Second Move In As Many Months

Second Move In As Many Months

Two more days until we make the move to Key West. We have tried to strategically pace our food reserves, but uneven quantities of some items combined with a questionable timeline has left us with an imbalance of nuts, mustard, frozen shrimp, tortilla chips and...
Retirement Purgatory (Episode 3)

Retirement Purgatory (Episode 3)

Parts of our routine are genuinely enjoyable.  Leslie playing “Everything is Awesome” and dancing when we get up, redesigning our website to get it to a point we have long discussed but not had the time to do while we were working and exploring local restaurants...

Retirement Purgatory (Episode 2)

Day 24 at the local Chicago area based Residence Inn includes dwindling food options as we nosh our way through temporary supplies hoping to empty the cupboards and fridge at just about the same time flight restrictions are lifted.  We seem to have an imbalance...
Retirement Purgatory (Episode 1)

Retirement Purgatory (Episode 1)

2020 has been bittersweet at TropicLens.   What started as a pair of much anticipated retirements representing a combined 75+ years of work between us has slowly been absorbed by a global pandemic impacting family, friends and coworkers.  It has been...