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Old 03-04-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I'm still trying to figure it out and the best I can come up with is that you never get a freakin' day off!

What's yours?
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: The South
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No vacation days, no raises, more time behind you than ahead of you.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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No vacation days, no raises, more time behind you than ahead of you.
Yeah! The thought of living to get past 130 is not a pleasant one.

Besides, I'm really retired. I was tired yesterday and I'm tired today. Too much to do and not enough time to do it all. The good news is, no boredom!
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The worst thing about retirement is not getting all of that exhilarating fresh air and exercise at 6:00A in January when you are outside scraping the ice off your windshield. Lean, lean, scrape, scrape. Repeat. When you are retired, you just say, "Eh, the sun will take care of it in a few hours" and then you have another blueberry muffin.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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The worst thing about retirement......

That's a tough one.

Guess I'll say that I don't have as much disposable money as I once did and I have to watch the $$$$ a little more closely than I did when I was still working. Other than that, I can't think of a single thing about retirement that isn't great.

But......all things considered, learning to make do with less is actually a plus.
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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Getting a phone call at nine in the morning with the question, "Are you still sleeping?"
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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I'm still trying to figure it out and the best I can come up with is that you never get a freakin' day off!

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We need to tighten up the membership screening.
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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the worst thing for me was my wife and I both retiring and looking forward to enjoying it, then losing half of our income in the stock market crash and both of us having to go back to work.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: High Cotton
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The worse thing about retirement is forgetting what day of the week it is...and 'almost' forgetting my tee times.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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The worst thing about retirement is listening to people on this forum brag about how much money they have available. Fortunately that represents a very small percentage of the posts here in the Retirement Forum, which I find to be a good source of information and ideas in general.
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