Stepping outside today is wonderful! Although we live in a neighborhood, the houses are at a distance from one another, and during the daytime there is not a lot going on. So yes, it is an immense quiet! The snow acts like a big soft muffler, and the sounds change.
And yes, once upon a time I did counted cross stitch! I learned in 1976 from my cousin-in-law, Sandy Larson, in Tom's Place, CA. It really is a little town that's mostly a small resort. Bob and I lived and worked there during a summer break from college, because Uncle Gordon owned Tom's Place. I worked in the general store and Bob worked in the gas station. It was beautiful, in the eastern Sierras, north of Bishop and south of Mammoth Lakes on highway 395. If you ever travel that road, do turn off and have a bite to eat at the cafe. It has changed hands, but the last time we went there, it was still all operational. And if you like vintage, maybe even rustic, then this is your place! We lived in a little borrowed trailer parked by Rock Creek, no hookups, just a beautiful place to wake up in the morning.
Today I have a long list of things to do to get us ready to travel very soon. And today is Bob's last day of work at North Memorial Health Care in Robbinsdale, MN. I think he said that he has been there 31 years. It has been a good fit for him. His department, IT, held a cake and coffee gathering in his honor. He had a great chance to say hi and goodbye to many people he has worked with over the years, as an RN in the Trauma ED, an educator and then in the Information Technology (IT) department. His work there was a good fit, because he is an analytical kind of guy who likes puzzles!
I'm glad that Bob has had so many wonderful people to work with! The people are the important part of work. Because, after all, those computer screens won't take you out for apps and drinks after work!
2/22/2019 01:32:34 pm
Happy Retirement! I will raise a glass 🥃
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