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bob ny    Posted 05-09-2002 at 11:58:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
does any one work less since they retired

Alvin-Va    Posted 05-10-2002 at 09:29:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't count the number of times I've been re tired.Been out spraying thistles all morning,very tired.Gonna finish this meatloaf sammich, take a ten minute lay-down and go out and spray some more.Then I'll be tired agin.
Is that what you meant by re tired?

EIEIO    Posted 05-10-2002 at 08:59:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Typical retirement day - 5:00 am wake up, have coffee, check internet I sell mosaic tiles on E-Bay, feed critter, oops! new pygmy goat and one baby sheep escaped pen during night, found them in other barn, tried getting them-8:00am woke up Dennis need help getting critters, he watched, offered advice, I finally got the critters. One side note getting critters to me is a game of strategy. Dennis fed rabbits, I fed other sheep, pigs, chickens, kittens, dogs, cats, cleaned brooders, etc.

Dennis on computer I am doing this and that, all wives know what this and that means. 10:30am Dennis announces he is going back to sleep, I ask why his response, "I got up early". I am having a cup of java and resting for a few minutes.

Have a few more thises and thats to do. So many projects so little time as Kraig said. But you know what I LOVE IT. Critters are more fun to take care of than some of our customers were. Critters never complain and they are always happy to see you.

One thing in all fairness to Dennis, he is opposite of me - He starts working at around 4:00pm until it gets dark, I may buy him a miner's helmet with a light LOL!! He is a hard worker but don't tell him I said that.

Well time to say adieu and cut some mosaic tiles which I love to do. That to me is the key to retirement, I do what I enjoy doing!


Hogman    Posted 05-09-2002 at 20:23:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Retired last day of June 1978,walked away and never looked back. Been workin ever since and enjoyin tha dickins out of it.Doin what I want and enjoy tho a lot of it if I was workin for wages I'd tell tha boss ta shove it ,like tendin tha stock when it's zero and tha wind chill went off tha bottom scale. Kinda like bein asked ta do something versus bein ORDERED ta do it.
Guess one of tha main things is no more "daily,Weekly"reports,progress payments,fighting by day and pokin pins in dolls by night,put'n 10 hours an gettin payed for 8. Try ta ferget all that

kraig WY    Posted 05-09-2002 at 17:56:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Retired 8 years ago. I ofter wonder how I got things done when I worked. Seems like something always need done. I'm in better shape because of the type of work I do now. No stress. Always can take time to enjoy a cup of coffee with friends. If something doesn't get done there is always tomorrow.

buck    Posted 05-09-2002 at 17:30:51       [Reply]  [No Email]

Next month I will have been retired two years.Seems like just yesterday. My first order of business upon retirement was to build my daughter and SIL a house because they were living in my retirement home. I lost 40 lbs. in 6 months. Since then I have gained back some of the weight but I stay busy doing what comes along. I try not to make plans but it doesn't always work out that way.

bob    Posted 05-09-2002 at 17:53:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
no I work more but enjoy it more too. I work as a millwright4-7 weeks some years gets me out of house and some fast spending money. Everybody says you can,t have anything left to do but list is larger but I am to blame. one thing if don,t like what doing i can quit

Dukester    Posted 05-09-2002 at 16:10:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Retired 5 years ago and haven't had a day off since. Having a girlfriend with a grape farm don't help matters either.

ret    Posted 05-09-2002 at 15:56:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
tried to quit doing anything when I retired, whole body went to pot. Now sometimes I work hard, sometimes not, but am busy doing it

Hilltopper    Posted 05-09-2002 at 14:25:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I work on houses now, and if it is to high, to hard or to hot I say no thanks. I will repair a house if it presents a challenge. It is nice to wake up and go do what you want. Just do something! Your wife might like your company, but not 24/7.

DennisWhat's her name    Posted 05-09-2002 at 13:49:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not really, the difference is in the attitude and feeling of accomplishment. My to do list is longer, I no longer watch TV as much. and I feel like I am doing more good.

I really never expected to quit working when I retired I just wanted to be able to do more of what I wanted to do.

God and my wife is allowing me to do that.

Dave 2N    Posted 05-09-2002 at 13:25:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No!! I work just as much or more but now what I do is different and more enjoyable and I can walk away from it wnytime I want to.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-09-2002 at 13:28:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Same with me! I just get to do the work I want to do now and more time to do it! Mark H.

Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 05-09-2002 at 12:40:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, Bob. I don't fix as many flats since I re-tired my truck.


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