It has certainly been an eventful week. At the top of the list is Teresa retiring from civil service after 30 years. She is only 53 years old so I would say she is doing quite well to retire so early. I still have a little less than two years before I will be joining her in retirement. I don’t think it has sunk into her yet that she is retired. I don’t think that will happen until she wakes up Monday morning and realizes that she doesn’t actually have to go to work that day or any other day after that. I can only imagine what it will be like to not have to work after having worked all my adult life. To say I am a little jealous would be an understatement. The biggest thing will be when I retire and we can move to our new home in either Texas or New Mexico. Now that will be a momentous event.
I have been spending money like I had a lot of it also. In the last couple of days I received my copy of Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise Edition. What is great about that is that it cost me only $20. Don’t worry, it is a perfectly legal copy. The U.S. Army has an Enterprise License Agreement with Microsoft that allows me to buy it for that price. I also received my new Panasonic PV-GS320 camcorder. I really wanted a camcorder for filming the LDRS competition I will be attending in July. I don’t think a still picture alone will do justice to the launching and flight of these big rockest. The Panasonic was a CNET best buy and it really was a great deal. The camcorder has a 3 CCD element, 10X zoom, mini DV and SD media (the SD is for taking 3.1 mpixel photos) support, and a host of other features. I am really impressed with all its capabilities and features. I took a couple of short clips yesterday and they really look good.
I still have three books on order and a t-shirt that I ordered from Michelle Malkin’s web site. I should have those next week. So the camcorder cost about $400 but I ordered a 4 GB SD media card online from Best Buy. That one set me back about $26.00 with shipping. I have to cut this one short because I have to go to church. Yardwork is in the cards when I return but I think I am done shopping for a while.