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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by WB69, Dec 1, 2021.

  1. 4ty
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 244

    4ty

    CONGRATULATIONS ! ! !
    Stay healthy.
    Paul in CT
     
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  2. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,516

    olscrounger
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    I retired from my long time career in 02 then went to the outside doing HighVoltage transmission line work for 5 yrs from Maine to Hawaii. Was gone for at least 50% of the time. Many jobs were 6 12's and some 7 12's. Was glad to finally retire and don't miss it one bit! Been 14 years now and manage to keep occupied.
    Enjoy!!!
     
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  3. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,473

    jim snow
    Member

    Congrats. Retired six years ago. You will soon wonder how you got anything done when you were working.lol. Days go by quick.Snowman ⛄️
     
  4. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,638

    GordonC
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    Congratulations. Now you'll be going, "How did I ever have time for a full time job!"
     
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  5. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,480

    spanners
    Member

    Best bit for me when I retired was not having to get up to an alarm clock. You'll wake early anyway but there's no rush to get going. Enjoy.
     
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  6. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,819

    4tford
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    congratulations on the retirement! I've been retired since 2003 and never looked back. This what we worked for now enjoy the freedom!
     
  7. alphabet soup
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,728

    alphabet soup
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    Good for you!!! I retired Oct. 12 this year, but I just got my first pension check yesterday, that makes it offical! Been working on trucks and heavy equipment for a living since 1977. Before that, helping my uncle with his trucks since I was 13 or 14. Working on fire equipment for the last 35 years for Baltimore County Md. I turned 63 Oct. 4th, that and my aching joints told me it was time to go. Gene.
     
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  8. As others have said, you will only be truly retired when you can say - "It's Tuesday today, isn't it?", and it's actually Friday. It only took me about 3 months to get to that stage. I am coming up to one year in retirement in a couple of days. One secret is - don't tell anyone except your family and best friend that you have retired. You will have a lot more time to yourself, and get more done! I thought I would be well into my "retirement projects" (47 Chevy, BSA motorcycle, early Holden sedan), but have managed about 2 hours on one of them. Although now I have new gates, the landscaping and automatic irrigation in the backyard is finished, and am finishing off air-con for the workshop, along with an electric hoist, new garage door, hell, even the chickens got a new coop!
    Eat well, stay healthy, and you too may eventually find time for your projects! (and if you feel like an afternoon nap, just call it "Thinking time"!)
     
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  9. Congratulations, now you won't dread Sunday night - every day is Saturday.
     
  10. Congrats and enjoy. I will be joining you at the end of this month.
     
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  11. I recommend it. Are you having a party? I had a pig roast for 200 and only invited people that I liked. Live music, hay ride and a whiskey bar, we had a great time.
     
  12. The 18th of December will be 7 years for me, I miss employment about 0%. Enjoy the longer days in the shop and remember from here on out everyday is Saturday !!!
     
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  13. Scott
    Joined: Dec 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,741

    Scott
    Member

    Congratulations
    Every day is Saturday
     
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  14. My old employer had a retirement party at my favorite watering hole with an open bar, their idea, not mine. Started at 4:00p.m. ended at 6:30p.m. only because the bar bill was $2300.00 after 2 1/2 hours. I invited 75 of my closest car friends and evidently they were just as happy and thirsty about me retiring as I was.
     
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  15. bill gruendeman
    Joined: Jun 18, 2019
    Posts: 610

    bill gruendeman
    Member

    I retired a year ago and tell people the worst part of being retired is no Saturdays, they tell me every day is Saturday, I tell them it’s not same. Ha ha. Hope you are ready to be super busy, because time flys.
     
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  16. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,570

    catdad49
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    Congratulations! Make a list and then ignore it if you like. Do the things you always wanted to do (as long as it's legal) and try to stay busy, but not like 8 to 5 busy. Enjoy the days ahead, hopefully they will be Many!
     
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  17. Terry D
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 156

    Terry D
    Member
    from NY

    Congratulations almost 3 years for me.I don't usually know or care what day it is except Sunday ,church.All my old car projects got done and I bought more!Did have to sell some though.Boredom and couch time are not in the picture."I don't know but I've been told if you never slow down you never get old."
     
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  18. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,853

    WB69
    Member

    She's already started it.
     
  19. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,853

    WB69
    Member

    Good for you!! I've had a blast today hunting all day.
     
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  20. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,853

    WB69
    Member

    Wife and I opened an 18 year old bottle of Crown last night. Man it was smooth going down.
     
  21. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,853

    WB69
    Member

    Cool picture!!
     
  22. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,853

    WB69
    Member

    And to you also!!! I can see I'm gonna fit in just fine.
     
  23. Just.dale
    Joined: Dec 4, 2018
    Posts: 49

    Just.dale

    Enjoy!!!!!$
     
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  24. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,813

    brady1929
    Member

    Congratulations, a little over 4 years more for me.
     
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  25. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,853

    WB69
    Member

    Does it come with a grill guard like your avatar?
     
  26. If so, i want in!
     
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  27. flatford8
    Joined: Dec 12, 2012
    Posts: 149

    flatford8
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    from Lyman,ME.

    Congrats!!!......I got two years left after spending 40yrs in a trailer truck....I can’t wait!!!.......Mark
     
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  28. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,853

    WB69
    Member

    Been waking up a 5:30 every morning since a young age. Had to do the farm chores before getting on the bus to go to school. Old habit that I've never been able to break.
     
  29. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,853

    WB69
    Member

    Congrats to you also. 63 myself.
     
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  30. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,853

    WB69
    Member

    Congrats to you also.
     
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