Friday, November 29, 2013

Getting To Know Me


I remember when Friday was my favourite day of the week, 
and for the same reason most people feel this way......
the end of a very long and never-ending work week.

Now I actually look forward to every day equally
and to be honest I don't care what day it is for the most part.
They all seem to have blended into one...long...day/week!

Since 'forced' into retirement five years ago,
I am now appreciating what I have often heard
from retirees in the past.....
don't know how they did it in the 'working world'
for so long.

Here are a few shots of the new library being built in Halifax,
and it will be opening in the spring of 2014.
This retired guy plans to spend some time here.








17 comments:

  1. So it's true . . . every day's a holiday when you're retired? LOL!

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  2. Good Morning, Jim, I have trouble keeping track of what day it actually is, anymore. Lovely library - what are the real colors of it? Great tree in front of it, BTW.

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    1. So I am not alone!! The actual colours are as in the last photo. And to think they decidied to save that tree! Great!

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  3. I feel lucky if I know what day of the week I'm in. I love that library, it is stunning.

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    1. LOL! I hear you Inger.
      Here is a link for more info on the library......a local architectural group and a European firm designed it together:
      http://www.halifaxcentrallibrary.ca/building-design/architects.html

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  4. The library looks beautiful. We have covered some of the same ground as I was forced into retirement 5 years ago. At first I was worried about it. Now I think it is one of the best things that happened to me.

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    1. So we have more than one thing in common! It wass a very worrisome time Alain but things 'straightened out' and the fears for retirement evaporated. I too think it is a good thing.

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  5. Every day is pleasant for me as long as the plumbing works properly. The library is beautiful.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. That is good to hear Janie!! I hope your 'plumbing skills' are effective.

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    2. I'm no plumber, but I know a good one whose prices are reasonable. He's so polite and pleasant. If he didn't have a wife, I would go after him (sorry, Willy Dunne Wooters).

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  6. we have a fancy new library here and it's both amazing and too much at the same time. It's huge and feels so cold and lonely. Rather unlike the cozy, warm libraries of my day!

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    1. Hi Joanne. Since Halifax is much much smaller than your city of Seattle, I think this one will be just right for us. I do hear you though about those cozier older libraries from the past. I let you know how this one is.

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  7. I love retirement.
    The new library is gorgeous. I'm glad they saved the tree. It's such a beautiful contrast to the sleek architecture.

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    1. Pat, I HEAR you about this retirement thing! Great eh?
      That tree certainly 'softens' the architecture of this building and in a way 'grounds' the whole structure.

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  8. That's a beauty. When I retire I think I plan to go there too, around 2022.

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  9. Hey, good to see you! Yes, by that time it should well worn in.

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