Wheres Ray/Wendy yr 2

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Another step

     Well, today was another step towards living our dream.
    I turned in my resignation notice, final date of Sept. 30. It still doesn't seem real. I felt like I was turning in a vacation request.
  I have been employed here since 1975. I had started as a pourer in the foundry, worked up to leadman, then a supervisor, back to a leadman. The last two years as a maintenance clerk.
  And all but 3 years on 3rd. shift. It will be a change not heading off into the night.  It has been a pretty good company. We make a variety of products, which has kept us working most all of the time.
  But change is a happening. The company has been purchasing some smaller companies and getting big. There has also been a lot of change in upper management.  So I think its a good time to get out.
 Wendy will be done with her job on 8/7/12. She has only been working there a short time and does not have any vacation time. So as we plan to do a 2 week vacation to N. & S. Dakota, we thought it best if she just hung it up. Her recent job was only 20 hours a week part time.
  She will be able to start making our work camper resume and begin to look for a good job next spring/summer.
  Our youngest daughter Colleen and family just returned from a vacation in Upper Michigan. We have done a few vacations there and really love it. I would recommend a trip there to anyone who can.

 Welcome new followers Pam and Wayne. Thanks all for following along and feel free to comment in.


  1. Congratulations!! Isn't the home stretch an exciting time? Although it doesn't feel quite real to me yet either.

  2. We are definitely on the same track. These next two months are going to fly!

  3. I'm a new follower looking forward to following along on your journey and learning all the ins and outs of new full-timers. Ken and I hope to follow in your footsteps in a few years. Wish us luck! Any suggestions on how to get there quicker?

  4. Congratulations. I hope you have as much fun as we do. Life is a big adventure.