Happy New Year - Sunday - January 1, 2012

Another year has come and gone!  I really enjoyed my first year of retirement except that we haven’t sold the house and Nancy is still working. That wasn’t quite the plan, but we made it work. 

In all other respects, 2011 was a good year! We are both healthier than we have been in years… thanks to Nancy’s encouragement to eat better and exercise daily. We feel great and have more energy to do all the things we love to do.

Last night our good friends Bill and Cris helped us bring in the New Year. We played a “Seinfeld” version of Trivial Pursuit.
 01 - Bill and Cris New Years Eve
There were lots of laugh about the game and things that took place in the past year ;o))  As expected, we called it a night by 10pm and did not see the ball drop at midnight.  Somehow, for the last 10 years, the New Year comes in even when we don’t stay up to see the ball drop ;o))

Today, we enjoyed a New Year’s Day Brunch with Nancy’s mother.  It is 70 degrees, sunny, warm and hard to believe it is January 1st! 

What a nice way to start off 2012!!
02 - New Years Day, Bill, Nancy, Mom

We did have a house showing yesterday – New Year’s Eve day.  The folks spent over an hour looking at the house.  Nancy and I are cautiously optimistic that early 2012 will see us closer to our dream of fulltiming :o))

In the meantime, we will continue to make the most of everyday.  With our family healthy and happy, we are truly blessed!!  We want to thank all of you for your encouragement and support.  Hope to meet up with many of you in 2012!!

Happy New Year!!!


  1. A very nice picture of the three of you! So glad you made a picture, Nancy. Keeping my fingers crossed (and toes too!) for the interest in your house!!

  2. I have all my fingers and toes crossed. The right person is out there, I can feel it! Your house is so beautiful!

  3. You're right. You have so many people pulling for you. See ya soon!

  4. We, too, have all our fingers and toes crossed :) It would be the perfect way to start your year!

  5. Happy New Year!! Hope you are on the road in 2012

  6. We love sleeping in the New Year, too. It takes a lot of sleep for me to stay this good looking.

    We're with you all the way, we're all crossed up, fingers, toes, eyes that these showings are going to turn quickly into the sale.

    Happy New Year, looking forward to meeting up with you soon. :c)

  7. More fingers crossed but you already knew that! What great attitudes you both have! Hope to see you in FL! Happy New Year!

  8. Happy New Year, Bill and Nancy!! All the very best for 2012.

  9. Happy New Year to you two. Dianne and I also have our fingers crossed. Enjoyed watching South Carolina beat Nebraska!

  10. Happy New Year! We too are pulling for you! Have fun in Florida!

    Bruce and Laura