Friday, January 4, 2013

A Couple of "F" Words and more

Faerdig; Finis; Finito; Fertig; Finisat

Or how about Terminado; Cesado; Acabado; Completed; Nothing left to be done...in other words, RETIRED

Mr O finished work today. Not just for the weekend, but he is really finished...after 44 and a 1/2 years of mining he is calling it quits. I have been packing his lunch for over 43 years and I packed the last lunch today; he made his last trip home from work on a road he has driven for over 33 years.

I am so proud of what he has accomplished in his carreer. To rise from miner to mine manager with just a high school education does not happen too often. You generally need an engineering degree at the least; but he has come up through the ranks and worked hard and smart and has done well for himself.  Mining has taken him from mines in Northern Ontario, to Quebec, to Greenland, New Brunswick, Australia and even drilling and blasting tunnels under the Bay of Fundy for a Nuclear Power Plant!

It has been quite a ride...

Our lives are about to change...many decisions ahead for us, but for now we will enjoy some well deserved time together to just relax.

He is retiring from work, but not from life... Mr O has started a training program to run the Ottawa Marathon; he has several trips he is planning for us that include China, France and Alaska; he has a great desire to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro (not with me!) and some work that needs to be done on our home, and various other things to keep him busy.


CONGRATULATIONS AND HAPPY RETIREMENT MR. O
YOU HAVE WORKED HARD AND YOU DESERVE IT!

A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job.
--Ella Harris

6 comments:

Linda H said...

Congrats to Mr. O. He has had a career to be proud of. Sounds like retirement is well deserved. And I bet you WON'T miss making those lunches...

JoAnne said...

Congratulations to you Mr. O!! What a great career. (By the way, I lived for 4 years in Alaska--if you want any tips about where to go/what to see/etc. just let me know!)

regan said...

A well deserved congrats to both of you!

HollyM said...

Congrats, Wendy! Exciting things ahead!

Donna C. said...

Congratulations, Georges and Wendy: happy retirement...hope you get to do all of the things on the "Bucket List"....do them now, while the health is still good and before the travel insurance rates go up!

Jackie said...

Enjoy, enjoy and enjoy every moment! As quoted by my husband ( and he knows for a fact) , Georges is indeed a very smart man! This is why he has a very smart woman by his side! Congratulations to both of you!

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