First milestone: Wow. Over the last 18 months we downsized, minimized, donated, gave away, and trashed in order to move from the house into our current one bedroom apartment. Over the next 60 days we will be minimizing still further from the apartment eventually into two suitcases each. Over the last two weeks Tracy has scanned, edited, and uploaded about 7,000 hard-copy photos; snap shots, wallet-sized, Polaroids, 3X5’s, 4X6’s, 5X7’s, 8X10’s, and 10X13’s. I’ve uploaded dozens and dozens of digital photo files from CD’s and DVD’s onto a one terabyte external hard drive. Add to that work scanning all the legal documents that we may need that doesn’t require the actual “hard copies”. The scanning ended up being a huge project to complete. We loved taking photos of the kids when they were growing up. Now we are delivering and mailing the photos and other family memorabilia to the adult kids.
Second milestone: The semester started today at the college today. For the first time in twenty-three years I’m not teaching either full-time or part-time at TMCC.
Third milestone: My first pension check from the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (NV PERS) arrived today. After 32 years of public service in law enforcement and teaching I am retired.