If you read back in the blog, you’ll see I retired.
Retired is not “doing nothing”. Rather, it’s “doing what I want, when I want and on my schedule”.
My wife asked me to coach the robotics team at her high school. This is from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, three days a week. This is a volunteer position. There is a lot of learning going on during these time; using tools, problem solving, team work and “engineer think”. I feel this is an important thing and I will be there unless I’m deployed or my family needs me. This is my chance to give back to the world.
I’m driving a school bus on field trips for multiple schools. These days start with my inspecting the bus around 7:30am and since the schools finish up at 2pm, the buses are always back to school by 1:30pm. I’m doing this 2 or 3 days a week. This gives the kids a chance to see things outside of school and gives me a chance to see that the future world will be in good hands.
And, I’m busy catching up on the house maintenance that got deferred while I was working full time.