Thursday Update – Wow is it Almost February?

Looks like I haven’t been posting much lately and I know I’ve not been doing my regular Sunday posts for a long time. I never really know what I’m going to do on this blog and never make promises or predictions of what I might do, but likely I’ll be changing things up a bit in the next few weeks. This will be the tenth year I’ve been doing this blog and a lot has changed since I started. I’m might change to a new WordPress theme as the one I’m using is no long supported, I might start posting different content – heck I might even put a new picture of me on the front page.

You never know. Retired life is busy but relaxed. This month has been party month. Both Heather and I have birthdays this month – a week a part so we often just have a long celebration week. Last Sunday was the big party:

I made the sign by printing out Scrabble letter titles from a website our son found and he ran streamers everywhere.

It’s been cold here so not much happening in the yard, but I’m still doing some scroll saw work. Current projects almost completed:

Just one more bird to cut out and then I’m done with that. The other things are just Christmas ornaments.

I do have a couple of projects left before I start moving on to shop and yard projects as the weather warms up:

The drawing is a thing Heather wants me to build. More on that as I get to work on that.

The other big projects here have been more in the legal and financial area. It’s that time to update our estate planning and I’m doing some major reshuffling of our retirement funds. That and tax time is just about here. I wouldn’t have thought retirement taxes would be this weird, but the government never wants to loosen its grip on your wallet. Sorry but no pictures on any of that – somethings you just don’t want photos of.

Well, time to take the party decorations down while I’m waiting for the account, lawyer and broker to call me back. If you need me – I’ll be on the ladder removing tape and streamers.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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27 Responses to Thursday Update – Wow is it Almost February?

  1. Debra says:

    Your scroll work is just beautiful, Andrew!

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  2. G. J. Jolly says:

    Andrew, first off, Happy Belated Birthday for both Heather and you.

    It’ll be interesting to see what you decide to go with on your blog here. The art and functions of the themes have change a bit over the years.

    Is that a birdhouse in that drawing?

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  3. pommepal says:

    Happt birthday to you both and I am impressed with the delicate, intricate scroll work. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

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  4. Happy Birthday to you both. 🙂 It sounds like you are on top of things. I find myself settling into a ‘winter routine’ here after Christmas. We are expecting our third major winter storm in four weekends. But we are ready. Take care and enjoy your time. Your place is beautiful! 🙂

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  5. Happy belated birthday to both of you! I had to change my blog theme awhile back for the same reason you’re considered — no longer supported on WP. Actually, I had a hard time choosing one I liked or that wasn’t premium. Good luck with that! And keep enjoying retirement — we surely do.

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  6. Happy birthday to both, best wishes

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  7. pIEdTyPe says:

    Happy Birthday to Heather. And it looks like the man of the house has been doing a lot of intricate cutting. You know what they say about idle hands.

    I changed themes recently and the update was refreshing. The change was much easier than several I’ve done in the past.

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  8. dfolstad58 says:

    I like your projects and admire your wood work projects and of course Fridays are always fun for me to visit. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary.

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  9. Happy birthday to both of you! 🙂 (And I love the Scrabble tiles – great idea!)

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  10. Happy birthday, Heather! And I hope you’re enjoying retirement. Woot!

    I need a new theme, too, WP doesn’t support mine. Sigh.

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  11. Well, Happy Birthday! (Just get rid of that yellow rose thingy. When I repost your stuff, that’s all that comes up and just might not hint at the fun a new reader might be in for!)

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