As of 3:15 last Friday, I ceased to be an employee at the company where I've worked for over 45 years. It feels like I got fired. Yes, I have Social Security, yes, I have a pension, yes, I have some savings. I've worked my entire life. I've also never had a Wanderjahr. I have a convention to go to in August and I hope to line something up there. Otherwise I plan to take a few months off. Finish some projects, sleep a little more and so on.

In the meantime, I think I'll still get up at the usual time and get out in rush hour traffic and drive real slow in the left lane with my turn signal on.