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Our Life – Our First Year of Retirement

Time Since Retirement (July 1, 2019)…

We can’t believe its been over a year since we retired!

Our first 8 months of retirement/travel started off so well…

But then COVID-19 happened and it all quickly came to an pause. Before this though, we traveled approximately 30,593 miles! This distance is greater than a trip around the world (24,901 miles) and also equal to 11 “coast to coast” trips across the US (horizontal width of the United States is 2,680 miles).

From the beginning, our plan to retire early and travel was all about doing it while we were still young. We wanted to maximize our remaining youthful years to be bold, move to Thailand and travel the world. We got 8 months worth of these plans in before COVID-19 changed the world. It was fun while it lasted! It just goes to show how life can be so unpredictable. There’s a lot of unknowns with COVID-19… such as how long it will last? Will there be a vaccine and when? Will life as we knew it before COVID-19, return one day? Hopefully all of our questions and concerns will be answered in the near future.

Nothing new to report on our end. We’ve been staying healthy and well. Like many places around the world, Thailand has reopened businesses but we are still not comfortable venturing out quite yet – its still too soon. With COVID-19 cases on the rise in places that reopened too soon (in US), we feel the same could happen here in Thailand as well. We just don’t want to take any unnecessary chances if we don’t have to.

Take care, be safe – until next time…

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Mythical Dean

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  • Kanchana & Dean, It is so good to hear from you, been wondering how you all have been ! Been home teleworking since March 11th -where has the time gone ? Getting a quarantine belly from all this home delivery food, lol. Everyone is still out of the office, we have not gotten any word to return. We did suffer through a mandatory 20 days of furlough back in June, but paychecks are back to normal, we even got the rest of that 2.5% raise July 1st. My cruise to Alaska got cancelled of course, I was supposed to be there July 4th week. I am planning another cruise for Christmas week, fingers crossed that things ease up by then. Take good care my friends !

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