Retirement: Day 1

Couldn’t sleep much, though I’m very tired and I will have much to do today. This is the first time in 17 years that I haven\t had to worry about the unusual schedule… an 8 day work cycle, 4 twelve hour days followed by 4 days off. Lately it’s been more like 6 on and only 2 off.

So I got up, shaved and showered, turned on Uber and Lyft and caught my first passenger within a few minutes – a lady going to prep the food at a local Sonic.

When I say I’m retired as of yesterday, what I mean is that I’m retired from working for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. I’m still going to work at Uber, Lyft and Grubhub.

Today my wife and I have to go to DPS to get one of those new “Real ID” driver licenses, needed to complete my retirement application (though I’m not going back to work again).

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