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Desert


Sometimes when I step outside of my office, I smell it.  The smell of the desert... that dry, earthy aroma.  There's no reason why I should smell it.  My office is less than a mile from the Chesapeake.  But it's there, and I can't avoid it.  I love it.  I miss it.  It makes me think that one horrible thought that I shouldn't even be considering at this age:  I can't wait to retire so I can live there again.  But there you have it.

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  1. I think about retirement no less than 12 times per day. It's the only thing that keeps me going sometimes. I can't wait until you retire to the desert. I'm going to come visit you. But not in the summer.

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