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Old 07-02-2019, 01:17 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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It took us two years to get used to retirement, we just vegged our in the beginning. Now we have plans what to do. I have to say the garden looks nicer than before.
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:27 PM
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Congratulations! I worked for a State Agency for 31.5 years and decided to pull the plug when my new boss and I didn't see eye to eye. I kind of eased into retirement by working part time seasonal jobs for about a year. That was in 2011 and part of 2012. After that I was completely ready to retire.


Part of my previous job was maintaining water intake screens that the fish we raised needed for survival. I carried a pager several days a week and would start getting nervous when heavy rains started. More times then I can remember I had to get up at 1 or 2 or 3 Am to keep water flowing to the fish.
Now when it starts raining heavily, I wake up momentarily, remember where and what I am (retired) smile and roll over back to sleep!
Retirement is a total joy!
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Congratulations!!!
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:45 PM
 
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Congrats! I look forward to retiring, but it's still quite sometime in the future.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Texas of course
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My husband still calls me sometimes 'during the week' when he runs to Lowe's or another store and says, "doesn't anyone work"?

Congrats! Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoknEUdggqs
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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OMG fun song ^!


I have to email this link to DH who refuses to give up and refuses to relax and just refuses, refuses refuses!


Told him today, when he tried to drag me into something, "ah, I'm NOT your secretary anymore." Went over like a lead balloon. What do you do with someone like this?
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Old 07-03-2019, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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I could've retired on Monday, but my wife makes it quite clear that she'd make my life a living hell if I do. I'm only doing 5 more years, which still means retiring at 45. She's going to just have to deal with it at that point regardless.
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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Yep, and you'll love it even more when Monday comes around and you don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn and get going!
Somebody tell that to my dog!
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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Welcome to the world of "six Saturdays and a Sunday" as we call it. DH said just last week, retirement can be exhausting, I think I need to go back to work to relax. We had a really busy week with guests and the usual activities. We would not have it any other way.
Yes, it does beat “four Monday’s and a Friday”!
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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The big difference:

- Before retiring when I'd do my grocery shopping it was in-and-out as fast as possible. And since I shopped either after work or on the weekends the majority of shoppers were also workers and were in just as big a hurry as I was.

- After retiring I began grocery shopping during the week days earlier in the day and at first it appeared as though all the shoppers (mainly seniors) were walking around in slow motion!!

Now that I've been retired for nearly a decade I am one of the slow-motion shoppers too! What a treat to just take one's time!!!

Congrats OP!! Now the fun part of life really begins!!!
Just make sure you hit the frozen food section last or you’ll be drinking your ice cream with a straw. Just not a plastic one!😂
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