Retirement

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  1. raito

    raito Poster Extraordinaire

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    No stress? Free? How dull. I'm busier than I ever was. I could do without the stress, though. Maybe next year.
     
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  2. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I create my own environment of goodies i want to do , Dec 31st was my last day of my second retirment, now Im having a blast , I work part time in music repairs, at my own leasure and sleep in till noon if i want do what ever i wish , so I stopped creating more work than i need , and believe me I'm active! LOL

    I guess you create your own personal hell so to speak,
     
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    surf_jimi Tele-Meister

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    According to my Social Security records, I’ve worked every year since 1969. I’m planning another 3 years and 8 months of work and I’m done.
    Seems like a long time. I think I screwed up somehow.
     
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  4. elihu

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    That is truly poetic!
     
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  5. jackal

    jackal Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Relax and enjoy, you've earned it. Retired a long time ago, never bored, first thing you have to learn is to say no to those who think you have all the time in the world to volunteer for stuff, or help them out. Do only what you really want to do.
     
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  6. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Every day is Saturday :)
     
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    stxrus Poster Extraordinaire

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    Congratulations
     
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    SacDAve Poster Extraordinaire

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    I've been retired over 11 years what's strange is I have no time always something to do. Wife has worked for about a year from home but will going back in june 3 days a week I like her being home now oh well I'll adjust.
     
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  9. peteycaster

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    That door looks like it needs painting.:p:D

    Seriously, enjoy. Beer + Guitar + Sunny Day = Happiness
     
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  10. Matt Sarad

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    The entire house needs it.
     
  11. Laxy picker

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    I retired from live sound during the thing that is not mentioned. Then I took a part time job as Hotel manager... I'm only 51 and a little more of stack greenbacks couldn't hurt. Besides that I build kit guitars for family members and friends in my shop aka kitchen counter. Here is my newest creation and I have a stewmac 335 kit with the nitro curing. Then onto a PRS style set neck kit that should be here next week. 20210427_175312.jpg
     
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  12. tery

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    You can do it next week .... or the week after if you feel like it :D
     
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    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Congrats! By coincidence, tomorrow is my last day of the full-time employment. I will be joining the ranks of the retired. AFT!

    But, until then, still grinding away.
     
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    Good deal on your retirement.

    I retired on April 15, 2015 after 55 years in the workforce (8 years of it was US Navy). Since then its been "Guitars, Cadillac and Hillbilly Music". Get up and go to bed when I want to and have a loving wife of 35 years who supports my retirement hobby of (home) music.

    I make frequent trips to Starbucks for the misses and the folks working there know me real well always greeting me very friendly. When they ask me what "How's my day going?" I tell them "However I want it to go so far as the man upstairs doesn't have other plans for me". They smile and are happy for me; they make my day.
     
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    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    That's a really sweet-looking guitar. What is it?....I just LOVE smaller bodied acoustics.
    I've been retired about three or four years, and love it so much, I shoulda done it several decades ago. I used to worry (a little bit) that I'd be bored and wouldn't have enough to fill my day......HA! I'm just as busy as I want to be.....rarely overwhelmed, and mostly exactly the "right amount". Enjoy! ;)
     
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    Congratulations enjoy it you earned it!
     
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  17. bowman

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    I feel your joy. I'm 3 years into retirement, and I'm just as happy about it as I was on day one. I have a list of home improvement projects that need to be done, and I haven't done them yet. I think that means I'm doing this correctly.
     
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    I am so close.....it's like being 15 and waiting on your drivers license...
     
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    Now that’s the life. Enjoy!
     
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    I’ve been a free man since Jan 1. There’s a honeymoon period followed by a big dose of reality. My stress level dropped but my blood pressure is up. My wife and I are living the HGTV lifestyle with a major renovation that just keeps growing. I thought that spending a big chunk of my severance on it would keep my wife quiet and content. Nothing can do that. Having more time on my hands just gives me more time to listen. You do some unexpected things when you’re retired. I turned a visit to the doc onto an excuse to get lost for the day which convinced me that as soon as the contractors are gone I need to take some ME time.
     
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