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Old 01-24-2010, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Pacing myself in case I have to spring into action
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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I cleaned my "greenhouse" window - bigger job than it sounds, cleaned house, made some pumpkin custards, applied to be a bike patrol volunteer for the local national park, talked with my favorite brother for a few hours, shredded old receipts to make a huge pile of confetti. Made a big pile of old books to get rid of. I think I'm decompressed now and ready to tackle the big clean-out project in earnest now.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Kissimmee, Fl/Guntersville, AL Soon
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I am FINALLY feeling like I am retired and it is great! Today I called to get all our new doctors lined up and medical records transferred. Moving the day you retire kind of takes away some of the excitement until you get settled, tags transferred/new DL's, etc. Since we are planning a 6 week RV trip starting mid-April I am not wanting to get locked into much right now...just relaxing!
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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Serious shopping. Ordered a new kitchen and other things. Making the house exactly how we want for our 'old' age.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:31 PM
 
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Love being retired. We can get all this DIY, remodeling, and redecorating done within a couple of months instead of taking up every weekend for a year because of something called a job.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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First full day in Costa Rica, had lunch at McDs and finger pointed my way through my order. The young Ticos (that is how Costa Ricians refer to themselves) are extremely polite and helpful to gringos. We're going to Sarchi tomorrow morning to see the wood art and then have lunch with some friends. The weather is sunny, mid 80s daytime and mid 60s in the evening. Life is great!
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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I'd rather be in Costa Rica. However, I'm at home in chilly Scotland. Today I painted our hallway.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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This was yesterday...got up early to drive an hour to take my General Class amateur radio exam in a small mountain town 60 miles from my small mountain town. Heavy snow, and I found out I was the only one testing. All three examiners showed up and I PASSED! There must have been a good 5" or more of snow when I left and drove back down the mountain. Thank goodness for my Jeep. I took my older sisters to lunch at a Mennonite cafe near their home. Amazingly good food all you can eat for about $6.00 including salad or soup, dessert and a drink. Spent some time with them catching up on family gossip, and just visiting. Stopped snowing and drove back here and stopped at the "big city" of 10,000 on my way here to do some shopping. When I got back home sun was shining and it was 40 degrees. Strange weather. Stopped at the local Citgo station and put $60.00 in gas in my Jeep, it was empty and talked to some local folks and caught up on, what else, gossip and this crazy weather. I put up a wire antenna on my patio since it has to be hidden and made a contact with a Boeing 787 special event station in Washington state on the ham radio, my first since my license upgrade. Very exciting for me. Then supper of fried shrimp, dirty rice and garlic bread. Relaxed last night and read a book.

Boring to some, goofy to others. Just a great day to me.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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Well done, Jim, on passing your exam.

Still more DIY shopping to remodel the kitchen. Tomorrow I do more painting, hub continues constructing cupboards.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I got as much of my taxes done as possible - still waiting for some of the major forms. The time consuming subtotals are done. I continue to sort through "stuff" that needs to go, whether through a garage sale or via donations. I swear this house is 500 lbs. lighter. Lots of paper, etc...

Congrats on passing your test, Jim! Isn't it nice to just be free to do as you please?! Yank~~~ - hope you share pics when you're done with your remodeling
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