- Read the internet blog and choose A, B, or C.
Making the most of retirement
I was a newspaper journalist until I was 60. I wanted to retire and have more time with my wife. Sadly, she died five years ago, and now I’m alone in the house. Our son, Jamie, is a teacher in Morocco, and last year I went there on vacation. I traveled to lots of countries when I worked, but this was my first trip to North Africa. I really want to go back. I’d like to travel into the Sahara and take photographs of the people and animals that live there, but I need to learn a bit of Arabic first.
Nine months ago I retired from my job as a French teacher, sold my condo in Chicago, and moved to a small town. It’s incredibly quiet after Chicago, but my life is much busier now. I’m decorating my new house, and I’m learning to drive – I never needed a car in Chicago. I spend a lot of time in my yard, too. I enjoy working in it. I’m planning to grow vegetables next year, and I also want to get some chickens. There are sometimes problems, but luckily, my neighbors are really friendly.
Yesterday was my last day at work, and now I can do what I want. After forty years as a cook, I need to lose a few pounds, so I’m going to learn to play golf. I’m planning to take a computer class at the local college. It’s a good way to learn about computers and meet new people, and I’d like to make some new friends. I’d also like to get a new computer so I can chat with my grandchildren on the internet every day – they live in Dubai, and I don’t see them very often.
5.1. Harry’s son lives in another country.