2011 was an exceptionally eventful year for Susan and me.
The theme of the year was set in December 2010 when Susan and I decided that I would retire and that we would sell the house and hit the road in a RV full-time. There have been a lot of speed bumps along the way and we’ve spent the entire year trying to fulfill that goal.
In early January, Susan and I went to the first RV show of the year in downtown Boston. I had been researching RV’s extensively and had come to the conclusion that because of Susan’s mobility problems a motor home was a better idea than a trailer, and that a Class-A diesel pusher was best in terms of quality and durability. At the show Susan had a chance to get into several Class-A motor homes and get an idea of what they were like inside.
In mid-January I gave notice to my administrator, Courtney, and to my medical advisers, David and Doug that after working there for twenty-one years I would be leaving Beth Israel Deaconess hospital. I said that I would be staying until the beginning of June to help with the transition. They were surprised but gracious. I offered to continue performing PFT interpretations on-line, which they happily accepted. I spent a lot of my time in my last months there finishing the PFT Technician training manual I had started a year before. Christy, my lead technician, applied for my job and got the position.