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 Post subject: Retired and loving it.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:55 am 
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I've been retired for over a year now, and just loving it. I've made some observations over this period that I'd like to share:

RETIRED
As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world,
I rapidly realized that I don't really give a rat's hiney.
It's the tortoise life for me!

1. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.
3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.
4. A tortoise doesn't run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.
And you tell me to exercise?? I don't think so.

Some Senior Thoughts
God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Now that I'm older here's what I've discovered:
1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and all-bran.
3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart.
4. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.
5. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.
6. If all is not lost, where is it?
7. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.
8. Some days, you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.
9. I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few.
10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.
11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.
12. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.
13. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you're in the bathroom.
14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees.
15. When I'm finally holding all the cards, why does everyone want to play chess?
16. Its not hard to meet expenses . . . they're everywhere.
17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter . . .
I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I'm hereafter
19. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.
20. I'M UNABLE TO REMEMBER WHETHER I'VE POSTED THIS BEFORE....



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 Post subject: Re: Retired and loving it.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:01 am 
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Uh-huh; what he said! And one more thing: may my stock options rest in peace. {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: Retired and loving it.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:06 pm 
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trouble with being retired is there are no days off. your always retired.


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 Post subject: Re: Retired and loving it.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:06 pm 
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When I retired I said that now, every day is Saturday. But after a year, I must amend that. Saturdays and Sundays are clogged with all the people who work during the week, lengthening checkout lines, creating traffic and what not. I now say the week consists of 5 Saturdays and 2 Mondays.

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 Post subject: Re: Retired and loving it.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:26 pm 
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Howdy, I am the Poster Boy for Retirement.
It's been four months of getting up when I want.
Going where I want.
No Alarm Clock.
No Boss. Don't know yet what planet he was from. But that's what happens when someone is brought in that knows less than the staff but think they have all the answers.
Nice to meet you guys. {hs#


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 Post subject: Re: Retired and loving it.
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:17 pm 
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Welcome to SGW, WillCFish.
I'm the runner-up for poster boy. The only thing I don't like about retirement is the limit on $ to do all the activities I love.


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 Post subject: Re: Retired and loving it.
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:56 pm 
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I have been retired 9 yrs.
Work is the curse of the leisure class.

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 Post subject: Re: Retired and loving it.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:22 pm 
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I've been retired for 4 years. When I schedule appointments, I enjoy telling people, " No Mondays: Monday is my day to do nothing. If I have to do anything on Monday, I have to find another day to do nothing. Sometimes I don't get finished doing nothing, and I have to find another day to do nothing."


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 Post subject: Re: Retired and loving it.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:28 pm 
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I retired the first of April 2000. My supervisor accused me of an April Fools Joke when I turned in my resignation letter.

Joke was on him . . . I didn't show up on April 2nd!!! :lol:

So, 15 years the 1st of next month. As long as the money holds out I'll keep enjoying doing whatever I wish!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Retired and loving it.
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I retired about 15 years ago...seems like yesterday....got a travel trailer RV for trips around the country when and if I want to go....I have my neighbor take in my mail when I'm away....she keeps saying I'm going on vacation in my Travel Trailer...I always respond.."vacation from what...I'm retired"
My question is this...If you are retired and go off on a long camping trip can you call that a vacation ??
Our retired lives are one endless vacation....now all we need is the money to go anywhere we please on this endless vacation.


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 Post subject: Re: Retired and loving it.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:08 am 
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Location: Lake Havasu City, Az.
I retired in December of 2014, almost 5 years ago. It seems like 5 months ago. I'm loving every minute of it. We finally found the house we wanted, and moved from the overcrowded Phoenix area, to Lake Havasu City. Absolutely beautiful here...... And one of the best gun clubs on the planet!


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 Post subject: Re: Retired and loving it.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:59 am 
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I retired in June 2004 - Freedom 56 1/2 for me. 15 years and counting.
Many good things about retirement - freedom to shoot at the club any day of the week is one.
Freedom to travel to be with Grandchildren rates high on my list.
Freedom to not travel when the weather is bad, but wait for the sunny day.

Down sides -
As you age, things start going downhill with health - more visits to the doctor, and hospital stays, and I am remarkably healthy overall, just some bits don't work like they used to.
Wife had cancer, fortunately treated successfully.
Best friend died in September - lost my hunting and shooting buddy of 43 years.
Lost another friend in early November. There have been way too many funerals already, and I am just 72.
Cherish the good times in retirement, since you never know what will happen in the "crap shoot" of life.


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 Post subject: Re: Retired and loving it.
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:29 am 
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I retired when I was almost 80 years old. Been doing my on thing for a couple of years. The main thing that I miss is being in charge of something. Now, I see another take up my banner and he has not had to call me for advice more than a few times. I guess I trained him right. Day I feel useless so I go to the gym and workout.

Then come back home and check out what my friends on SGW are chatting about.

Wife is still holding down the law office. Won't retire and closing in on 80 years old but she seems happy.



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