Retired! (Well, Kind Of)
As mentioned in my last post I was preparing to retire from the U.S. Army. Well, now it's done. Signed out of my unit this morning and began my terminal leave, using up the vacation time I had saved. Not only that, but today's my birthday! (Isn't it nice when things work out like that?) So happy birthday to me! Retirement from the military is something of a misnomer though. Unless you manage to stay in for the maximum 30 years it isn't really feasible to live off of just the retirement pay...at least until the house is paid for and the kids are out of the house. I'll be picking up a job in the near future but in the meantime I plan to get some painting and gaming done before the kids go back to school (after I recover from the festivities planned for today).