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Old 12-27-2013, 05:32 PM   #15
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I bought this for myself just so that I would stop watching the clock.

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Old 12-27-2013, 06:19 PM   #16
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Congratulations!!!

I hear that it is very difficult to be a retiree because retirees can never get everything done that they want to do. Since everyday is a Saturday, you don't have enough days in the week to get things done.

You will also be more stressed because you have more decisions to make. In the working world there are fewer decisions to make - for example I have to be at work by 8:00 five days a week. You now have to decide what time to get up every day and each day can be different.

Your days will no longer be programmed by your company or boss. Again more decisions.

I don't know if I can handle it but I have a few more years to get ready.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:29 PM   #17
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As the cartoon says, the retired guy is standing there, and his wife asks, "what are you going to do today" ? He answers, "nothing".
She replies, "that's what you did yesterday". He says, "yeah, I didn't get finished".

Congrats to you. Now you get to enjoy state park campgrounds during the middle of the week, and avoid them completely on holiday weekends.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:16 PM   #18
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:19 PM   #19
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I retired at the end of 2004 and have enjoyed every moment of retirement. Very stressful in the last days of a 30 year career wondering about retirement.

I am glad today that I did not know prior to 2004 how much I would enjoy retirement or I may have retired before I could afford to be retired. Today I can't figure out how I had time to work when I had a job.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:21 PM   #20
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Congrats Don. Enjoy this well earned next adventure! I am about 10 years from retirement and have to remind myself not to dream about the future and end up missing the present. Happy trails.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:22 AM   #21
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Congratulations on your retirement. My last paycheck was at the end of Nov last month. I'm looking forward to this experience as I'm sure you are as well. I stayed almost 35 years.
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:04 AM   #22
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I retired at the end of 2004 and have enjoyed every moment of retirement. Very stressful in the last days of a 30 year career wondering about retirement.

I am glad today that I did not know prior to 2004 how much I would enjoy retirement or I may have retired before I could afford to be retired. Today I can't figure out how I had time to work when I had a job.
Hi, I retired about six years ago. People who I worked with ask if I got bored yet. We have been very busy ever since we retired. Like mentioned before, and this is no joke; I don't know how I had time to work.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:27 AM   #23
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Retired over a year ago. Lots of time and little money now. Living on SS and my wife's small income from working 4 days a month. Physical problems do not allow me to go back to work. Now the good stuff. I can do what I want to do when I want to do it within my limited income. We camp when we want and travel when we can. Pretty much the same as when I was working and had no time to travel. Enjoy, it takes a few weeks to get inti whatever routine you want. You earned it!! Jim
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My dad retired ten years ago and I don't think I've ever seen him busier. He read some research about the correlation between longevity and living a purposeful life and he has embraced that idea with a passion.

If there's truth to that theory, and if he carries on like he currently does, he'll love to be a 100.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:06 AM   #25
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Welcome to the club!

I've been retired for a couple of years now. The only thing I miss are the paid vacations! Everything else is perfect.

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My dad retired ten years ago and I don't think I've ever seen him busier. He read some research about the correlation between longevity and living a purposeful life and he has embraced that idea with a passion.

If there's truth to that theory, and if he carries on like he currently does, he'll love to be a 100.
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I don't know how I had time to work.
A classic type-A, my life was booked every minute for days ahead before retirement. Eleven years into "retirement," my to-do list is longer than ever and I wonder how I managed both a work and personal agenda that dealt with all that truly needed attention. Clearly, I neglected the personal for decades and didn't even know it.

As for your new check list, I suggest "remove watch." Mine came off the day after I retired and I never felt the loss after I grew accustomed to the new management team's expectations.
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A classic type-A, my life was booked every minute for days ahead before retirement. Eleven years into "retirement," my to-do list is longer than ever and I wonder how I managed both a work and personal agenda that dealt with all that truly needed attention. Clearly, I neglected the personal for decades and didn't even know it.

As for your new check list, I suggest "remove watch." Mine came off the day after I retired and I never felt the loss after I grew accustomed to the new management team's expectations.
Looks like you found the "important" things...
#1) annoy/kiss my wife...
#2) wife says, "don't you have something important to do?"
#3) I wink and smile at my wife... She says...

I think you get the picture
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