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Today was the last day of...
Posted by: davester
Date: February 03, 2022 06:54PM
work for me. I just retired and am now a man of leisure. It hasn't really hit me yet. I've been working pretty much full time for 45 years. This is going to be a massive transition. However, I already have a massive list of things I need to do plus new adventures I want to do.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 03, 2022 06:56PM
Congrats!

Give yourself a little time to decompress. You can do what you want now!



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: February 03, 2022 06:58PM
Becoming a reverse ski bum in retirement has been an excellent step in my life. Congrats!



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: February 03, 2022 07:06PM
Congrats! Enjoy!
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: February 03, 2022 07:10PM
Whatever you do, just don't do nothing and sit on the couch all day.
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: JoeM
Date: February 03, 2022 07:11PM
Congratulations! Sounds like you’ve earned your time to kick back and enjoy yourself. They say it takes about 2 years for you to totally adjust to your new life. I’m retired 4 yrs now and it took about that span of time for me.



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: February 03, 2022 07:19PM
Congratulations!
Having taken that step just about four months ago, the best way I can describe retirement so far is: Every Day is Saturday; so enjoy the perpetual long weekend!
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Michael
Date: February 03, 2022 07:20PM
Congrats. I hope you love it as much as I do.

Two 1/2 years later and I still get up very early in the morning. That habit will likely never end, I suppose.
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 03, 2022 07:32PM
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Carnos Jax
Whatever you do, just don't do nothing and sit on the couch all day.

At Boeing, they had people retiring after 40+ years, and within 5, a huge percentage were dead because they never made the adjustment from going 100% down to nothing. They didn't have things that engaged them in their retirement.



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 03, 2022 07:33PM
Congratulations bro!

btw, today is the Fourth anniversary of my retirement.



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 03, 2022 07:36PM
Still adjusting here... Just don't listen to everyone telling to relax and kick back. Find something, volunteer, whatever.



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 03, 2022 07:40PM
Congrats to you! Now find a hobby!



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: February 03, 2022 08:05PM
Woo hoo, welcome to the club!



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: February 03, 2022 08:53PM
Keep a regimen to your day, and you should have a happy retirement!
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 03, 2022 08:54PM
You retired guys and gals can come arrange my garages.



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“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.” Seneca the Younger

The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)

Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/03/2022 08:54PM by Racer X.
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: rgG
Date: February 03, 2022 09:00PM
It’s a big transition, but I am sure you will enjoy it.





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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: davester
Date: February 03, 2022 09:19PM
Thanks for the good wishes, folks. You don't have to worry about me dying because I've suddenly become inactive. I'm already planning a trip to Mexico next month to go sailing along the Pacific coast for a couple of months. I have a whole bunch of stuff planned after that too. I plan to be way busier in retirement than I was working.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: lost in space
Date: February 03, 2022 10:20PM
Congratulations! Spanish for retired is jubilado, as in jubilee.

Every day is a Saturday!

About seven years ago for me. I can't believe how quickly the time has passed. One thing I learned about my retirement is how little I get done some days, and it doesn't hurt a bit.



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Don C
Date: February 03, 2022 10:33PM
Mighty fine news there! Sounds like you will be enjoying the time.
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: SurfMacJpMtb
Date: February 03, 2022 11:00PM
Congratulations! good sailing ahead!



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 03, 2022 11:30PM
Congratulations, davester!

You're gonna sleep in tomorrow, right?



It is what it is.
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Pam
Date: February 04, 2022 04:17AM
Congratulations! Retirement is great! Highly recommend smiling smiley
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: raz
Date: February 04, 2022 06:12AM
Well done.

Keep us informed. I’m a few years behind you and anticipating it.



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: kledo
Date: February 04, 2022 06:21AM
6 Saturdays and a Sunday!
Welcome to the club.

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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: DP
Date: February 04, 2022 06:43AM
Staying (relatively) busy is the trick. Any chance you'll be called back in a "consultation" role? You can make extra money and only work now and then to keep you busy...





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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: February 04, 2022 07:03AM
Congratulations! Wish I could do the same but need a few more years.
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: msglee
Date: February 04, 2022 07:03AM
After a while, you'll wonder where you ever had the time to work.
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: GeneH
Date: February 04, 2022 07:13AM
Congrats Davester! You've reached a real milestone in life and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. And I hope you'll be here with us for a long, long time, giving us your cheer, and your sage advice and wisdom.

Retirement is a little bit like being a kid again, with each day being a summer day, "no school", and all day to do your chores. With the latter being optional!

I've been there for some twenty years now and I LOVE IT! You will too!
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: February 04, 2022 07:14AM
Congrats! Enjoy.
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 04, 2022 08:56AM
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Racer X
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Carnos Jax
Whatever you do, just don't do nothing and sit on the couch all day.

At Boeing, they had people retiring after 40+ years, and within 5, a huge percentage were dead because they never made the adjustment from going 100% down to nothing. They didn't have things that engaged them in their retirement.

This part always freaks me out. I know a lot of cops who suffered this fate once they retired.
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 04, 2022 09:00AM
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mrbigstuff
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Racer X
Quote
Carnos Jax
Whatever you do, just don't do nothing and sit on the couch all day.

At Boeing, they had people retiring after 40+ years, and within 5, a huge percentage were dead because they never made the adjustment from going 100% down to nothing. They didn't have things that engaged them in their retirement.

This part always freaks me out. I know a lot of cops who suffered this fate once they retired.

I've seen this quite often at my workplace. A good friend of mine and I worked at the same auto factory as our fathers. His Pop retired and was found dead in his bed a month after retirement. My Pop retired and was alive for another 34 years after he retired. You just never know.



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: davester
Date: February 04, 2022 10:00AM
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DP
Staying (relatively) busy is the trick. Any chance you'll be called back in a "consultation" role? You can make extra money and only work now and then to keep you busy...

Yep. In fact my boss yesterday emphasized that they would be happy to have me come back for exactly that. I also have offers from some of the consultants we hire.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: wave rider
Date: February 04, 2022 02:17PM
Congratulations davester, well done!



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: February 04, 2022 02:49PM
Gratz!

Enjoy it!

I am easing into it. Went to 30 hrs/wk last year. I love my Fridays off!
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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 04, 2022 04:17PM
Congrats!



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: wowzer
Date: February 04, 2022 07:02PM
Get a job. Go to school. Learn to make money with something you love to do. You still got 30 years of adventure ahead. Or try to shoot par…



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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: testcase
Date: February 04, 2022 07:49PM
Congratulations! hamster dance

"I plan to be way busier in retirement than I was working."


I know that feeling. You'll wonder how you ever had time to work smiling smiley


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Re: Today was the last day of...
Posted by: blooz
Date: February 04, 2022 10:53PM
Keep moving!



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