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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrasspicker View Post
    I retired 8 months ago on my birthday at 62. I finally found out what I want to be in life !
    Same here. June 1st was my official date, though HR crashed my retirement party two days earlier and told me not to come back because of "offensive statements" I had made. The company had just laid off another 60 employees with no warning (bringing the total to 2000 who had been canned) and I was overheard saying, "And they wonder why morale is so low."

    Life since then has been wonderful! I made huge progress on the Honeydew List...or at least I was making progress before winter and our record snowfall. The only downside has been my poor wife, who sees how much my life has improved, is three years younger and still has a few working years ahead of her. Let's just say her tolerance for bad management decisions has taken a nose dive!
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    When management keeps sending trainees to yer position for training, the jig is up. I usually handed them a broom to start at the bottom. To become a journeyperson you have to first be an apprentice. Getting old is an education. Retirement offers a whole new set of possibilities. After a few years the labors past to make a living seem like a deja vu all over again. One of the anchors is the beemer. An old friend for the last 40 years. Two scents, FWIW.

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    Smile Retired

    Glad that you are retired and enjoying it. I have thoroughly enjoyed the thread on the the sidecar this Winter. Looking forward to next Winter's project and posts.

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    Iím concerned that Pete will suffer PPD (Post Project Depression) when his sidecar project is complete. So, I am offering up my Ural sidecar as a follow-on project. Letís see if he can make a silk purse out of a pigís ear. Hell, Iíll offer up the entire rig just to be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Iím concerned that Pete will suffer PPD (Post Project Depression) when his sidecar project is complete. So, I am offering up my Ural sidecar as a follow-on project. Letís see if he can make a silk purse out of a pigís ear. Hell, Iíll offer up the entire rig just to be nice.
    With the freedom to pursue artistic license..? I've always wanted to create a Batmobile hack!
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    This is an issue current to me right now. I'm on the cusp of retirement. Self employed so I can work as much as I want, but am attempting to wind it down.
    Problem with that plan is that this winter I never found a project bike that needed my love. As such I was forced to work on my own bike!
    With the riding season fast upon me, I'm looking forward to that sucking up some of the free time, but I'm also still looking for the next project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CABNFVR View Post
    I'm "retiring" on the 25th and we're moving back in western NC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    With the freedom to pursue artistic license..? I've always wanted to create a Batmobile hack!
    Will I get one of those Batman suits with the built in muscles? If so I am in!
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    Headin OUT

    One of the worst things that happens with these lingering days is when you are heading out for a few hours, days, weeks, or months who hangs around and takes care of the place......I used to face this when I would spend weeks on my odyssey to head to the national for decades.

    Now, am heading out tomorrow until February as we ramble in the Airstream down to the Naval Air station in Key West through February. Then we hop over to the Yucatan at Merida and then over to the World Biosphere next door to Belize and finally end up at a Kayak Sailboat reunion in the Everglades...ÖÖ..Home in February!!

    So, after efforts to find someone to take care of the mules, ride them, feed the dogs and then make sure that the goats stay in the fence...Ö...Finally....I dont know about YOU; but it's hard to find and keep a hired hand, let alone a person to come in and take care of the place for an hour or two per day...Ö.....MONEY TALKS...Ö

    Anyway, headin out...Ö...

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    Enjoy!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisDarrow View Post
    ... and finally end up at a Kayak Sailboat reunion in the Everglades...Ö
    This sounds great... where is it held?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisDarrow View Post
    One of the worst things that happens with these lingering days is when you are heading out for a few hours, days, weeks, or months who hangs around and takes care of the place......
    That's a question that has been in my mind more lately as I near retirement (2 1/2 months away) and begin fullfillment of extended travel plans. The livestock is limited to a couple of aquariums and houseplants, but those too will need some attention routinely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisDarrow View Post
    One of the worst things that happens with these lingering days is when you are heading out for a few hours, days, weeks, or months who hangs around and takes care of the place......I used to face this when I would spend weeks on my odyssey to head to the national for decades.

    Now, am heading out tomorrow until February as we ramble in the Airstream down to the Naval Air station in Key West through February. Then we hop over to the Yucatan at Merida and then over to the World Biosphere next door to Belize and finally end up at a Kayak Sailboat reunion in the Everglades...……..Home in February!!

    So, after efforts to find someone to take care of the mules, ride them, feed the dogs and then make sure that the goats stay in the fence...…...Finally....I dont know about YOU; but it's hard to find and keep a hired hand, let alone a person to come in and take care of the place for an hour or two per day...….....MONEY TALKS...…

    Anyway, headin out...…...

    Safe travels DD Enjoy the time! Sounds like some warm locales.

    Yeah, can relate to house/property sitting issues. We have had good folks, folks who did their best and something still happened, folks who kind of forgot why they were there, and friends who I could have flogged for misdeeds. Very hard to find a reliable/available person out in small town USA.


    We just got home from an extended Toyhauler trip to the Ozarks and had an unexpected winter snap roar into home base week one. Had a friend go by to do what she could and hoped for best at return. We had the dogs with us, but lots of places to drain water system and shutoff and plants exposed that I knew were a full day's work even if I did it. It ended up being OK...phew!

    On the retirement thing...going on twelve years since started working for H and myself and do not miss the structured career routine
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    I'm getting really close. Not that I'm counting the days or anything.. I've been planning this for the last year. I'll be 60. I work for a large corporation and I can't do it anymore. 40 years in the oil industry is long enough. Not to mention, we buried my mother two weeks ago. It's time, I'm ready...




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