It’s been a month of challenges – I worked until March 15th, when I went on vacation to Virginia to work on my property. I told my boss before I left that I was going to devote some serious thought to retirement while I was on vacation. He told me not to make a rash decision, which I guess is a compliment, after a fashion. But I’m going back to work on Tuesday with the decision: I’m retiring – how much advance notice would you like? I’m not going to retire just yet – I’m fervently hoping that I will be accepted by Haystack for a wood sculpture class that I signed up for in January. That would be the perfect transition into retirement for me. I will have to wait until April 23 for the yea/nay decision on that matter.
In the meantime, I’ve been devoting a lot of time to thinking about how to build the house of my dreams. I found this really cool house while searching on the term “zen wabi wabi” and I’d love to build something similar. I have a two books on Wabi-Sabi – Wabi Sabi Simple, by Richard Powell, and Wabi-Sabi: the Japanese Art of Impermanence. I should re-read them.
I have a couple of contractors that are going to do a few things for me in the next few months – hopefully, things will all come together in early June – the class starts June 9 and it would be a perfect way to start my retirement!