Hello friends and Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was wonderful and I hope the new year is off to a good start for all of you.
I have so much I want to tell you about that I don't even know where to begin. I guess I'll just start with what's going on now and save the rest for later when I can get back to my regular blogging schedule.
I have this whole weekend off! It's the first in the last five and a half months. I did have company coming in this weekend but something came up and they had to cancel their visit. There was no way I was going to fill either job in on that bit of news. You are going to be my company this weekend instead and it's long past time for us to catch up a bit!
In my last post I wrote about my absence from blogging while I've been working the two jobs. Some wanted to know why such a drastic change from being retired to working two jobs. Well, we may have appeared to be fully retired, but that was only due to the pandemic. My husband and I are retired from our careers, but we had both still been working post retirement jobs. We didn't have to work a lot, but we did still work here and there.
When the pandemic came along we didn't want to take any risks. I'm thankful we had planned ahead before leaving our careers and had a decent emergency fund saved to rely on, but we knew we would have to get back to work as soon as we safely could. It was never in our plan to have to work quite so hard again, but Covid changed a lot of things for a lot of people. It is what it is. I can't say I'm thrilled about it, but I suppose a few more years of hard work won't kill us.
Back in August my husband applied for and was offered a position with the post office. I was a little shocked, I thought he was probably too old to get hired there, but they did hire him. Then came the long wait. He is finally getting ready to start orientation next week - talk about the post office being slow! Meanwhile I've been working nonstop between the two jobs and biding my time while waiting for him to get started. I will finally be able to cut back on hours once he gets rolling. I know some of you are curious, I'll tell you about my jobs and how working 60 hours a week came about so quickly in a later post - crazy times!
Now all I can hope for is that we both remain Covid free. Things were finally looking so much better after being vaccinated, then I go back to work and look at how things are now! Working with the general public day in and day out really concerns me, especially with most people here still not wear masks - don't forget we live in
Florida Floriduh. My husband and I are fully vaccinated, including the booster, so all we can do is play it as safe as we can and hope for the best.
I hope this post will be the start of my return to blogging. I still won't be around daily for a while like I was before, but at least more often than I have been in recent months. I look forward to catching up more with all of you, I've missed you!