A Day in the Life

One of the questions we were asked early on in our travels was “What do you do all day?” Now, I would have understood had that question been asked by a working friend, but it was a seasoned retiree who asked. At first I hardly knew what to say, but my response was “Well, what do YOU do all day?” Because whether you live in an apartment, a condo, a house or a bus, life is life.

Today started with coffee and breakfast and then we got serious about Christmas cards, which were finished pretty quickly with an assembly line process. Signatures done by the person whose writing is most legible…check. Address labels and stamps applied…check. Christmas letter folded and inserted into cards in envelopes…check. Envelopes sealed with no paper cuts…check. By mid-morning, we were ready to go to the post office.

Next to the bank with a deposit. Most of our banking can be accomplished online, but checks still demand a visit to the bank. Well, we did bank by mail when our location wasn’t near a branch of our bank.

While we were out, we decided to eat at Wendy’s for lunch.  Their chili with a baked potato is really warming on a cold Wednesday morning. About that time, LeRoy suggested we should be taking pictures of all these places to add to this post! Since I think most of you know what Dillons and Wendy’s look like, I declined.

A quick stop to see friends turned into a shopping trip for an elusive Christmas item and we didn’t get away until more than an hour later. We rarely leave their house without something and today it was a sweater she can’t wear anymore. LeRoy took one look and said “Remember, we live in a bus?” I did find a place to store it when we got home, though.

Supper, filling the Jeep with gas and watching a new-to-us TV show, Sing Off, rounded out the evening and now it’s past bedtime and I’m still on the computer! Tomorrow we’ll leave here early enough to pick up Heidi’s kids and take them to school. Later in the day we’ll see the chiropractor since we’re in the neighborhood and watch Jadelyn’s first school Christmas program.

So life is life, even if your house is mobile. What do you do all day?

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3 Responses to A Day in the Life

  1. Becky Funke says:

    So it is true….when you retire you wonder how you found time to work!

  2. Arlene Klaassen says:

    I picked up your blog address off of the Westsider article and have followed along since. You write so well and I have enjoyed all that you have written. My husband and I are retired so we can understand “retired” living. We, however, haven’t sold our house & hit the road. We are comfortable traveling by motorcoach with Prudent Tours. We are WSU shocker fans-men’s basketball, volleyball and baseball. We also love the Lord and teach 3 yr olds at First Mennonnite Brethren Church.

    I will continue to enjoy your blog.

    Wishing you & Leroy a Merry Christmas.

    Arlene and husband Arnie Klaassen

    • 2010liberty says:

      Thanks for your comment. I have often wondered if anyone other than my family and close friends reads the blog. I’m glad you find it interesting. I enjoy writing it. We haven’t done any bus tours but I’ve always thought it sounded like fun. The woman I walked with for 10+ years has gone all over the US on tours and highly recommends them. I hope someday we’ll get the opportunity to try one. Maybe we’ll meet up with you on the road!
      Anne Willis

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