October 19, 2014
In preparation for my trip this Fall, I gave notice to my manager at Advance Auto Parts the other day. My last available work day will be November 22, 2014. Since I only work one half day a week anyway, I may not work past my scheduled day this coming Wednesday.
I have worked at Advance since April, 2008, so my part-time job has lasted over six years. When I started, I worked four days a week for 5-6 hours a day. My time has slowly dwindled till lately, I have only worked one to two days a week for 5 hours a day. However, there have been weeks when I have been asked to work because of sickness and vacations, making some weeks an unplanned four or five day week. My work ethic over the years makes it hard for me to let the “company” down when I am needed.
Well, soon I will not be on anyone’s payroll and can do what I want when I want, if Dolly approves. Some things never change. I am surprised she has approved my solo journey out West this winter. She knows that I really want to go and I think she looks forward to a little alone time with her animals and family and doing things on her own schedule without having to always take care of me. We shall see how this works out.
I know it is important to do new things as we get older, and this will be a major one for both of us. We have not been apart for four months since I did my Army tour in Viet Nam back in ‘68 and ‘69.
See you later.