Does Ben ever do something productive??
Ben is a stereotypical retiree. not all of us are like him – many, like me, are caring for disabled spouses and have so much on their plate it’s not funny. Still, I like the comic, it does often give me a needed laugh.
I am busier now than I was before I retired. Having to answer question from people at the office does make a difference.
Welp, gonna need a stop-light…
Find a quiet space!
surprised the dog isn’t passing through as well
Someone’s in the wrong lane.
Husband was burned out in his early 50s. My accounting practice was much larger then and we had hopes of building up our handcrafted business so I ran the numbers and suggested he take a 6 month leave of absence from his job with an eye towards his feeling better and the idea that if he needed to – he would quit his job. He ended up quitting his job after the 6 months – it took a full year before he was so bored he wanted to go back to work – too late by then.
So,while we said he had not retired – merely changed careers from a well paying career in mental health to “starving artist with a patroness”.
Part of the agreement was that he would be on his own and I would live my days as I had before while he was work. I made the mistake of asking of he wanted to come out with me for my “Friday out alone” one week – and gradually we were together more and more all the time. Other than times like now – he is on his desktop computer in the office and I am on my laptop in the kitchen and the day a month I had been going to my remaining business client and the day once a month I went to my embroidery chapter meeting (both stopped during Covid and I am not ready to return to either yet) we are now together 24/7/365!
Haven’t killed him yet.