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Old 09-27-2017, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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Not lazier but weaker.
Yep. It's an aging thing.....most of us ARE simply older in retirement.

Tasks that I did at age 50 (when first retired), take longer. Repainting a bedroom used to be an afternoon's work. Now at age 65, we either hire someone (in MX where labor is cheap), or at our US home, I divide the job into one wall per afternoon.

Also at age 50, I used to do spur of moment dinner parties for 8 or 10 people...with only 2 or 3 days notice. Now we either call a caterer (MX) or in the US will go to specialty stores for pre-made appetizers and desserts and just make the entrees at home.

It took me a few failures to realize I have to allow more time to do big projects. I also have a disease in both hands that has left my right hand with the use of only my thumb and 2 other fingers. Cooking, which had been my passion is painful in addition to slower.

I'm not complaining, it's just a fact of longevity.
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:11 PM
 
Location: New Oxford, PA
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I'm also in the "eh, I can do that tomorrow" camp with most things. I do get out of the house most every day, unless I'm involved in an XBOX marathon.
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:30 PM
 
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I'm also in the "eh, I can do that tomorrow" camp with most things. I do get out of the house most every day, unless I'm involved in an XBOX marathon.
lol..I save my gaming marathons for the evenings otherwise I might be glued to the PC.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Younger retiree. Florida heat usually catches up to me by 2 pm causing laziness. I do a lot from 8 a.m. til 2 pm.....fitness stuff.

I know I'll slow down in the next decade but hope I can fight it off.
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