Retired 13 years ago. Don't miss it a bit. Spent a lot of time on the various islands doing Overhead line work. Probably a total of 4-5 months.My wife and I have also been on vacation there several times as well as the Cruise Paradise car event. I really enjoy it there but don't think I could live there long term. Know folks that went there and worked there for 30+ years and retired back to the mainland. It's not for everybody. I think if I did my choice would be the big island.