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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fortunateson, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 3,960


    Last night at 12:00 I finally retired after teaching for 38 years. A lot of fine young men went through my classes and for the vast majority of the time it was a blast. Very satisfying helping students realize the empowerment, self satisfaction, and fun learning can be.

    Now I have to finally hook up my radiant heating in my shop, replace my "cheater 5hp" compressor with a 7.5 hp one, and finally finish my OT LBC. Then it's on to my '56 Meteor Rideau Victoria or my '32 5W. I have many other projects to do so I hope my pension lasts until I'm 200 years old so I can finish them all!

    Of course I wake up this morning sick...
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2018
  2. Congratulations. You are in for the time of your life. You are going to wonder how you ever had time to work. Just remember, you don't have to hurry anymore, you have the rest of your life.....200 years.
    You probably won't get sick as much now that you won't be around young people all day, but your body will definitely tell you its wearing down.
    Enjoy, this is what you worked all your life for.
  3. goatboy
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 617

    from kansas

    congrats and stay busy, it helps I have 10 more to go
  4. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 19,094


    Congratulations...enjoy your golden get well and get tinkerin...:)

  5. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,103


    Congratulations! Hope you have many, many happy years ahead of you - you've earned them.
  6. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,236


    :D Just be careful of those"Golden Years".Sometimes,the turn out to be brass plated pot metal:eek::p.
    Good luck.have fun.Be safe.
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  7. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 3,960


    The really weird thing is mentally I still feel like I'm at most 40 years old. I'll be 62 Feb 7th. That's the benefit of hanging around young people for so long.
  8. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,097


    congrats . look forward to watching your builds
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  9. boutlaw
    Joined: Apr 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,231


    Ditto to what 56Don, been retired for almost 8 years now, don't know how I held a job for so long, theres so much to do, no time for a JOB...Congratulations...Now get out to the shop

  10. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,410

    Jalopy Joker

    make sure that you are truly over what is ailing you now - then jump in to your projects - you will be busier and spend more money than you ever thought - have a plan/budget/time line - always good to check out local swaps/shows when you can - have fun
    osage orange likes this.
  11. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
    Posts: 1,507

    from 1960

    Congratulations! I taught for 40 years and 3 days.What the other guys said about wondering how you ever had time to work is absolutely true! Enjoy.
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  12. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,552

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Kind of tough to call in sick when you have to call yourself!
    Get well and get after it.
  13. chargin03
    Joined: Jan 8, 2013
    Posts: 488


    Good luck and Have fun.
  14. Good for you! Take the day off...why not?
  15. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,120


    You earned it, for sure.
  16. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,030

    from Dublin, OH

    NO, your a man that's just normal!
    As men we do not mature past a certain point in time, in some cases it's 18, or 25, in your case it's 40 and that makes your wife a lucky woman!
    In my case and is the case of many on the H.A.M.B. it's the somewhere between 18 and 25!
    That's why at our age we still go play in the garage, do burnouts in the driveway right after we put a new set of tires on our car, or buy the latest tool that we really need!
    Enjoy your retirement, I certainly have for the last couple of years!
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  17. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,848

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Congrats. One year this month for me and I am DONE.
  18. You didn't teach engrish by any chance,didya? received_1513657818747998.jpeg
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  19. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,377


    Congrats! If it's a "cold" type sick, wild turkey American Honey, An hot tea, Will sooth the throat, an works Every time here! Cheer's...
  20. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 5,041


    Get a big box fan, plumb it downstream, and do any stinky stuff (sanding fudge, stripping paint...) by sitting upstream of the fan draw. Have fun, you've earned this one!
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  21. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,718


    Congratulations on a job well done. You can now kick back and not have to worry about the old routine, it's your time now to shine and enjoy retirement. I'm on pre-retirement leave now and look forward to that big day. Likewise when that day comes for me it will be 38yrs as well.
  22. blackanblue
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
    Posts: 408


    Congrats enjoy every minute, I retired in 08 and don't regret one little bit.
  23. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 3,960


    I do act younger than 40 quite often. I agree that men don't mature like women. Women have kids and mature. Men on the other hand stay young at heart. Big responsibilities, salaries, etc. and just bigger toys. Saw an old fellow hobbling down the street. Must have been around 80 years old. I asked him if he had arthritis. "Not one bit; got hip checked the other night playing hockey!" was his reply.
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  24. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 3,960


    Oops! Got me. I did teach English for eleven years but I posted that this morning laying in bed feeling rough and not wearing my glasses. Go pick on someone younger! LOL... Repaired now.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2018
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  25. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 3,960


    Pre-retirement leave? Man you Aussies have it all figured out. I took one week off prior to the week before the Christmas break, enjoyed the two week break, and then my retirement kicked in. Kinda the same? I met a very good friend from Geelong who came as an exchange teacher. He's always after me to come on down under. Never happened since my summer break was prime time weather wise around the soggy wet-coast. But now I should scoot down there to enjoy some hot weather. Perhaps one day I'll be in your neck of the woods.
  26. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,226

    jim snow

    June 30th 2015 38 years hi way maintenance. It's been the best.Snowman
  27. Don Nagel
    Joined: Dec 19, 2017
    Posts: 12

    Don Nagel


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
  28. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,922

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Me too for thirty eight years but I retired at fifty six and I am now sixty nine..I have been retired for a little over 1/3rd of the time I worked, might make it to even steven..Remember to relax and smell the roses!!
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  29. ...sooo, english for 11 years, what for the other 27 years.?

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