  8. will adjust quickly I'm sure...enjoy!!!

  9. Congratulations to you, what a great accomplishment! Enjoy your new life.

  10. I'm sure it is both exciting and scary!
    You will wonder how you had time to work.


  11. Sounds like a very fair trade off. You retire, set your own hours and do a little bit and get paid. NICE JOB!! You did it, you made it to full timing. And now you are off and we get to go along. Fun times really start now! Congratulations!!

  12. Congratulations!!! Enjoy the journey!!! It is a blast out here!!!

    Be sure to wear your boots when you put your foot back in the door so you can SLIP out;o))

    Safe Travels and Happy Trails.......

  13. Congratulations! You and George are going to love it. Can't wait to see you on the road.