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Old 05-03-2015, 08:15 PM   #1
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Friday was my last day at work. Luncheon, cards and everything. Remembered to get all of my personal stuff except half a bottle of tea in the fridge...
Saturday was our hobby clubs annual show, today was grandson's birthday party...
When do I get to start doing this 'nothing' that retired people are supposed to be able to do


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Old 05-03-2015, 08:17 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your retirement.

You will now find that you are so busy that you will wonder how you had time to go to work before you retired.


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Old 05-03-2015, 08:27 PM   #3
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Congratulations! Now you have time to fill with all the things you didn't have time to do before. Want to learn oil painting? You can! Want to garden? You can! Want to read? You can! If you get bored, it's your own fault. Have a GREAT time figuring out what to do in this new chapter of life.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:29 PM   #4
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Congratulations on your retirement!
I haven't found "nothing" to do yet after four years... The closest I come to nothing to do is when I'm on the road in my MH.
Enjoy your family, your hobbies, your travels and live long and healthy!
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:32 PM   #5
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Congratulations Sir; I'll give you a hint as to have a quite time, Turn off your Phones! This way no one can bother you and if someone shows up on your doorstep, put them to work around the house, they'll leave! Have fun and hit the road!
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:39 PM   #6
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Congratulations! I have a year to go.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:46 PM   #7
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Congrats! Retirement is great. Enjoy your time doing the things you want to do.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:48 PM   #8
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Congrats!!! I am still working but DW is retired and I am only working part time, so lots of time to hit the RV! Happy and safe travels to you!
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:48 PM   #9
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Congrats on the retirement, Dave. A doctor once told me the number 1 cause of death amongst retired folks is RETIREMENT. If you ever find yourself getting bored, run! We used to own a business, and both had typical career jobs, too. Now, we have no idea how we ever did that.

We even went so far as to getting rid of all the TV's in the house and RV recently, just to stay out of the habit of sitting around. Hobbies, outdoor activities, volunteering, and of course the moho. No grandkids yet, maybe some day. You will figure it out soon enough. I do still get up at the crack of dawn, just like I always did while still on the job. Wifey figured that part out really quick, likes to sleep until 8 am now! Not me.

Enjoy it while you can!

Bruce & Judy, living the dream in Salida, CO!
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:05 PM   #10
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Downtime is a great thing. Since retiring a year ago, been pretty busy. Fishing, golf, and anything else that comes along. So the wife asks what are you doing today, I tell her nothing. She says you did that yesterday and I reply I didn't finish. I really don't know how I did all the things I do when I worked. Oh and I have a lot of projects not completed, saving it for a rainy day or whatever. We have two of our kids on the East Coast two different states, planning on visiting them during the summer. Enjoy your retirement.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:36 AM   #11
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Congratulations, 24 days and both my wife and I will be joining you. Can't wait, planning our first leisurely trip now.
Doug & Sue Quade, Gunner our Black Lab & Tucker the Rescue Dog
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:30 AM   #12
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I retired about a year ago and my wife is joining my sometime the latter part of this month. We are new to RVing, but are looking forward to many ventures, including wintering in Florida. Our boys, Ty and Gavin, don't seem to show any excitement, but then again all they do is sleep anyway...a dog's life.
Since retiring I haven't had an issue with the "nothing to do" syndrome...friends and family are always more than willing to help fill the "down" time, if you let them. As mentioned above, now is the time to do "WHATEVER YOU WANT" whenever you want and that is what I have worked toward and am looking forward too the most.
Enjoy your retirement...you've earned it!
Oh...and if you're worried about the half bottle of tea, better go back and get it before they throw it out!
Tom n Terri
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:45 AM   #13
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Congrats. I retired this past March. I have cut the grass 3 times a week so far and it hasn't started growing yet..... Didn't know what to do with myself, but it is getting easier. We got a contract on the house this week so it is time to clean it out and start the full time rv live. Again congratulations.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:57 AM   #14
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Congrats! We retired 7 years ago and it seems like 7 days ago! Meaning the time fly's by!


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