February 21, 2004 - Saturday
Like a kid who can't wait for Christmas, I've
been rushing my retirement paperwork so I can get a head start. On
Monday I started using my excess vacation and only went in Tuesday to clear
out my desk and have lunch with my co-workers for the last time. So
far, I haven't felt much like celebrating. The fact that I'm no longer
working hasn't really sunk in and I keep waiting for someone to pull the rug
out from under me. I feel a bit like I did as a kid, looking forward to
After retirement my dental coverage will not
be as comprehensive as it is now so on Thursday I went in to get a crown.
The tooth wasn't bothering me but it was chipped so they wanted to crown it
anyway. He ended up doing a root canal and I go back in two weeks for
the permanent crown. So far everything has gone smoothly. He
prescribed Vicodin for pain and penicillin for possible infection.
Hoping for rain tonight though not too much.
With all the vegetation burned, we've been having mudslides.
First the chicken coop burned and now the
remnants are being buried by mud washing down from the hill behind. At
least small patches of grass are beginning to sprout on the surrounding