The company I work at has been going through heavy job cuts and reorganization as a result of the economic situation we currently find ourselves in. Those of us remaining have had to pick up the pieces and try to continue operations with about a 40% reduction in the workforce and probably more to come. To say work has been hectic would be an understatement.
One of my good friends who has been with the company for many years took the opportunity to fly away into retirement today. I imagine that shedding the heavy responsibility of his position makes him feel as free as these mallards winging on their way to their summer home.
The best to you Don, may your years be long and your cares be few.