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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by WB69, Dec 1, 2021.
CONGRATULATIONS ! ! !
Paul in CT
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.
Congrats. Retired six years ago. You will soon wonder how you got anything done when you were working.lol. Days go by quick.Snowman ⛄️
Congratulations. Now you'll be going, "How did I ever have time for a full time job!"
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.
congratulations on the retirement! I've been retired since 2003 and never looked back. This what we worked for now enjoy the freedom!
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.
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"!)
Congratulations, now you won't dread Sunday night - every day is Saturday.
Congrats and enjoy. I will be joining you at the end of this month.
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.
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 !!!
Every day is Saturday
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.
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.
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!
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."
She's already started it.
Good for you!! I've had a blast today hunting all day.
Wife and I opened an 18 year old bottle of Crown last night. Man it was smooth going down.
And to you also!!! I can see I'm gonna fit in just fine.
Congratulations, a little over 4 years more for me.
Does it come with a grill guard like your avatar?
If so, i want in!
Congrats!!!......I got two years left after spending 40yrs in a trailer truck....I can’t wait!!!.......Mark
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.
Congrats to you also. 63 myself.
Congrats to you also.
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