Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I went in to see my doctor yesterday for a physical examination and to get my yearly refill of prescriptions. The doctor covered a lot of ground with the examination and we had a pretty good visit too. My blood pressure has dropped 20 points on the top and 28 points on the bottom since I retired (116/60)in January. Doc said I have dropped into the low risk patient category from the moderate category I was in a few months ago. I can feel the difference in stress in my life---it is way reduced from what it was when I was working. Maybe they are right with the Delta Airlines study---the earlier you retire the longer you live---hope so---I am loving retirement.

Down side to the examination is that today I had to go to the hospital for a series of fasting blood tests---Doc said yesterday we met my agenda for the examination and after he gets the blood test results we will have met his---so guess time will tell if all is really well---I'm feeling great.


Lindsay Logic said...

I'm glad doctors do blood work. It's a great indicator of how "feeling good" can be "feeling great". :)

I'm glad you're enjoying retirement, too!

Nene said...

This is encouraging to me. I didn't realize that retiring could help make your blood pressure drop that much. But I guess if I think about it, it makes sense. Hopefully it will happen for Mr. C.

Dee Ice Hole said...

Nene---I certainly hope so too---wouldn't that be nice?

Amber said...

that's awesome!