I have the good fortune of a ten-month contract, which means I get a couple months off during the summer. My spouse has the same good fortune. So we are double fortunate. Last summer was my first no tworking since I was a pretty young. I even had a paper route before I was a teenager. Since my wife did some tutoring last summer, this will be our first where we both don’t have to work. Today was my last day of work.
Really, it was an easy day. I was on call to take phone calls. I never got any. I did need to wrap up a few things but overall it was cake. I had to run some errands–post office, motor vehicle department, garden supply store–and I got a few things done to boot. It was a busy day in toto. I even busted out the weedwhacker and finished just before the thunderstorm hit. Not bad.
So now I have lots to tend to. I hope to do some exterior painting and take care of lots of odds and ends. If I can get cracking, I will feel good about getting some things done before I can relax and play. We have a couple of trips planned–not too far but far enough–but mostly just hope to take advantage of what comes our way.
Summer. You can’t beat it. I look forward to a bunch of days with my family, with time to take care of projects, time to read, time to eat creemies. Time to do whatever. Mostly I look forward to having no schedule, to taking the days as they come. I look forward to enjoying where I live. People come here for vacations, after all. I plan to get some work done but, let’s face it, I need to take some vacation time as well.