When C walks in the door in five hours or so he will be officially retired. The party's been had, the speeches done, the gifts received, his working career is over in a nice way. He is ready. Not sure I am, but we have exciting times ahead.
He has worked the past 17 years in the office at a shipping terminal. The day he got his job his horoscope read "Your ship has come in." Now, on his last day, a new ship is scheduled to arrive in port. It's name? The Santiago. I guess his ship has come in as retirement planning includes a trek on the Camino de Santiago. His work has ended, bring on the next phase!
The party was on Friday night:
The gift presented above, is a frame with pictures taken of us at the company Christmas Party this year. One of the best pictures ever of us and one of the worst. I'll share the good one:
What makes it nice is that it exists. C REFUSES to have his picture taken by photographers, having ruined, with a frown or a silly face, what would have been nice shots. Blogless Marsha can attest to this as she has witnessed this behaviour on many a cruise ship. In this one, however, he is truly happy. He was probably thinking about retirement.
Now it's my turn. T minus 32 days and counting.