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Old 06-15-2016, 08:59 AM
Location: Columbia SC
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I am happy for you though I admit I would not have taken on the remodeling/modifications you did.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:12 AM
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Yes we'll rent for sure at first. We can lease our our condo where we now reside for about $3500/mo and after fees and taxes we would still have enough income from our owned condo to cover rent on a place at the testing location. So thats my plan for a test drive.
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:05 PM
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Originally Posted by Tek_Freek View Post
We have finally made it through all the stuff we had to do to our house. It's been a while since the big job was finished and we have started to get out more. A lot more. Granted we live in Las Vegas and entertainment opportunities abound.

It has gotten to the point that we have to consider whether or not to do something.

We take a Bridge lesson Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Play Bridge with friends Tuesday after the lesson, and Saturday in a beginners group.

My wife is learning Mahjongg Fridays, and has a cooking get together with three other ladies once a month.

We go out to dinner a couple of times a month, go to shows a couple of times a month, and get together for dinner at friends a couple of times a month.

We've been here since the beginning of November 2014 and haven't gambled in a casino yet. Something we used to do when we vacationed here every couple of years. Funny how things change. I am getting antsy to play some poker or Blackjack, though.

Excellent! I always say that ANYBODY can discover something to do and enjoy at retirement if they try hard enough. One of my brothers doesn't have interests other than people, and I'm sure that even his friends get tired of his company all the time. He has some potential good projects on his farm that could keep him busy and fit but, no, he doesn't do them. My sympathy for him is very, very minimal.
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Old 06-15-2016, 03:11 PM
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Tek_Freek, I get the feeling you are looking for additional interests and additional things to do in your retirement that would be more satisfying and fulfilling.

I do not like going out to dinner much, I do not like games including card games (they bore me), and I do not like cooking, so all the things you list that you're doing would not fit me at all. I do love going to shows, but that is very much dependent upon which show.

(I realize that bridge is challenging & has intellectual aspects) Having enjoyable activities is certainly welcome in retirement.

I just get the feeling that underneath your post are feelings of wanting something MORE..... which is perfectly normal. (I could be wrong)

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Old 06-15-2016, 07:06 PM
Location: Columbia SC
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I wholeheartedly recommend not taking up Bridge. I have never seen so many "happy" couples argue about the game to the point of being nasty. Take up a different card game(s).
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