Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho …, again …, maybe …, probably

It’s back to work I go — I think.

We should know something soon as the proposed date to start is June 1st.

The contract schedule will be a little different from last time.  I’ll be working about 6 weeks and will then have about 6 to 8 weeks off while the class is involved in activities that do not require my “expertise.” The entire contract for me will be 6 months of actual work.

During the 6 to 8 weeks that I am off — assuming the funding for the contract is actually approved — we’ll be traveling out in the western mountain states.  We had originally planned that trip for July and August, so it’ll be a little delayed, unless the funding  is not approved.

I really do enjoy the work that I’ll be doing under the contract.  It’s the best part of the job that I had before I retired.

The job will help us keep from dipping into our savings for the duration of the contract and we’ll try to pay down a debt or two so that the pension and other income will stretch further when I’m not working.

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it’s off to work I go…, probably…, maybe.

We’re leaving Harper’s Ferry this morning, heading for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

ANO, entergy, finance, retirement, training, work

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  • Betsy May 19, 2009

    Congratulations on the new gig! What a fun place to be working, lots of stuff to do and see during your time off!

    <abbr>Betsy’s last blog post..I’D SAY YOWZA IS ABOUT RIGHT</abbr>

  • Dot May 19, 2009

    Thanks for posting while traveling. I hope the job proves enjoyable, and enjoy the rest of your trip!

    <abbr>Dot’s last blog post..Sometimes, Life Is Complicated</abbr>

  • Vered - MomGrind May 19, 2009

    "It’s the best part of the job that I had before I retired." – sounds great!

    <abbr>Vered – MomGrind’s last blog post..Bizarre Vintage Ads</abbr>

  • Patricia May 19, 2009

    I too liked the phrase the best part of the job that I had before I retired – that sounds like the way to do it.

    I do not have a job to have the best part of…so nothing to go back to!
    Unless it is intense parenting and no thank you to that! Youngest graduates from college mid – June Whoopee!

    <abbr>Patricia’s last blog post..Summer Reading: Breakfast with Buddha ~Roland Merullo</abbr>

  • rummuser May 20, 2009

    Congratulations. I am delighted for you. All the best.

    <abbr>rummuser’s last blog post..The Great Philosopher.</abbr>

  • Debo Hobo May 20, 2009

    Well now that is exciting!!! I hope the funding goes through and you have happy travels as well.

    I hit my head everyday wishing I had the wits about me to start planning sooner for my future. I Still have a couple of decades to go before retirement, I am so totally in panic mode.

    <abbr>Debo Hobo’s last blog post..Mellow Yellow Monday- Ode To Monday</abbr>

  • Michelle Gartner May 20, 2009

    That's good to hear – dipping into savings isn't ideal in this economic environment.

    <abbr>Michelle Gartner’s last blog post..Dolls from the Sixties! Lucky Locket Kiddles & Liddle Kiddles</abbr>

  • Jean Browman--Cheerf May 22, 2009

    I'm happy for you. We too retired early and my husband was lucky enough to get some interesting contract work. It was enough to keep us from dipping into our savings, and, as you say, it meant doing the fun stuff without the hassle. The best of both worlds.

    <abbr>Jean Browman–Cheerful Monk’s last blog post..Beginning With the End in Mind</abbr>

  • Patricia May 22, 2009

    Mike I thought you might like this link I discovered today?
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/05/fema-trai

    <abbr>Patricia’s last blog post..Summer Reading: Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog ~Ted Kerasote</abbr>

  • Mike Jun 7, 2009

    Thanks everyone for leaving comments and I' sorry it's taken so long to get around to responding.

    Three weeks later, the contract is still up in the air. The classes start tomorrow and the guy who is doing most of the jobs that I was doing before I retired will be teaching the first class that they would have liked me to teach. Until last class, I was the only one who ever taught it. But the situation was similar last class and someone else had to teach the first week of this phase of the class.

    For this post, I won't post individual replies, but thanks, Betsy, Dot, Vered, Patricia (2 comments), rummuser, Debo Hobo, Michelle Gartner,and Jean Browman for taking the time to comment.

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