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Em-Powered

All photos taken on May 18, 2022.

This was the predicted rainy day on the West Coast of Vancouver Island and throughout the Island itself. Couple that with high winds and you have a recipe for disaster, for sure.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

6 thoughts on “Em-Powered

  1. This post brings back good memories of spending my summers at our cottage. I always loved seeing the storms come across the lake and running to the neighbors to play cards, board games, or watch a movie on a stormy day.

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    1. When the power is down and no devices work, the only things left are games and conversation. We did get out for a nice wet walk too. I could think of worse places to encounter a power outage. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan

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    1. Board games, reading, conversation, contemplation, all the things we do not find time for when we lock into our screens. My son can play board games every day, all day long. He is the king. Thanks for reading Marion. Allan

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  2. While I do not like to hear that people had it rough due to the storms, I do like to hear about a day being unplugged and well spent. Sometimes situations like that just aren’t bad…

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