Friday, March 14, 2008
The last couple of days have been busy. On Wednesday we went to a spring baseball game and on Thursday I entered a pool tournament at Lussows community pool hall. If that wasn't enough excitement we also got lost driving around the big city!
Paul had told us that spring baseball had started and asked if we wanted to go to a cubs baseball game. We like baseball so it was a no brainer and we headed off to the game between the Texas Rangers and the Cubs, in Surprise. The seats we got were great, right next to the dugout on the first base side. It was hot at first but the sun went behind some thin clouds and it turned into a really pleasant afternoon. The cubs lost, as usual, and so the largely cub crowd went home disappointed, but it was really nice to be watching a game at spring training. We had to remind ourselves that this was retirement and not a vacation.
On Thursday I went to Paul's house and he took me to the pool hall, where we warmed up before playing in a round robin eight ball tournament. I ended up 2-3, after winning the first two games and then playing like a klutz. Defense is the way to play! More important, the other players were friendly and I didn't mind getting taken for the buck entry.
After returning home we had some errands, getting flea meds for the dog and a black tank hose for the house. So we drove back to Surprise, where the animal hospital and Walmart are located. After spending too much money the fun began. I was tired and we came out a different entrance from the Walmart. I turned right and then decided that we were going the wrong way so I made a 180 and drove quite a way before realizing that everything was new. We made another 180 and after a while got back to where we should have been in the first place. Thank goodness the truck has a compass.
After getting back home a nap was in order and the rest of the day was mostly uneventful. Renita did get a call from her sister, Pam, who told us she was retireing! We have often talked about out past life, when we were working. Our jobs seem like a dream, even though it has been less than a year since retirement. Retirement is good. Clear skies.