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Old 02-23-2017, 09:18 AM
 
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It makes perfect sense if you stop to think about it. Most people, unless in the military, law enforcement, fire or retail, get weekends, Monday holidays and major holidays off, not to leave out vacations, etc.

Once fully retired you're just that, retired, regardless of the day of the week, hour of the day or event, you name it. You're retired. You can't escape it or take a day off from it no matter where you go or what you do. It's precisely that which makes hours and days blend together and become ever so less important than they were during your employed times.

The only thing that's nonsensical is the absence of a sense of humor an inability to think outside the box (whatever that inane phrase means).
I know - sheesh I miss those three day weekends we had in the military. The excitement of the upcoming days off was - well - exciting.

Now - just another day.

But I do have things "scheduled" almost every day except Friday! Things like breakfast meeting, exercise classes, church, etc. So yea - only one day off a week.
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I am certain I will be able to deal with that, it's a problem I can't wait to have.
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:09 PM
 
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We call it vacation and follow this rule for daily living etc: Inspired not required!
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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104 days for me, then I trade 5 Mondays a week for 7 Saturdays. Actually it's not quite like that for me. I work out of the house and some days remain empty. Problem is, some days turn into 16 hour days, and occasionally I get called at any time of the day or night. It hasn't happened that much lately, but because it did frequently in the past, it makes me apprehensive to plan anything personal.

That is the part I won't miss.

Then there is the Kids and Grandkids. My son is a Fireman/Paramedic. We will be able to do things with them, on his work schedule. My youngest daughter is a stay at home mom, so we will be able to do more with them. Any day now she will give us a new grandson. Our oldest daughter is in the military and may not move back home when she gets out. We will be more free to visit with her.

I am so looking forward to retirement.
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:40 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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This what my dad last said... I have found it to be true....

You're kidding, right? After 40-some years of working, I look at retirement as having every day off.! Days that you can do with whatever you like, or nothing, as the mood hits you.
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