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Old 11-15-2018, 04:51 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I live near Philly. Today's predicted 'minimal' snow quickly turning to rain stayed snow longer than the weather people thought. 3-5 inches.. cars spun out everywhere, drivers stuck on interstates and other roads for hours... and I haven't left my house except to retrieve the newspaper before the snow started this morning. So glad not to have to drive the 45 mile round trip to work.. feel sorry for the poor people stuck in this mess.
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Old 11-15-2018, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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I can relate to this. I HATE >H A T E cold weather. Love sleeping in when it is freezing out. How I hated to slog to work and freeze my carcass.

I do sort of feel sorry for those who are still employed (and paying into SS), but I did my time and I DESERVE to enjoy this time.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:00 PM
 
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glad i do not Have To (fill in)
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:11 PM
 
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Not having to commute in bad weather (and bad traffic) is a close second place finisher for me. First will always and forever be the elimination of the alarm clock from my mornings. Sleep, blissful sleep.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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Not having to commute in bad weather (or at all!) is one of my top favorite things about retirement, too!
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Living in CA as I do we get plenty of snow. But the traffic is light and we both have Subarus with winter tires during snow season. Snow was never an issue. Ice was an issue a few times. My number 1 reason for liking retirement is not having to work.

I get an income without a job and I can sleep in as late as I want. A teenagers dream!
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:30 PM
 
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I retire in Feb. I literally cursed my way to work today in the sleet. I cursed my way home in the teaming rain and slush. Retirement can not come fast enough.
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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We live in a hilly area, so yes, I am glad I no longer have to commute in bad weather.: pouring rain causing fishtailing, icy roads, high winds where there are trees and accumulated snow. Also, the people coming off side streets who slide to a stop with near misses. Also, no more arrogant bosses who favor the ***kissers.
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:40 PM
 
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Having sex with the wife in the middle of the morning during daylight hours followed by a nap and a leisurely lunch.
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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The #1 reason I'm glad to be retired!

No one's trying to kill me.
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