February 1, 2008 marks the 9th anniversary of the start of my last major weight loss. In addition to starting another major weight loss on this 9th anniversary of my last loss, I want to start getting to bed earlier, and make major inroads in my "stuff" review goal. I still want to go out every day, and enjoy my meetings / movies; however, I have to be more focused on my retirement goals when I get home for the night.
I just received news that my former boss passed away New Year's Eve. Carol was a great person, and one of the best bosses I ever had. We frequently had different pov's on things; however, Carol always asked my opinion, and always respected my opinion. I will certainly miss Carol, and I will always be grateful to her for hiring me, and giving me the opportunity for a very rewarding career while working with her. Thanks Carol, you will always be remembered by me.
Carol's passing was also a wake-up call for me. We don't know how many healthy years of retirement we will get to enjoy. I must refocus on my retirement projects, and make a decision about where I want to spend my retirement years. The last two winters were mild in Boston so the Florida relocation plans were put on the back burner. This winter started out cold, and snowy. I am leaning toward mid-October to mid-April in Florida, and mid-April to mid-October in Boston. I do like living in Boston, but the winters are too cold for me. I must make a decision, and then make appropriate plans.