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Hated my new boss enough to get fired. Talked with my corporate godfather to make sure I would get a decent parachute, was assured, became mildly insubordinate until I got the pink slip.

As it turns out Mrs. Goofy got a dream job at about the same time (required relocation) so I became what realtors call “the trailing spouse.” She went ahead, I sold the house, tended the pets until moving day some weeks later, she found a house in the new city (Knoxville), we bought, I moved and set up the new house while she put her nose to the grindstone.

I got a job down here which lasted 18 months, it was a mistake, I resigned. Haven’t regretted it for a single second. Bought an RV, she also quit (after 6 years) and we toured American coast to coast and top to bottom, something that would not be possible for us today (thanks to my slow motion health collapse.)

We’ve never had champagne tastes, but retirement tastes like champagne every day,
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