Since I retired six weeks ago, many people have asked How do you like retirement?
I have not been able to describe it because most of that time has been spent recovering from knee surgery. However, here are a few things I have noticed.
- Increase in dirty dishes. Of course, because I now eat all meals at home instead of grabbing breakfast and lunch at work.
- Fewer miles driven in car. This was expected since my work commute was 52 miles round trip. But I didn’t think about the lower gas mileage I am now getting. Little jaunts around town reduce my previous highway driving miles/gallon. Oh well.
- Shopping on weekdays is less crowded and less stressful. Doing errands, such as grocery shopping and banking, is so less crowded on a weekday than right after work or on a weekend. Thus takes less time too.
I am sure more observations will be coming as I settle in to the glory days!