Anne arrived in Seattle today. Yeah! The rest of my work gang flies out in the morning. After that I have one more day of work to go tomorrow and then I’ll join Anne on vacation too. I picked Anne up at the airport over lunch, fed her and then returned to work. Meanwhile, Anne went to the Museum of Flight. It turned out that we wrapped up earlier than I expected, one of the advantages of starting at six. So, I soon joined Anne at the museum.
There was bad news at work today. The company has announced that they will be freezing all pensions. This wasn’t that big a surprise, they have been dropping hints for a while and we’ll still be the last to fall. When I got this news, the manager giving it and the other two guys in the conversation don’t even get one. I didn’t expect any sympathy from them. It actually isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. My pension won’t be frozen for a couple of years and afterwards, I’ll get extra 401K contributions to lessen the pain. The trick will be to see how I can fold this wrinkle into my retirement plans. I’m cautiously optimistic that I can turn this sow’s ear into a silk purse.