So after ten years with the company, DW will have her last day tomorrow. Today was the retirement party - she packed the auditorium! The execs and all her former co-workers (she worked in three departments, R&D, clinical trials, and regulatory affairs) put the crowd in the low hundreds, whoa!
I'm not sure if when the day comes for me I'll enjoy it, but she sure did, got misty, too. But she isn't fully retiring, she got a consulting agreement with her company (not too shabby of an hourly rate!) and has had two other departments inquire and two other companies contact her as well. So now it will be a balancing act, getting things set up right at home (Thanks CFB for the tips!) and making sure she doesn't take on too much. Still, working entirely from home...I can only dream. At first we'll keep it to ten hours a week, but I'm telling you, if she can get 40 hours at this rate, I'll be looking to find something to work from home on, too, and we'll cover the health care ourselves! I'm going to see if I can get her to sign on here now, so she can post in the "life after fire" category..