The Adirondack Years
By John R. Vollaro   January 2005

    In 1997, several large stars came into alignment providing another great opportunity for us. With thirty years of service on the job, I was entitled to a full pension, health benefits, a 401K plan, and a chance to retire with a years pay. Our house was recently paid off as were the last of our college expenses. The time was right and with some trepidation we jumped at the opportunity to make significant changes in our lifestyle. Alice and I terminated our employment obligations and began the new adventure of retirement together.

    Two years earlier we purchased a summer cottage on Schroon Lake and with retirement looming, we began consider our options. We finally decided on a major expansion of the summer cottage financed by the sale of our house in Clinton, and a permanent residence in the town of Adirondack on Schroon Lake. This all became a reality in June of 2001 when we formally moved into our house at 73 Pine Lane in Adirondack.

    There were many trade offs involved with this move that are revealed later in this section but the most difficult was the sale of our home in Clinton and the separation from the community where we had spent most of our lives. On the other hand it was the realization of a childhood dream for me and each time we take a walk by the lake we marvel at the beauty of it all and how glad we are to be here.

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