Once the company gets back the background check and the state approves his Guard Card, he will be assigned. I don\’t know how I feel about it all. I guess I feel a bit sad. All in all, I have enjoyed our time together and I will miss him more than he misses me because he will be working. But I will enjoy my time – which I do seem to need a lot of quiet/alone time for me to function. He\’s the exact opposite. He likes being with people, talking, and just staying active around people. He\’s a go-go person and I am a homebody.
Oh well, they say opposites attract. The good thing is he understands my need for alone time. I can\’t have people talking to me all the time, or I get overwhelmed. I am quiet but I do enjoy listening if there is quality in the conversation. Many times, when I want to be quiet, I will encourage him to talk to me just so he knows, I am not totally shut down.
Oh, he has so many plans for the extra money. That\’s another area we are different in. I am perfectly happy, and content. He is too, but he still loves his toys and tools, etc. He wants to build an extension on his work shed but with the cost of wood now, he didn\’t want to deplete our cash reserve. It\’s tripled since last year and I thought it was expensive last year. There are a few things with the house he wants to get done. He wants more nice dinners out, more date nights, and a few more 3-4 day weekends together. Maybe if we can find someone to take care of our neurotic dog, we would take a vacation. We need to work on that.
A few of the projects he has planned, we had thought would have been done by now, by the time he retired but since he retired out early he\’s having to supplement it with a part-time job in his retirement. So I feel bad about that but he seems to be happy and excited to do this. It would be terrible if he hated it and felt he HAD to do this.
It will all work out.