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happy retirement to me

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by yblock292, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. wkends
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 570

    from Kentucky

    Congrats, I left Ford after 32 years now every day is Saturday.
  2. Congrats. Hope you enjoy the next chapter in your life's journey.
  3. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,594

    41 Dave

    Jack, Congrats on this special time in your adult life. You have earned the time to do what you want and I hope you enjoy it to the fullest.
    Looking forward to some build posts here on the HAMB from you.
  4. NM Sandrail
    Joined: Jul 31, 2008
    Posts: 229

    NM Sandrail

    Congrats!... Everyday is a Saturday now... I resigned from EMC2 Corporation 5 years ago TODAY, in Kansas Sucky!... Retired at 60 and not looking back.:).. ENJOY THE RETIREMENT!...(duane)
  5. Fordguy321
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 422

    from Arizona

    i dont think there will be such thing as retirement when i get there:(
  6. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,789

    Okie Pete

    Congrats now get those wenches spinning.
  7. I officially retired 14 years ago; but worked harder (but without stress) for 10 years afterward; but now I spend almost everyday in my shop and I am as happy as I ever could hope to be.

  8. gsport
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 678


    congrats.... it only gets better now. i retired 3 years ago at 54, and loving every minute of it....
  9. toledobill
    Joined: Apr 9, 2003
    Posts: 369


    Congratulations! I pulled the pin five years ago at 65, and the only problem you'll have is trying to figure out how you ever made room for eight hours of "work" for the forty-plus years of employment you put in. Seriously, there's no room in a retirement day for that much grief.

    Now get out there in the garage and ENJOY!
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,122


    Wow, you missed the last "Twin Beech" goin' out the door by only about four years, but ya probably still saw a bunch of 'em in your early years. Walter, Olive Ann, Staggerwings, even Starships...they're all gone from the hangar now. Beech just ain't Beech any more. Was probably a good time to go, anyway. I just left the FAA three months ago today. The stress was gone the next morning. You did the right thing, you lucky dog...enjoy! DD [​IMG]
  11. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695

    Member Emeritus

    Congradulations, you "Son of a Beech". Sorry, could'nt resist. Butch/56sedandelivery.
  12. I retired at 50 - I'm 52 now and have just started to draw my pension. It helps that my wife is 20 years younger and in a very well paid job ;-)

    I retired early because we had a daughter and it just made sense for me to stay at home and look after her - the sort of job I did was naturally coming to an end and my wife's career was taking off. If we'd both stayed at work then child care would have been around $1500 per month over here.

    Our daughter is just 2 now and I don't get that workshop time I'd like but in another couple of years she'll be helping me out - maybe I can let her do the tack welding by then!!

    Problem is that having sort of retired I now couldn't go back to regular employment when the little one starts school. In the five years before I retired I was working for myself, holding very large management consultancy contracts with the UK Department of Health -so I pretty much decided what I would do on a day to day basis. It's a big leap from that to being told what to do by some jumped up little office boy. So I think I will look for something I can do on my own - I've started making tuning parts for the Citroen 2CV and may well expand that.
  13. "Doc" Parsons
    Joined: Jun 26, 2005
    Posts: 342

    "Doc" Parsons

    Congrates now you can do what you really like, I retired in 94 and have really had a good time!
    "Doc" Parsons
  14. I retired 3 years ago when I sold Rod 'n Race. Got bored after about a year and I'm working again and couldn't be happier.
    I hope reality equals your vision of retirement.
  15. buikwag
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
    Posts: 472

    1. Buick Nailheads

    I've been retired for 7 years after 43 years on the job. You will enjoy every day of your retirement, wondering why you didnt do it sooner. Congrats on joining the club.
  16. yblock292
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,937


    life is good, i'm just really looking forward to it all matter of fact, i'm going go get started right now!
    Thanks guys!
  17. Shadetree
    Joined: Feb 7, 2003
    Posts: 243

    from Va USA

    After scanning through this thread, I decided that I should check my own retirement situation out!!
    And according to the way I have invested all my capital, and with my vested retirement portfolio, and all my savings and retirement funds, I have determined that I may be able to retire, when they throw the last shovel of dirt, on my grave.
  18. congratulations YBlock on your retirement!
    More time to do what you enjoy!:D
  19. Congrats ,You worked hard for it now enjoy the freedom. As for me I am on the freedom 85 plan pretty much like Shade Tree, so I am envious. Take care, Rob.
  20. Congrats, I get to retire in 10 mos. After 48 yrs of working I can't wait to NOT have to go to work.
  21. Randy in Oklahoma
    Joined: Sep 18, 2008
    Posts: 301

    Randy in Oklahoma
    from Oklahoma

    Must be something wrong with me! I could retire, but choose not to. I would miss the inter action with co workers,the challenge of solving complex issues and having a place to go every day. Most of all I would miss mentoring and encouraging the younger generation where I work.
  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 31,302


    Congrats on the "official" retirement. But it looks like you will be working harder now than you did at your day job. Most likely a lot more fun though.

    I've got two years and four months until I can make the big change.
  23. gary mundy
    Joined: Nov 26, 2009
    Posts: 45

    gary mundy
    from Kansas

    Enjoy that retirement. Live it one day at a time. Been retired 11 years. Love building sleds
  24. Mr. Jean
    Joined: Dec 13, 2007
    Posts: 604

    Mr. Jean

    Congrats on your retirement. Welcome to the club, been enjoying it for 3 years now. Have a blast!:D
  25. rainhater1
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,147

    from az

    Congat's Just don't let your friends know or you will never have time for your self. 16 years and still enjoying it.
  26. Julio
    Joined: Feb 25, 2009
    Posts: 263

    from san diego

    Lets say I retire at 60..... 40 years! Damn,,,,,, but I want it NOW!
  27. yblock292
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,937


    but its really hard work!
  28. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    damn jack...didn't realise you were THAT old :D

    I'll never retire...can't afford it
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  29. skidsteer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,251


    That's what I tell everyone who asks me how I like being retired!
  30. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    Heres to your retirement being as long as you spent on the job.
    Stay away from the wife's cabinets. She dosent want them rearranged.

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