Thursday, March 30, 2017
Reflections In and Out
The hubby was recently here for 10 days - his spring break. He will be back in early May for the summer. For nearly a decade of our nearly 25 years together, we have split time between two homes, with careers in two cities 435 miles apart. We pass in and out of one another's lives about half of the year living together, and about half of the year living separately. It works for us. We are both strongly independent, but we also both benefit from being together. It is always strange the first couple of days after he leaves, coming home to an empty house. I love to cook, and it is easier to cook for two. He pays attention to details around the house that I either don't notice, or notice and ignore. When he is in Lexington, we video chat every day (gmail video chat.) So we "see" one another every day.
We are making plans for his retirement, for selling the second house, for being in the same home all of the time again. It will be nice. If all goes as planned, we will have a firm timeline for a plan, next fall. Each time we transition in and out of the two homes, I think about how life will change when we are once again, back in the same home full time.
What will change for you in retirement?