It's official. I told the directors that I'm retiring as of December 31st. I will return to work part-time (3 days a week) in January - but only because I don't really have any other plans for beating boredom during the winter months. Since I'm firmly convinced that we will have record snowfall in order to atone for the spectacular summer weather, I don't imagine I'll be coming into the office all that often anyhow.
May 30th will be my official, official last day. I will stay in town for Festival Polynesia, then hit the road right afterwards. Prince Porketta and I have tentatively made plans to do a loop around Ontario, to see some of the old family homesteads. The rest of the summer will be at Grundy. After that, who knows.... wherever the trail beckons, I suppose.