“So, how’s retirement?” they ask

Yes, I’ve had several phone calls and a number of in-person queries about how my first week of retirement went. Some of it consisted of the mechanics of ordinary life: fixing a small leak in the bathroom sink drain, getting the golf cart up into the yard with the help of neighbor Mike Huppert, signing books at the Polk County Information Center, monitoring the air in the car’s left rear tire (that meant a new wheel; it came yesterday), doing a couple of loads of laundry, mowing grass down at the beach, searching and searching some more for the suddenly missing key to the pontoon boat, planting a hedge at the Luck house, and enjoying a meaningful lunch with our District Superintendent, Peace Kim.