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Old 02-13-2016, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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The first winter I was retired, I got kind of bored. But I haven't felt that way recently. As others have said, I can't believe it has 9 years for me.
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:01 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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Yes, I find this is true, also. I have been quite busy since retiring, but all of it has been with projects that I enjoy, like time in the workshop, putting up small buildings, and tending poultry.

Now, I am "on vacation" in TN (wife's idea) and sometimes find time dragging. I never really cared for vacations, as I have (mostly) always loved what I was doing. But my wife sees it differently!
If you're in the western part, let me know and maybe we can meet for coffee! Yes, I'm serious.

NJ -> RI -> NY -> W TN

Retirement has been fun - learning new stuff all the time - I've held baby goats and baby pigs, learning about animal care and rescue, gotten certified for DART (federal Disaster program), travelled to almost a dozen more countries, planning more travel, and I'm seriously considering taking some college courses in areas I never considered before.
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Old 02-13-2016, 10:25 PM
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Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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The thing that tickles me is when someone asks, "What are you doing this weekend?" or "How was your weekend?"

We purposely do very little on the weekends -- why fight the crowds in stores and restaurants? And why not stay home to give the Monday-Friday workers a little more space when they do their errands or fun stuff that HAS to be done on weekends?

I try to explain how it is: when you're retired, every day is Saturday! But people who are still working can only imagine.
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Old 02-14-2016, 01:31 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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What amazes me is similar to what others have posted: Time seems to fly by. It doesn't seem like seven years since I stopped working. I also have trouble keeping track of what day of the week it is. But what surprised me most is that I seem to always be busy. I imagined I'd have long, lazy days with not much to do, and that I'd be bored. That hasn't been the case at all. Instead I wonder how I ever found the time to hold a job!
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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The thing that tickles me is when someone asks, "What are you doing this weekend?" or "How was your weekend?"

We purposely do very little on the weekends -- why fight the crowds in stores and restaurants? And why not stay home to give the Monday-Friday workers a little more space when they do their errands or fun stuff that HAS to be done on weekends?

I try to explain how it is: when you're retired, every day is Saturday! But people who are still working can only imagine.

When we retired 2 years ago our neighbor said it best....."Being retired is 6 Saturdays & a Sunday every week!!!!"
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I've actually begun to dread the weekends.

That's when all the "Workies" flood the stores and the entertainment.
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:57 AM
 
Location: In The Pacific
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Been retired 18 yrs now. Sometimes I don't even know what day of the week it is or if it's early morning or evening after I wake up from my short nap. When my wife tells me what day of the week and time it is, I just sometimes go back and continue my nap.
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:54 AM
 
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I used to read/hear about old people 'puttering" around, doing things slowly [ I read insignificantly] It all sounded so sad and pathetic. Now I spend a great deal of my time "puttering," and it is the bomb! [ it is surprising what all you do when there is no rush]
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Old 02-14-2016, 10:29 AM
 
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I have 4 grandkids that live with us so my perception for anything has not changed a bit..... In fact it is even more hectic now....
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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When we retired 2 years ago our neighbor said it best....."Being retired is 6 Saturdays & a Sunday every week!!!!"
Another saying..every night is Friday night and every day is Saturday.
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