This has been a rather busy week, especially for Ken. He had 3 settlements throughout the week and this was his final working week. As of yesterday afternoon, he is officially retired from the Real Estate Business. It is so exciting for him (us) to start the next phase of our lives. This weeks settlements all had some challenges and caused him to lose sleep several nights. I am so thankful that the stress of this professional will now be behind him. He is looking forward to "reinventing" himself and to spending more time together!
Kevin took Wendy, Ken and I to lunch to celebrate his last day and do some reminiscing. This team has been together for many years and Ken will continue to be a mentor whenever they need to talk to him.
Friday evening our daughters and their families had a family retirement party at Jamie's house complete with banners, balloons, a special retirement mug, etc. We were there for hordeorves and dinner and had such a wonderful evening. It was so nice of the girls to plan it. We had a cake from a Achenbachs, a local bakery, that has been baking a special cake for Ken's clients on the anniversary of their home purchase every year since they bought the property. Some have been getting them for 20 plus years. The cake is decorated with a house and trees and says Happy Home Anniversary from The Ken Hosler Team. So I ordered that same cake with the words Happy Retirement Ken and the bakery gave it as a gift to Ken. How nice. They have made so many cakes with that some decoration for so many years for the Team. It was a win/win for the bakery and the clients.
|Our 6 year old granddaughter, Bria, had written this on their|
driveway for her PaPa!
|The cake all our clients have received every year on the purchase|
date of their home! Now it was Ken's turn!
|The happy Retired Couple!|
|This is our daughter, Jamie. She had the party at her house!|
|Our daughter, Lanie, was her helper!|
|The playground that daddy, PaPa, and Pop Pop put together!|
The granddaughter love it!!!!
|This is Jamie and Dane's backyard. What a great play for the |
little ones. The even get to canoe here and they are in town
within a 1/2 block of the high school!
We are looking forward to our next trip which is to Moody Beach in Maine starting July 7 and then the next week we move to Sandy Beach in New Hampshire for another week. The Frankhousers were supposed to be with us for those 2 weeks, but things are sort of "in the air" right now. They had an accident on Wednesday night bringing their repairs trailer back from the dealer. A gentleman in a truck ran a red light and plowed into them, totally demolishing their Jeep and Trailer. Fortunately they were not injured (a miracle) but now they are not able to camp. They were going to check with the CG's to see if they could rent cabins for the 2 weeks. Haven't heard if that will be possible. Certainly hope they will be joining us.