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Posted by on Oct 16, 2022 in Birthdays, Gary Chalk, Happy Birthday, home staging, Humor, humour, real estate, Retirement humor, Retirement Humour, Retirement Living, selling home, Uncategorized |

Living Retired — ‘Feeling Sort Of_____’

Living Retired — ‘Feeling Sort Of_____’

Living Retired — ‘Feeling Sort of ___.’

By Gary Chalk

Last Wednesday heading into the Thanksgiving weekend was a beautiful autumn afternoon. After lunch I parked in front of the Post Office and ran inside to pick up a parcel. When I returned to my Jeep, before I got inside, I decided to slip my sweater off. That is when it happened…

As I wiggled my hips trying to yank the sweater up and overtop my head the person in the car parked behind mine took notice. HONK! HONK! I looked up and saw a woman inside. She stuck her head out her window and said, “That is quite a show!” She laughed. I laughed.

Hmm, I thought to myself if she wants a show, I’ll give her a show! Cognizant of my sore shoulder I proceeded to sort of sway my arms back and forth up over my head. At the same time, I sort of swiveled my hips pretending to strip my sweater off. It was difficult because I had to be sure I didn’t throw my back out!

With my sweater off I sort of strutted on my gimpy knee to the trunk where I sort of … Read the rest here

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2022 in Birthdays, Gary Chalk, Happy Birthday, home staging, Humor, humour, real estate, Retirement humor, Retirement Humour, Retirement Living |

Living Retired — ‘Feeling Sort Of_____’

Living Retired –‘Have Your Cake and Eat It Too’

Living Retired — ‘Have Your Cake & Eat It Too’

By Gary Chalk.

For many years Jan and I have not celebrated our birthdays. We made a pact that our birthdays are not anything special. At least that is what I thought, until Jan’s birthday last Wednesday.

At breakfast she said, “So Gary do you know what day today is?”

Knowing Jan did not want to be reminded of her birthday I said, “Yes Dear today is 5 days until our next garbage day.”

WELL! You’d think I had committed a major crime!

“Gary, I’ll pretend I did not hear what you just said. Try again.”

“Hmm Dear, I’m going say today is 2 days from our last garbage day. How’s that?”

“Gary, you know I don’t like it when you trash talk.”

When Jan and I met up at lunch she picked up where we left off. “So, Gary you still have not told me what day today is.”

Knowing it wasn’t 5 days until garbage day and it wasn’t 2 days from our last garbage pickup — even though it was! — I was stumped. “No Jan I don’t know what day today is.”

“Gary. It’s my birthday! … Read the rest here

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