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Old 10-22-2018, 11:11 AM
 
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Weekends mean nothing to me since I retired. The only way I even notice it's the weekend is because the neighbors are home, shooting their guns. It's quiet during the week when the neighbors are at work, so weekdays are what I look forward to these days, not the weekend.
When I retire, I want to come to your neighbor's house and shoot guns with them!
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:13 PM
 
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I hike with friends who are retired - I find for them the weekend is when they avoid going certain places because of crowding since they can now do it during the week.
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:48 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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I so look forward to traveling NOT during major holidays. That's how I feel about weekends too.

You can't get anywhere in a car without it being a parking lot during major holidays here in the state. And the airport is a mess as well.
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Old 10-22-2018, 03:18 PM
 
Location: mancos
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So glad I can go jeeping and fishing on weekdays now,most of the time I have the mountains to myself.No crowds of noisy atv's
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:01 PM
 
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It means less. Less because the streets are full of drivers who aren't working. The stores are as well, and so are the restaurants and bars. I prefer partying during the week.
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Old 10-22-2018, 07:09 PM
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Location: Las Vegas
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I'm not retired but I hate having weekends off. I work for myself so I take Mon and Tuesday off usually.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:30 PM
 
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Weekends still are different for us.

We have grown children, and the weekend is the only time we see our adult daughter, because she works full time and is unavailable during the week; the other one lives out of state.

The other thing special about weekends is Sunday, because that is church day for us, and we are with our church family.
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Weekends mean the kids are home from school and the wife is home from work. Although, sometimes I can't wait for Mondays when it is just me and the housekeeper!

Well, long ago on Clark AFB in the Philippines, the school system was split into two 5 hour sessions. Half the kids went to school 7-12 and the other half 12-5. The only time we all got a chance to play together was on the weekends. We had intense hide and go seek episodes late into the dark on Saturday night.


When summer vacation rolled around, these intense Saturday meetings disappeared. Why? Because they weren't necessary since we could get together during the rest of the week.


It's great if one has the time during the week but you know the old saying ...... "It's no fun playing alone.".
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:35 PM
 
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Yes weekends still mean something
Retired here in my mind but still working one shift ea. week.

Lots of socialization, recreational fun, etc... & some volunteering fits in within the schedule below

Monday- Cycling in the Evening
Tuesday- Evening Bible Study then cycling
Wednesday Afternoon to Thurs Afternoon- working
Thursday after work= grocery shopping, haircuts, doctors, dentists, home depot shopping.
Friday-Eating with friends o(our home, theirs our eating out)
Saturday- Cycling at night On Sat or Sun
Sunday -Church
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