TALES OF OUR TRAVELS AND OUR LOVE OF ADVENTURE

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Big Day

Yesterday was what I would call a momentous day.  Three significant events occurred - and I've turned the corner to start the big countdown.

1) At lunch, I met with a friend, Linda, who shared with me her two giant scrapbooks of her trip up the Al-Can Highway to Fairbanks and Anchorage and then back down to the US. It jump-started my planning for our trip this coming summer - and I came back to the office and immediately got online to order a couple of books.  (Milepost and another guide to camping along the highway in the Yukon and Alaska) Now the actual planning begins!

2) At 4:00 a notary came to my office to meet with me and my husband, and we signed all the final paperwork to refinance our house.  This is a big deal to us since we knocked our mortgage payment down nearly $400/month - from $1087 to $709.  We now have a bit more ready cash to pay off some bills.

3) At 4:45 I made it to the district office in time to turn in my retirement papers.  Since the district is offering an incentive, and set 25 as the "magic number" of people it needed for the incentive to "go," I was thrilled to learn that we have 33 already.  So I'm retiring, officially, on June 2nd!!!!!!!!!

As of today, there are exactly 100 school days left to go!  The widget on my sidebar shows how long including weekends and holidays.

8 comments:

Donna aka Froggi said...

What a great day!!! Congrats!!

Merikay said...

It has been a good year for refinancing. To bad so much of our equity has disappeared over the last few years.

Judy and Emma said...

Good for you!! Isn't it a relief? :)

Dixxe said...

I know you feel such elation! THE trip sounds like a true adventure that both of you will LOVE! It will be exciting to follow along--

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Nothing better than knowing when your last day of work will be. Congrats!

K and D in the RV said...

Congratulations to you on setting a retirement date. It feels good to take some things off the LIST and move forward, I am sure!

Lynilu said...

Very auspicious day! I hope for you everything you can imagine! Let the countdown begin!!

~ Marie ~ said...

Congratulations! It's an amazing time watching a new chapter unfold. When we were in your shoes ... and even today we tried to be 'open to the possibilities'. What a fun and joyful time!