So, here I am, well into the “big” transition!
I retired from U of T effective July 1 – this is day 2 of official retirement!! You can see a story that my office posted on the University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies website about my retirement: http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/facultyandstaff/Pages/Alderdice.aspx
Despite just retiring, my last day of work was back at the end of May when I began my long-accrued vacation. I’ve spent the last few weeks getting my apartment ready for summer rentals, and myself ready for the journey to Cape Breton. I bought a lovely house in a rural route of Baddeck, not too far from my long-time friend Linda Wright. Linda lives with Terry at Big Hill, and runs a pottery studio at Big Hill Retreat just outside of Baddeck.
After the kids’ graduations, I hopped into my very fully loaded car and headed to Montreal to stay with my good friends, Missy and Gordie – Missy and I have been friends since kindergarten, though it was high school when our friendship was at its apex!
Here are Missy and Gordie in their beautiful backyard in Brassard, Quebec!