We are in Arizona for the winter, and the end of 2021 brings an exciting time for Mike; he is officially retired. When we travel, we don’t have to plan around meetings, or if the WIFi is sufficient for Zoom. We can take a walk, hike, or bike ride anytime during the day. (After he gets his hip replacement done) We could sleep in if it weren’t for our puppy, Stanley. Stanley’s getting better; he sleeps through the night and gets up anywhere from 6 to 7 am, that’s sleeping in for us.

Tonight, we had a wonderful retirement dinner with Joscelyn, Nicole, and Dan. The food at Dominic’s was superb, and the service impeccable. Mike ordered the Alaskan King Crab Legs and enjoyed every bite.

Earlier, his company, Sumika, had a get together at the Culinary Drop
Out. For over 11 years, Mike has worked for this company. Many of his colleagues attended and said nice things about him. I noticed over the past month that many customers thanked him for their relationship and that they would truly miss him. The comments were touching and sincere. Having meetings in an RV, I can testify the remarks they made were genuine.

We will start traveling again at the end of February; new adventures await!

Congratulations, Mike, you’ve worked hard for decades, now it’s time to relax and as your t-shirt says, RETIRED 2021, NOT MY PROBLEM ANYMORE.

I want to personally say thank you for all you’ve done to support our family. I love you.



  1. CONGRATULATIONS Mike!!! That’s so exciting-what an accomplishment so happy for you both!! Your “Love Journey” will be even more free and fun. Enjoy enjoy enjoy!!


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