Yes that's what I am now.
For 24 years I worked part time for the local electric cooperative. It was the best of two worlds for me, being able to stay with my children when they were younger and work too. For the first 4 or 5 years we lived one mile from the office. After that is was a six mile drive.
My children were in 2nd and 8th grade when I started. Now my oldest grandchildren are almost at that age.
I worked with some of the best guys (i.e. linemen) you could ask for. To many of them, I was old enough to be their mother. Some felt I was it seemed, as they were always asking me to patch jeans, gloves, tool bags, pillows, curtains, and lord knows what else. I made their babies' quilts. They in turned warmed my car in the winter, parked it inside during hail storms, trimmed my trees,restored my electric during terrible storms, and gave me mulch. One of the best things was our lunch conversations. Never a dull moment. I will miss those guys.
There were the inside office people too. Those that I traded garden produce with, exchanged recipes with, baked birthday cakes for, had their kids over for sleep overs and 4 wheeler rides, and comforted each other when we lost parents and siblings, even losing co-workers (miss you Big Frank).
I was treated to a dinner last Wednesday evening by the group from my branch office. We went out for dinner and drinks at a Mexican restaurant.
I also delivered one last baby quilt.
At the dinner, I was presented with a card that contained a very nice monetary gift.
Friday was my very last day at work. It happened to be our Annual meeting day. A day when all employees work very hard. There are members to register, feed, entertain, and seat for a business meeting.
So for my very last day, I got HIGH!
After that thrilling ride we all gathered for a nice toasting for me. Then I was presented another card with another very nice monetary gift from the main office employees.
My son in law will be glad to hear that I just might use it to replace my 17 year old big screen TV!
Now that I am retired I even have the T-shirt to say Life is Good! Thank you Margie and Phil for the sweet retirement gift.
Life Is Good!!!!!!!!!