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    Envious of You Retired Guys

    Just saying, when you retired folk talk about every day being the weekend, shopping during the week instead of weekends, playing in your shop or yard any time you want, doing absolutely what you choose (almost), and so on, well I am slightly envious and impatient. Love my job, but would rather be elsewhere.

    Ahhh, just one of those days. Thanks for hearing me out.

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    Retired life is great. I highly recommend it. The sooner you can retire, the longer you will live. I have been retired now for 8 years and life is great. Now I do what I want when I want and if I want. The definition of a successful retiree is a person who is so busy that they wonder when they ever had time to work!!!!

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    When you finally do retire, it takes a while to gear down, took me two years to realize you didn't have
    to do everything at one time and work in a rush.
    I'm probably operating in low range second or third now.

    My advise to everyone is, when you're certain you can financially do it, do it, life is better.
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    Meh. I'll never get to truly 'know' what Retirement really is... My retirement will be the day they put me in a furnace and grind me up. Maybe some nice plants will enjoy what's left.

    But I do hope the people who get there get to truly enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    Meh. I'll never get to truly 'know' what Retirement really is... My retirement will be the day they put me in a furnace and grind me up. Maybe some nice plants will enjoy what's left.
    Bet your nickname is "Mr. Sunshine" in the neighborhood.
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    I have the same idea as Jason. I have no desire to retire. God may change that at some time, but until then I will work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Cajun View Post
    Bet your nickname is "Mr. Sunshine" in the neighborhood.
    More like "the crazy guy with all the tractors."
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRobinson View Post
    I have the same idea as Jason. I have no desire to retire. God may change that at some time, but until then I will work.
    Heck, you still work after retirement, but mostly at the stuff you like doing and at your own speed.
    Mowing, leveling land, cutting trees, your own mechanic work, building stuff, etc, etc.
    Those are my "fun" hobbies, some people have even said I don't know how to enjoy myself, but
    that type of stuff makes me happy.

    It's all about marching to the beat of your own little drum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Cajun View Post
    When you finally do retire, it takes a while to gear down, took me two years to realize you didn't have
    to do everything at one time and work in a rush.
    I'm probably operating in low range second or third now.

    My advise to everyone is, when you're certain you can financially do it, do it, life is better.

    No Rush. If you get it all done today, what are you going to do tomorrow???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Cajun View Post
    Heck, you still work after retirement, but mostly at the stuff you like doing and at your own speed.
    Mowing, leveling land, cutting trees, your own mechanic work, building stuff, etc, etc.
    Those are my "fun" hobbies, some people have even said I don't know how to enjoy myself, but
    that type of stuff makes me happy.

    It's all about marching to the beat of your own little drum.
    I enjoy all that also, but my wife has all kinds of jobs for me to do that involve work that I am not good at and don't like to do. Most of it involves carpenter work, which I cannot do and prefer to go to my regular job which I enjoy and honestly, I don't kill myself, but get the job done.


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