Fourth Year of Retirement Freedom

Well, we've passed the anniversary of another year of retirement freedom. Each year, we make a playlist of the songs that inspired us throughout the year. It's a selfish little thing, and we just like it. Hope you like it as well.

We continue to find joy and inspiration in music and this quote from a previous post, still hits home: "this whole thing started as a small idea, grew into a big idea, and then a leap of faith with only stubbornness as a parachute. Step by step we went down the path, knee deep in it from the start, taking each event as it was presented to us and doing what we could at the time."

That continued to be true in the last year, as the pandemic changed pretty much everything for everybody. We refused to just let it happen though, so we made big changes of our own. We jumped back and forth between raging against the situation and going with the flow. The flow usually wins, and that took us back to Florida in the midst of it all. We are as happy as clams right now as we renovate a house that will be our home base for later travel.

As before, we continue to embed songs in each blog post and then make annual playlists as seen below. We hope you click through to youtube and enjoy the songs.

We'll be back soon with new posts (we'll finish this beach house renovation soon!) and new plans (like another trip to Vieques PR). In the meantime, we're having some more bubbles.



Knee Deep In Retirement 4th Anniversary Playlist

From the youtube page, click PLAY ALL and enjoy! And remember that you have to live life, don't let life live you!

For more of these annual summaries:

The first year wrap-up can be found here, and that first-year playlist is here for your listening pleasure.

The second year wrap is here, and that playlist is right over here.

Here is the third year post, and that playlist is here. Don't forget to have some fun today!


Thank You!

We would like to thank you all very truly for following us on this journey. We have readers in way over 100 countries and territories. We are humbled that so many people take time from their busy lives to read our words and look at our pictures.

As always, please send your thoughts to us on our Contact Us page, or comment in any of the posts, including this one.

All the best,

Norm & Deb


  1. lisa on May 27, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    So excited to see the final renovations on the Florida house! We have so enjoyed reading, seeing and feeling your journey along the way! Thank you for sharing your lives with us!

    • Norm Pyle on May 28, 2021 at 7:06 am

      Glad you’re enjoying it Lisa! It’s a long haul, and continues to be, as we wait for kitchen cabinets. One day we’ll be done…

  2. Kevlar on May 27, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Congratulations on multiple milestones! We’d love to come down and inspect the renovation Spring Break of 2021!

    • Norm Pyle on May 28, 2021 at 7:07 am

      Hey Kevlar, we look forward to seeing you next year!

  3. Suzanne on May 29, 2021 at 8:11 am

    I can’t believe it’s been 4 years. You guys are doing an excellent job on the love shack. Miss you guys!

    • Norm Pyle on May 29, 2021 at 11:14 am

      I guess time flies when your hair is on fire! Haha, but it’s been a busy four years and that makes it go by fast. Miss you too!

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