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Old 11-19-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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I did not meet my husband until I was about 55. He is a bit younger than I. We each had provided for a nice retirement, got married, and have no problem being together at home all day. I guess, because this is what we had been preparing for. He works, though, usually one day a week.

I think there is something about having a life pattern in which each of you has a separate life at work and acclimating to that and then you both change, but not in mutually beneficial ways. We are very lucky in retirement. If I had married earlier I doubt I would be feeling this way now.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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I'm the one still working. DH is disabled and hasn't worked since 2000. Let me tell you, I resent every minute I'm at work. I have so many hobbies it will take me the rest of my life to complete them. We're members of a travel club, but can't travel due to, guess what, my miserable job. Financially things are finally working out and there's a good chance I can soon retire. I can't wait for the day.
You don't work from home? My last remaining (almost retired completely!) client is a medical transcriptionist and she works when she travels. I know she's worked using WiFi in cafes, airports, while in flight, etc. The right software and a good laptop and you're set. She just got back from a week in Tuscon and had a great time while keeping up with her work, and she is the owner. Not only does she transcribe, she manages 3 others.

I know this depends on how your files are sent and received to some extent, but it can be done.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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You don't work from home? My last remaining (almost retired completely!) client is a medical transcriptionist and she works when she travels. I know she's worked using WiFi in cafes, airports, while in flight, etc. The right software and a good laptop and you're set. She just got back from a week in Tuscon and had a great time while keeping up with her work, and she is the owner. Not only does she transcribe, she manages 3 others.

I know this depends on how your files are sent and received to some extent, but it can be done.
I work from home, yes. Oh, yeah, I want to drag along a laptop and work while everybody else on the cruise ship is having fun. The absolute last thing I want to do while on vacation is try to figure out what some ESL (English as second language) physician is blabbering about while my DH is off gambling in the boat casino or on a shore trip exploring a tropical island.

Have I mentioned I resent every minute I have to spend at this miserable job as it is?

Do your client's accounts know she's transcribing patient medical records on WIFI in a cafe where anybody can log on? Has she heard of HIPAA? It's bad enough the large medical transcription companies are sending your records to India to be transcribed as it is. Now some lady is transcribing your records in an airport. Wow, scary.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:52 AM
 
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So ... I find myself retired and on the net for sometimes as much as two hours each day. Financial problems at our local hospital caused employee reduction which effected my wife and seven other registered nurses. She and many of those had worked there 30 plus years and were at the top of their pay scale. Now she is a traveling nurse 4 hours away. I don't see her that often because we or the mortgage company owns our home and we have pets and someone has to be here to take care of things. I feel like we will eventually sell the house and give away our pets (would be like giving our kids away) who are my only company. Then we will get a travel trailer or small recreational vehicle and live in RV resorts from job to job. So much for fishing, little projects, a beautiful lawn, nice flower beds and a garden producing an abundance of healthy vegetables. You look forward to these times all your life and then you realize that it was largely a fantasy ... not reality. When my wife and I married I knew my age difference would pose a problem in the future but it has come so fast. She is 15 years my junior and I will be 80 by the time she retires. I still feel like that kid inside but when I look myself in the mirror each morning I realize I must have dreamed it over night. What now? This is my contribution to the subject ... not complaining but just stating the way I feel.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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An old but interesting thread.

One of my good friends wife has just retired. He had retired several years before her so he did many of the household chores like shopping, laundry, house cleaning, supper preparation, etc. As she was busy earning the bucks, he was glad to do the chores. He still found time to play golf 3-4 or so times a week so life is good for him.

They realize they will have to cut back their life style do to the reduction in her earnings but they have no debt to speak of so they should be just fine. Like he said, no more cruises to nowhere.....LOL
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Interesting, if old, thread.

I retired first, then DH retired effectively 7 months later. During the time he worked, and I stayed home, it was like the time when he went off to work and then the kids went to school. That's what it reminded me of.

I was getting the house ready to list for sale then, like a madwoman. But it was not a bad time in our lives, if very short.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Miraflores
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