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Old 01-26-2016, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I'm so jealous - I can't wait for "endless Saturdays". 95 days and counting
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Xtreme SW Tennessee
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Same here. Not complaining though. I get up when I wake up. Whatever time. But this wreaks havoc on the occasional day when I am obligated to be someplace at a certain time. Most days it is 9:30 - 10:30 am. Today I got up about 10:30 am. I am cooking & eating breakfast when most folks are entertaining thoughts of lunch. Tomorrow I am to be at an aunt's house - 26 miles from here - by 11 am, to take her to lunch (get her out & about). All I can think about today is how lazy I have become that I will have to set the dreaded alarm to be up & out of here at the time I am usually just getting up.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:53 PM
 
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Same here. Not complaining though. I get up when I wake up. Whatever time. But this wreaks havoc on the occasional day when I am obligated to be someplace at a certain time. Most days it is 9:30 - 10:30 am. Today I got up about 10:30 am. I am cooking & eating breakfast when most folks are entertaining thoughts of lunch. Tomorrow I am to be at an aunt's house - 26 miles from here - by 11 am, to take her to lunch (get her out & about). All I can think about today is how lazy I have become that I will have to set the dreaded alarm to be up & out of here at the time I am usually just getting up.
Exactly! I had to be ready by 0800 yesterday to accompany my mom to a doctors appointment.

You get used to not having to be anywhere and when you do, yuck.
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Old 01-26-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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To all you retire people who didn't have to get up early or try to go anywhere in the East Coast storm…..I can't waiting to join you …in 9 1/2 years!!

My retired friend in Phila. has been cool, calm and collected these past few days!
Car snowed in: oh, well….. Schools closed….whatever….. Street not plowed: "good thing I don't work anymore."
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Old 01-26-2016, 01:26 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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To all you retire people who didn't have to get up early or try to go anywhere in the East Coast storm…..I can't waiting to join you …in 9 1/2 years!!

My retired friend in Phila. has been cool, calm and collected these past few days!
Car snowed in: oh, well….. Schools closed….whatever….. Street not plowed: "good thing I don't work anymore."
Your retired friend has it right.
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:06 PM
 
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EscortRider. Want to commend you on your volunteer work and the joy and satisfaction you derive from it. Shows what kind of person you are. Though we have somewhat different perspectives on some issues, I always felt you were an insightful and compassionate person, and enjoyed reading your comments.

For the record, I avoid morning appointments like the plague. However, I have had the luxury of not having to punch a clock for most of my working years, so now in retirement, little has changed. Though admittedly, I wish I were different. Always felt is was a serious shortcoming in my makeup.

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Old 01-26-2016, 09:32 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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For the record, I avoid morning appointments like the plague. However, I have had the luxury of not having to punch a clock for most of my working years, so now in retirement, little has changed. Though admittedly, I wish I were different. Always felt it was a serious shortcoming in my makeup.
Actually, that would be wanting to punch a clock.
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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EscortRider. Want to commend you on your volunteer work and the joy and satisfaction you derive from it. Shows what kind of person you are. Though we have somewhat different perspectives on some issues, I always felt you were an insightful and compassionate person, and enjoyed reading your comments.

For the record, I avoid morning appointments like the plague. However, I have had the luxury of not having to punch a clock for most of my working years, so now in retirement, little has changed. Though admittedly, I wish I were different. Always felt is was a serious shortcoming in my makeup.
Thank you for the kind and generous words. Like Curmudgeon, I would not call your personal preference a "serious shortcoming" in your makeup, as it is really just a personal preference. Some people (like me) don't mind getting up in the morning while others loathe it.

However, I would not go quite as far as Curmudgeon and call wanting to punch a time clock a serious shortcoming, because some people like structure - again, a personal preference. I suspect Curmudgeon was mostly just being humorous anyway.

I find that even when I set no alarm clock and have nothing particular to do on a given day, 7:30 a.m. is about the latest I can sleep. What I have done sometimes though is get up, have breakfast, then go back to sleep for a morning nap.
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:20 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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However, I would not go quite as far as Curmudgeon and call wanting to punch a time clock a serious shortcoming, because some people like structure - again, a personal preference. I suspect Curmudgeon was mostly just being humorous anyway.

I find that even when I set no alarm clock and have nothing particular to do on a given day, 7:30 a.m. is about the latest I can sleep. What I have done sometimes though is get up, have breakfast, then go back to sleep for a morning nap.
I was! As for a morning nap, now yur talkin'.
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:12 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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I get up by 6 am
After all these are my best years and
Times awastin'

Occasionally I sleep late. 6:30 .
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