"Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

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"Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:15 pm

I haven't retired yet :!: But, I've been off since Dec. 23 @ 2:00 pm. I've worked on the boat, dealt with inlaws/outlaws, sanded, faired, epoxied, worked in the yard, decorated, un-decorated, cleaned, drank beer and champaine, coffee, traded trucks, and DAMN I hurt like HELL :!:

I'm looking forward to getting in shape again.

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Re: "Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby leakcheck » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:55 pm

Bill, you will most certainly be one of those people who work harder in retirement than you do now! But I think you can handle it!! :wink: :wink:

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Re: "Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby jcallends » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:15 am

Look forward to it! It's better than anything else you ever did even with the pain, most deadlines disappear. The drawback is you won't see a paycheck for your efforts but the personal satisfaction never stops.

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Re: "Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby John K » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:12 am

Bill, I joined the retirement club in 03 and have found it great. When it is too hot to be outside after 12 noon, I get bored, but other than that I really have enjoyed doing what I want. No more stress from the work "boss". YEA!

I think you will find plenty to do!

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Postby Lowka53 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:53 pm

8) winter months is the hardest for me since my shop isn't built yet so I don't have that resource to play in. :roll:
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Re: "Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby thudpucker » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:51 pm

I was glad when they called me back. Four more years of FUN and got paid for it.
Now, 20 years later, I'm finally learning to do nothing and be diligent at it. :mrgreen:
I still miss work. Just not the pressure that came with that Check.

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Re: "Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby jcallends » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:16 am

I don't miss the work, my shift was 3:30 - midnight, Thurs. thru Mon., but I do miss the new technology.

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Re: "Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby John K » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:50 am

I don't miss the pressure at work, but do miss all my work friends and working on new stuff. With the internet I stay in touch with a lot of my work friends. Plenty of them are also retired.

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Re: "Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby Old aussie » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:51 pm

There is no way that i could find enough time in the day to go back to work,

Old Ausie Peter..............

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Re: "Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby John K » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:05 pm

You got it right, Old Aussie. :)

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Re: "Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby leakcheck » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:18 pm

I don't think I will ever retire...not that I wouldn't like to....

My wife said she would not tolerate it...

She said i will be the only guy on my death bed saying: "I wish i could have one more day at work"

I love my work

I love some of the people I work with

And since today was an official day off...I spent it driving six hours (3 hours each way) to break trail with a snowmobile so my friend can get into his cabin. (He is not the best at executing some of the move on a sled so he spends more time stuck unless the trail is already broken)! It took me about 30 minutes to an hour and then i turned around and came home and left him up there!

I still want time to just build a damn box, I cannot make time to do it!!

College kids wear me out!

AH....someday.....someday......

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PS..are there bandsaws in heaven? :roll: :wink: (wait..that my be presuming a little much!)

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Re: "Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby Lowka53 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:31 pm

:lol: no way am I going back to work I have been retired since 2009 :wink:
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Re: "Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby Old aussie » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:22 pm

I think the big problem with retirement is all of a sudden you are at home with the wife 24\7, you either have to have a
shared interest ,or seperate ones ,mine is boats and fishing hers is rideing horses it works great....

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Re: "Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby DrBryanJ » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:04 pm

I had planned on retiring in 5 years. Had a buyer lined up for my practice. Now, both of my daughters have decided to become dentists. Have to wait for my youngest to go through 4 yrs of college, 4 yrs of dental school and 2 yrs of pediatric residency. So I'm now at least 10 yrs away.
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Re: "Retirement"-I May Not Be Man Enough for This!

Postby fredt » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:29 pm

Retired. I sold my business to my wife. Now I work for nothing :(

For the last two months of almost not working, never been happier. Did ask the man upstairs to grant me the time to finish all the crap I have started.


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