Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Slightly less retired

After all the hoohah I've made about how much I've enjoyed being retired over the last year, I must confess that a part time job has fallen into my lap. A couple of half days a week at a local optometrist (5 minute walk from home) shouldn't put too much of a dent in my leisure time. I'll see how it goes. This week I was needed for two full days though, and today was my first full day's work since retiring last year. I was able to come home for lunch - nice!

The Man Who Cooks was working from home today, also supervising the final step of our 40 year old pool's renovation. It has been empty for weeks, waiting for weather to co-operate. Last week it was too windy, blowing stuff into the pool that would have ruined the new surface before it got a chance to harden. Today was also windy but not as much, and apparently the garden beds are covered in tarps to stop the stuff from blowing around. I don't dare look.


Susie said...

Careful: I've heard that part time jobs can quickly turn into full time jobs. (just kidding)
I'm sure it's a nice diversion and will help supply some extra spending money for your retirement hobbies!!

Annette said...

I agree with Susie, Val. Look out that your two part days a week doesn't bloom into 20 hours and then some! In the meantime, have fun.


Joan said...

As I fellow retiree who "fell" into a partime job, I agree with all who warn about the dangers of part-time becoming most-time. But I do appreciate having something to look forward to so I wish you lots of fun!

jellyhead said...

Well if you enjoy it, why NOT, hey?

I'm sure the extra dollars will help you buy more craft gear, completely guilt-free!

Diane J. said...

Hi, Val. You've changed your template since I was last here visiting. :-)

I agree about part time becoming more full time if you're not careful. Here in our area if you're dependable they'll work you to death!

And by the way, regarding the post below this one: I zig zag, too. ;D

Love and hugs,


PEA said...

Well good for you! You can give it a try and if you find it's just too much, you can just resign! I've heard a lot of people retire and then get so bored they get a part time job! lol xox

Miss Eagle said...

Now what does a librarian do at the optometrist's? Catalogue the lenses?

Blessings and bliss

Miss Eagle said...

Now what does a librarian do at the optometrist's? Catalogue the lenses?

Blessings and bliss

Alice said...

Hope you enjoy your little foray back into the workaday world. Is it on a fairly flexible basis or are you tied down to those timeslots each week? I think that's my problem about part-time work, I don't want to be tied down to a regular commitment.

Hope the pool repairs are successful. Can't have you swimming on a hot summer's day and finding yourself high and dry in the bottom of the pool.

T*mmy said...

Well, it sounds ideal to me...I love working a doctor's office and two or three days a week within walking distance would be awesome!

Merle said...

Hi Val ~~ Good luck with the new job, and you can always leave if it doesn't work out, and it is so handy.
Thanks for your comments about my B/W
photos - they evoke some memories.
The hotel cards are a worry for those who use them. Take care, Val and
enjoy whatever you do. Love, Merle.

Kali said...

Congratulations on the new part time work. I hope it works out well for you.

Good luck with the poor reno, hopefully it will be finished for you soon.

Kali said...

p.s. Yay for Tankamoto!

Cris said...

Hope you enjoy your new job!!! But Val, I am curious also, what are you doing there?

Kerri said...

I hope your pool is all finished and ready to fill up by now. Soon you'll have swimming weather again...and we'll be cold....yuk!
The job sounds ideal for you Val, and couldn't be more convenient, only 5 mins walk from home.
I hope you really enjoy it.