Thursday, May 17, 2018

Mission Control we have achieved Escape Velocity

 yep, that is me sailing off into the sunset 
(I wish!)

     I am happy to announce that I will be retiring from my job as of 25MAY18. Thirty-two years in the trenches of Law Enforcement have taken their toll and it is time for me to move into greener (and much more relaxing) pastures. As far as what this means for the Blog, and the hobby, I am not sure; I hope to be able to devote much more of my time and energy to recreational pursuits so you are likely to be bombarded with photo essays of my travels and building projects.
       To all my regular wargaming buddies I say thank you  for your patience over the last couple of years as I have hosted far fewer games than usual while I ran up the overtime at work. This sorry situation will be remedied soon and we can return to a far more regular schedule of games.

14 comments:

  1. I allways like to check out your blog.
    Have a good time, sounds like you earned it.

    Cheers/ Jonas

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    1. Thanks, I don't plan on becoming a couch-potato, it is just time to travel a different path. I will certainly continue with the hobby and the Blog but will expand into other areas as well.

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  2. Best wishes in retirement. Some days it is a drag. But most of the time is relaxing..

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    1. The Bucket List overfloweth, anybody for a crazy road-trip visiting all the star-forts this side of the Mississippi?

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  3. Listen for it, listen... (my very small voice with hands cupped over my mouth making large crowd noises).... then the Emperor looks towards his imaginary master of arms and gives the nod, thus a hundred thousand flaming arrows are launhed into the sky at precise moments creating the words congratulations along with the 1950’s soundtrack from an old gladiator movie with kettle drums going bum bum bum bum... baaaaa!!!!

    Seriously dude, Congrats!!!!!!!!!

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks Kevin, your flair for the dramatic is not lost on me!

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  4. Congrats! I’m approaching that moment of release in a few years. Until then, I get a vicarious kick when others hit that point.

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    1. It is a very liberating feeling, at the moment I feel like a schoolboy looking at an endless summer vacation!

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  5. Job well done! Definitely take time to enjoy yourself. If you are into Vauban fortifications I would recommend Quebec City and the Plains of Abraham.

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    1. The one is on the bucket list along with Loiusburg at the mouth of the Saint Lawrence

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  6. You need to get this book.

    Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 581

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  7. Sounds like a good place to start....
    I also want to see the El Morro in Puerto Rico but that will have to wait for the hurricane repairs to be finished

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  8. Congrats on retirement! Here’s hoping you get lots of enjoyable games! 😀

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  9. Congrats! Retirement is a wonderful thing...especially if you're a gamer.

    Chuck S.

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