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Old 02-22-2017, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Retirement can be like Groundhog day, i.e. everyday the same thing, unless you schedule events and get out and do things.

Make something happen every day.
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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304 more actual days until I walk out for the last time.
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I love staying up & sleeping late!
Man, I can't wait (12 years til I hit 62 and retire).
I met my former boss for drinks last night (she got laid off a couple weeks ago), and she had this calm, happy vibe around her. It made me realize how much latent stress I'm under every day at work.
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:29 AM
 
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I have long thought that, upon retirement, I'll have to do as much nothing as I want until I sort of turn the battleship around and learn other motivations than "have to go to work/make a living." I'll know when that time comes when it happens.

Minus my vacation and current medical leave, I have about 274 days left. Or 304 if I want to pay less COBRA. Or or or...
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:12 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Weekends become meaningless as do Monday holidays. The former are simply days to avoid going to town to shop (we're semi-rural), ditto Friday evenings, and the latter only mean no mail which I only check every several days anyway. The rest of the days are simply filled with....um....something, or not.

The greatest joy some five days a week, and occasionally more, is not having to concern myself with a highly stressful career. No more bringing work home. No more calls and emails while off to include weekends and holidays. No more late night calls to go back to the office and maybe be there until 3:00 a.m. because some political hot-button issue has suddenly blown up, or is about to, and I have to help stomp out the forest fire and prepare to testify before a legislative committee first thing in the morning.

My wife, also being in the same career but for different agencies than the ones I was in, had to put up with the above as well.

Ah, retirement. Ya gotta love it!
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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It is SO hard not to just check out now. If I make it until 12/23 it means 175 more a month on my pension for the rest of my life.

Might not sound like much now, but in 10 years it might mean eating.

Pension is figured at 30.1% now, 34.1 if I wait. That is of my high three wage years.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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While I understand that the thread title is humorous, it does have its conceivable serious side. Doesn't it pretty much suggest that the unrelieved non-activity of retirement contains no changes, i.e., every day is Saturday, as someone wrote. The "day off" would represent a change, a day when there is structured activity or the need to be somewhere at a certain time.

Unless we are bedridden we hold all that in our own hands. We can create as little or as much structure as we wish. I wouldn't like it at all if every day were Saturday.
Exactly! I do not work outside the home anymore, and I am middle aged - so that makes me sort of retired? At any rate, I no longer have work to give me a sense of structure. Since dh still works, we do have weekends and holidays, but after he retires, we will both be missing that structure.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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I love staying up & sleeping late!
That's great if you can do that. I can't stay awake while watching TV. Then can't gt to sleep when I go to bed.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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We spent the first 7-8 years of our retirement engaged in travel, golf, ministry, fishing, book writing and related. Our thought was, "We better do these things now while our health is good and we feel like it."

Now, we often sit idle and lose track of days ... Every day is about the same. -- I'm thinking, 'We need to get moving again - lest we grow older."
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:43 AM
 
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Since the OP has come back to explain what his post even means, I'll just say that to say the worst part of retirement is that "you never get a day off" makes no sense what-so-ever.

Given that in retirement (full retirement) you can make your own schedule and the very concept of a day off is irrelevant, the OP's statement is nonsensical.
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