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Old 08-12-2015, 06:55 AM   #15
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The DW still has a couple of years left before she retires,she get five weeks of vacation so that lets us get some trips in,I've got plenty of honey do's on my list and work I need to do to the house.
I'm like many that has said on here,I'm finished with work,if I work,it's for me.

OH,and by the way I do own a motor home so there's always something to work on

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Old 08-12-2015, 07:03 AM   #16
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:17 AM   #17
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When I retired 4.5 years ago from the State of Missouri, my wife retired the same day.. I lasted 3 months and one day she told me "you have to go out and get a job, any job, your driving me crazy".. So I went out and got a part time job, 14/20 hrs a week as a driver for a mail pickup and delivery service.. After 4 years I finally re retired.. Now I have plenty to do.. We have a 11 year old RV and I spend a good bit up time cleaning, polishing, replacing worn parts, did I mention cleaning? LOL
Between my midlife crisis 1995 toyota celica gt convertible, motorhome, honda goldwing and my pup, Abbey, I am full time employed again.. LOL
Don't forget to stop and smell the roses and watch The Price is Right in the mornings... and Wheel of Fortune in the evenings... Important things to look forward to..
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:32 AM   #18
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The first thing I did was throw away all items related to my former job. And never looked back again.
Anyway the company I work for was in "reorganisation" What a bunch of A H
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:51 AM   #19
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After I retired 5 years ago, I did a part time job, for a short while. It has gotten to the point that I wonder how I got any thing done while working. I get more done in the garden, take care of the MH, work(right) as an RSO at out local indoor range and do maintenance around the range. We get in some camping trips, during the week, so as not to have the weekend crowds to contend with, four wheeling and just plain relaxing. I still get up about 0430, old habits are hard to break, still work out three days a week and not worry about any of the details I did in the military.
Get into a hobby and stay active, that is the best thing I can pass on. Most of all enjoy retirement as you 'earned it'!
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:41 AM   #20
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This too will come to pass.
I retired just under a year and a half ago and my wife retired almost two months ago. For me it felt like I was on vacation that was going to end with every passing weekend; this lasted for about six months. Now we are so busy getting ready for and now finishing with a two weekend wedding/party. So, we haven't found the time to enjoy the RV as much as I would like.
We will be wintering in Florida starting just before Christmas and will be gone till May; then we will decide on whether to sell the sticks and bricks or not. There are many roads we haven't traveled and they keep calling my name.
I've had fleeting thoughts about getting a part time job: then my friends/family ask for help with their projects and the job thoughts seem to disappear. When "they" figure out you are retired, you will be a targeted helper; because "you're retired" and don't have anything to do; thus you won't have time for your own agenda.
Be patient and do the putzing thing and with passing time you will adjust to the "slower" pace of retirement. Enjoy.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:26 AM   #21
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OOOH it's nice to be out of a job. Retired at 48 almost 20 years now, did a bit of consultant work at first. Then some of my colleagues started retiring at a more conventional age and several lasted a year or two, passed. There and then I did the full retirement found a couple hobbies and joined a fitness club, not that I look like that today, two major surgeries later. But search what you like to do and find others with the same likes, Take Monday to clean the RV and Friday to get it ready to go for the weekend with the wife, her stress level will go down too. You only have the rest of your life ahead of you to look forward to.

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Old 08-12-2015, 09:58 AM   #22
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The first thing I did was throw away all items related to my former job. And never looked back again.
Well, after retiring at 58 , it took me about 3 days to adjust, DW was only working PT.
BUT, after 44 years of automotive/RV repair, then switching from a 5er to a coach , disposing of a tool collection wasn't an option.
Yes, the numbers are correct, dad had a garage, older sister's car needed repair ( head gasket) dad didn't have time to fix it and said, car will be yours when, you get your license and your sister goes to university, so you'll have to know how to fix it, take the cylinder head off. I said; right , what's a cylinder head? He said start at the top and work your way down and remember where everything goes, and a 44 year career was born.
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:00 PM   #23
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I feel your pain. I retired on July 3rd but have some much time bilt up I'm on the payroll until mid-November. Right now it just feels like I'm on vacation. I don't know exactly how I will feel when the reality sets in that I will never be going back to the office.

I was fortunate to have a job I loved and a career I know I will miss. I worked way too long and decided I best retire while we both have our health.

We shall see what the future holds.
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Old 08-13-2015, 07:37 AM   #24
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I retired 2012 at 54 I'm in the process of building my dream hobbie shop big enough for my RV or others ... I grew up in a paint an body shop my dad had in Dallas... I want to build a few pick-ups and RVs maybe .... But this is how I plan to stay busy.... I have raised cattle on a ranch here in east Texas .. I'm converting beef into a building now. If I had it to do over I would have built the building sooner... stay busy

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