Go-Go and the Homebody

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. 

3 thoughts on “Go-Go and the Homebody

  1. Anonymous June 13, 2021 / 12:24 am

    I'm glad he's excited about it, and it will keep him young!My hubby is the quieter of the two of us, but I like some alone time too.

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  2. Anonymous June 13, 2021 / 10:45 am

    Debby, This post hit home because I too am the homebody and would not care if I ever left this hose ever again and Joe is constantly out and running around all over the place…Good thing he loves shopping because he is in every single store there is by us by 11 am!!! Joe needs a part time job but he can not take one until I turn 65 and can get medicare…I am receiving tax credits for my health care through the Obama care and now even more through he American Rescue act so I would loose those if he started to work and whatever money he did earn would only go for my healthcare. Hopefully , we will survive another year and a half and then he can work part time….Thanks for sharing!Hugs,Deb

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  3. Anonymous June 14, 2021 / 12:03 am

    I love my alone time

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