Re: Dollar Tree on Maple Avenue in Vienna is now open!
Date: September 20, 2023 01:37AM
The facts here remain that JP actually is one .wealthy late 70s Sweet Spot retiree who was a National Merit Finalist, had a 1500 on the SATs, and a perfect score on the FSEE, whose academic career traced a path through various honoraries to become a Woodrow Wilson Fellow to the Sloan School at MIT, a White House Fellow, and then on to having an awarded 40-year public sector career in international economics and finance working with USG statistical agencies and through such IFIs as OECD/DAC, IFAD, the Paris Club, UN, IMF, Worldk Bank and so on. In 1995 I also wrote and for ten years taught an acclaimed Intro to HTML course, and in response to agency pleas, I extended my career by 18 months in order to oversee the successful design of a major SQL database. I finally did retire in early 2012, after which the wife and I .flew off to Spring Training. She worked (as a Beltway-bandit) through the end of 2012, after which we also flew off to Spring Training. Thanks to COVID and some worsening mobility issues, we haven’t been back to Spring Training since 2020, but we do have our half-season tickets and a reserved in-stadium parking spot at Nats Park, so we do enjoy plenty of baseball. We also have connections within the local hospitality industry and enjoy upscale group dinners out. Retirement has also allowed us to live full-time in a beautiful $1.8M home on a much larger than average property situated among the delightful wildlife and bucolic woods, fields, and streams of the Sweet Spot, one of the more desirable areas in NoVa. Still close to all the shopping, dining, and medical amenities that we need, while being well removed from most of the congested hustle, bustle, and hub-hub of modern urban life.