HELLLLLLLOOOOO, Retirement !

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RNNPICU, BSN, RN

1,265 Posts

Specializes in PICU.
On 5/1/2020 at 7:44 PM, Davey Do said:

Due to having time to do both what I need and want to do, I got my '51 Chevy pickup back on the road!

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Will you drive the Chevy to the levy but it was dry?

CONGRATS on fixing your truck!

Davey Do

10,468 Posts

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years).
1 hour ago, RNNPICU said:

Will you drive the Chevy to the levy but it was dry?

CONGRATS on fixing your truck!

5 hours ago, Davey Do said:

Alas & forlorn, amolucia, the Blue Funk being "On the Road Again" was a short sojourn...

...the inertial symptoms exacerbated to the point it wouldn't start...

Now that I've pretty much made the decision to retire, I have world enough and time to tinker with the Blue Funk.

RNNPICU, I can't drive my Chevy to the levy, since it has exacerbated symptoms of inertia, but I can be a good ole boy drinking whiskey and rye!

Davey Do

10,468 Posts

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years).

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Daisy4RN

2,221 Posts

Specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.
On 5/1/2020 at 5:44 PM, Davey Do said:

Due to having time to do both what I need and want to do, I got my '51 Chevy pickup back on the road!

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My husband likes to work on cars and does a happy dance much like yours. And then a sad dance once it doesn't work anymore, kinda on ongoing thing with him. I am not a mechanic or anything but are you sure the problem isn't the fact that Colby is driving (no matter how cute!). Well like you said at least you have time now and hopefully will find the problem. Time until the fates step in again anyway?!

Davey Do

10,468 Posts

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years).
On 5/6/2020 at 12:11 PM, Daisy4RN said:

My husband likes to work on cars and does a happy dance much like yours. And then a sad dance once it doesn't work anymore, kinda on ongoing thing with him.

I feel his pain. Please give Hubbie my empathy and regards.

I'm still doing some job hunting, checking online every day, to see what's out there. I didn't pass the audition with Anomaly Memorial Hospital, but really wasn't too attracted to the position.

But I'm having a great time making lots & lots of progress on multiple projects. And it is so cool that I invested in some time ago and bought things that I am just now using.

For example, I broke the composite handle on my splitting maul. I found, in my garage and garden shed, another head and handle. The handle still had the metal & wood wedges still attached to it from when I bought it years ago! So, in essence, I now have a new splitting maul! There are multiple other examples...

Another is the Flextile couch Belinda wanted that cost me a pretty penny bought just over a year ago. That is one great couch! Last night, Belinda and I were sitting on that couch watching the movie "Gangster Citizen" when we had a rather good conversation:

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Davey Do

10,468 Posts

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years).

This was, and typically is, my day:

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Hoosier_RN, MSN

3,955 Posts

Specializes in Dialysis.
37 minutes ago, Davey Do said:

This was, and typically is, my day:

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Best kinda day there is!

RNNPICU, BSN, RN

1,265 Posts

Specializes in PICU.

Davey Do:

You really do have a huge talent with your cartoon art. It is always nice to see your work. Especially after cahllenging days it is a nice reprieve.

Have a great day!

Davey Do

10,468 Posts

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years).

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Belinda, on the other hand, has to watch the entire movie. She falls to sleep a lot while watching a movie or reading a book.

Davey Do

10,468 Posts

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years).

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nursel56

7,076 Posts

Specializes in Peds/outpatient FP,derm,allergy/private duty.

@Davey Do I've been trying to determine all the twists and turns in all of this, as lately I haven't been delving as deep into the threads, but the emerging picture has caused me to feel-- a "dump truck" load of mixed emotions! Oh no, I hate that! I imagine living through it is that times exponentially more.

It sounds like you were treated like crap more than once and that makes me sad. 41 years and that is just not right. Not uncommon these days, but I suppose each phase of a long career can contain a unique trauma no less painful than the student's, "oh my god what if I kill a patient?"

So now I'll retreat to a safer zone and respond to the first post here. The idea of an endpoint to my career seems too final at present even though my options employment-wise are pretty slim-- I'm still forking over the exorbitant license fees. Perhaps my miserly nature will tip the scales, who knows?

I was thinking of putting "halfway to the pasture" on my profile, and that's about it! ?

Davey Do

10,468 Posts

Specializes in Psych (25 years), Medical (15 years).
12 hours ago, nursel56 said:

the emerging picture has caused me to feel-- a "dump truck" load of mixed emotions! Oh no, I hate that! I imagine living through it is that times exponentially more.

It sounds like you were treated like crap more than once and that makes me sad.

Your empathy is overwhelmingly appreciated, nursel, and it does my heart good. But please don't be sad for me, for things happened the way they were suppose to happen.

My above post, from May 6, was inspired by a sort of putting things into perspective. Very few of us get to experience life as the storybooks said, "happily ever after". In reality, we live to the best of our ability, and then we die.

A final scene from the movie, "The Commitments" gave me the perspective of poetry. The first panel in the image below states verbatim the words character Jimmy Fagan said to the disenchanted manager after the band broke up. The second panel is my interpretation of what Jimmy would say to me after I was fired:

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I would like the storybook of my life to end this way:

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Thanks again, nursel!

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