My last week in Jacksonville was an eventful one. The car was sold just three days before my retirement date allowing me to continue using it for commuting to work. One of the final links to break from the work-a-day life. My Lazy Daze motorhome went to the mechanic for a thorough check-up before hitting the road. It received an oil and filter change and some grease, but otherwise was declared to be in great shape. The tires were also inspected and aired-up to the proper level. I received some parts ordered from the mothership to complete some minor fixes; all of which had to wait because it rained every day after work hours. And, friends were visited for the last time. On the day before retirement the area was soaked from Tropical Storm Andrea.
Friday, June 7 was my last day of work, and the sun finally prevailed. I completed one last project and had my exit interview with HR. My co-workers surprised me with a retirement party, gifts and wished me well. I really enjoyed working with those folks and will miss them. When I left for the last time, I drove Tardis out of the parking lot and began my plein air journey.
Camp: A friend’s place
Scene: Residential neighborhood