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Old 12-03-2017, 04:10 AM   #11
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Very true and well said. There is an adjustment period most definitely. Point being that you own your own time and its up to you how you spend it. The wife and I had been involved in Habitat for Humanity and I having had former experience in heating and cooling installed a couple of furnaces in new homes. We helped out with fund raising etc.

You can't fish, you can't golf, you can't sit and watch television all day either. What ever skills you have are still usable so its up to you how to use them or not. A good friend of ours was a lawyer and retired and he went to work at Walmart and loved it. No stress. There is so much to do and a lot of fun to be had. Now the only difference when you retire is you are in control of your time. Use it wisely or waste it, its all up to you.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:56 AM   #12
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If you're not retired.....get here as soon as you can! It IS as good as they say.
Certainly sounds nice. I'm 31 and wife is 25. We've got a few more year on the job.
In the meantime will take what we can get when we can.
Love the sound of it though and some og the retirees I know have the most fun. Good to hear you haven't retired to a Lazy boy. Watching my grandparents I'm definitely learning that a body in motion stays in motion.
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:33 AM   #13
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Certainly sounds nice. I'm 31 and wife is 25. We've got a few more year on the job.
In the meantime will take what we can get when we can.
Love the sound of it though and some og the retirees I know have the most fun. Good to hear you haven't retired to a Lazy boy. Watching my grandparents I'm definitely learning that a body in motion stays in motion.

You know, retirement is great but you are at a time in your life when my family and I had TONS of fun with lots of memories. I still look at those pictures today and seems like we are almost there. Take your time getting to retirement; smell the roses and enjoy life on the way.
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:15 PM   #14
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Work, then retirement, then "end of retirement" LOL
I have "worked" since I was 13, full time since I dropped out of high school, at 17.

I think I have had enough and am looking forward to retirement and spending a lot of quality time with my DW of 37 years.

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Old 12-03-2017, 07:14 PM   #15
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Retirement: the reward for reaching the finish line in the rat race.
I was able to “retire” 9 years ago after surviving 25 years without being stabbed/shot, or coming down with hep/aids from finding a dirty needle/blade. What I do now isn’t work, it’s fun.
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:41 AM   #16
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Before my DW and I had children, I heard parents say the kids get big too quickly. I couldn't wrap my head around that claim seeing the little rugrats clinging to your leg, whining, crying, etc. Guess what, my two boys, now young men at 27 and 24, got big too quickly as they are both up, out, and successful!!!

When the kids were growing up, a good weekend for Pattie and I was getting away from the kids for the weekend! NOW...a great day is getting TOGETHER with the kids. Retirement is great, but I can honestly say, I enjoyed every day with my sons as they matured. And every stage of their childhood brought new memories. I encourage one to enjoy the time with family while young...as one can't get those times back.

Having said all that and the years have passed, retirement IS great!!! Its not just about ourselves, but also giving back. Volunteerism is good in many ways. I and my K9 partner Jeter are a unit in our regional Search and Rescue Team (very time consuming and keeps me in shape). I also volunteer to build handicap ramps at no fee to needing clients to extend their quality of life not being constrained to the house. Payback is the good feeling knowing I helped a person or family in need.

Retirement sure is great (oh...I already said that) and RVing is becoming a larger part of it...started this past summer!!!

Life is good,
Mike

P.S. Chuck...thank you!!!
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:20 PM   #17
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Both retired and have since moved to Northern Idaho. LOVIN' IT...
Yes we have winter but we did also in Northeastern California...
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:07 AM   #18
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A 176 days to go. But who's counting. I am going through the mental check list. i can i can't i'm not yes you are Oh I am packing up a great big snow ball for ya
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:22 AM   #19
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My wife has a definition of retirement. "Twice as much husband, half as much money!"
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My wife has a definition of retirement. "Twice as much husband, half as much money!"
I found it to be "Twice as much wife who spends just as much money".....
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