I'm planning a trip to Charleston, South Carolina to see my daughter, sister in law, and little baby grandson that I haven't seen since Christmas! Even though my retirement isn't quite official yet, I'm on Day Four of Week Three of using up my sick leave before I file my retirement papers, and I'm still getting used to NOT having to plan everything around my work schedule! As soon as my daughter heard I was retiring she started asking me when I was going to come visit. She just called me on her lunch hour and I think we have found the perfect time! Her wonderful husband, my sister in law, has just been hired on as a police officer in a small municipality near them, a suburb of Charleston. This is something he's wanted to do for a long time, ever since his grandfather was killed and his grandmother severely injured by a drunk driver. He's been there a few weeks and next Monday will start his nine weeks training at the police academy to become certified. We don't have all the details worked out yet but I will be making my trip in late October so I can attend his graduation from the academy! I'm so proud of him! My daughter is so glad I will be there to see him graduate! They don't have much family near, his mom passed away, no contact with his dad, brother off in the military, so a proud mother in law will have to do - one more for his cheering section! Star, I'll hollar at ya! And Janet, you will appreciate this! I guess they don't really know what to do with the new guys before they go to school. So last week and this week they've had him riding along with one of the animal control officers, covering for another officer who has been on vacation, and he likes it so far!