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beeman86

beeman86

Age : 61
Location : Loring, Ontario
Registration date : 2014-08-02

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PostSubject: Re: The retirement thread   The retirement thread - Page 3 EmptySun Sep 08, 2019 4:45 pm

I'm late in on this thread but what the heck... I retired 4 1/2 years ago now from a 28 year law enforcement carreer. It took a bit of adjustment, like the 20 minutes it took me to drive home. The only thing I miss is the morning cutting up in briefing before taking to the road - that was so much fun.

My wife and I moved north (within in Ontario) and I took a 25 year hobby in beekeeping and made a second career out of it. Being just shy of 58 when I retired I wanted to keep busy as long as health or the good Lord will allow.

I'm intensely busy from mid May to the start of August, just plain old busy August to the first week of September, slow right down through to late September as I transition to hunting season and head towards Christmas. I'm hoping starting in February/March  2021 that the business will allow my bride and I to head to Florida for a 2 - 3 weeks where we can visit my son and daughter in law on the Gulf Coast. Then it starts all over.

I realize that I am blessed to have good health and a pension which not everyone has. But I think the key to a stress free retirement is having a plan years before the day comes and having a purpose when you wake up in the morning.  

I enjoyed following your journey Brewdude and the stories/advice of others. I hope all of us retirees have a long and happy retirement.
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peanubutter

peanubutter

Age : 61
Location : Cheyenne, WY
Registration date : 2019-01-20

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PostSubject: Re: The retirement thread   The retirement thread - Page 3 EmptySun Sep 08, 2019 6:49 pm

Well said, Beeman. Enjoy the time off.

On a different note; I seem to be busier now and wonder how I was able to get anything done before. cheers
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Brewdude

Age : 67
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: The retirement thread   The retirement thread - Page 3 EmptySun Sep 08, 2019 7:24 pm

Great to see this thread still active, including and especially the reports of those who have retired and are thriving. Happy to report that after a full year + I'm still digging the whole retirement concept.

Keeping plenty active with my music and exercising daily. Plus lots of reading. Pipe smoking has gone down significantly however as I now only smoke outside, and the temps have not been conducive. Most days I manage an early morning bowl but that might be it all day!


Cheers,

RR

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peanubutter

peanubutter

Age : 61
Location : Cheyenne, WY
Registration date : 2019-01-20

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PostSubject: Re: The retirement thread   The retirement thread - Page 3 EmptySat Sep 28, 2019 4:33 pm

Slowly moving southward in the camper trying to stay ahead of the rain and cold. A new location every few weeks provides us with a change of scenery and new experiences. I was able to bring my remaining cigars and all of the pipe tobacco along with several pipes but limited space dictated that some items had to remain in storage.
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beeman86

beeman86

Age : 61
Location : Loring, Ontario
Registration date : 2014-08-02

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PostSubject: Re: The retirement thread   The retirement thread - Page 3 EmptyMon Sep 30, 2019 5:51 pm

Sounds like the right thing to do Peanubutter! Safe journeys and enjoy that warmth. I think I'll be turning on the furnace tonight for the first time this year.
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huffelpuff

huffelpuff

Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: The retirement thread   The retirement thread - Page 3 EmptyMon Sep 30, 2019 9:45 pm

Wait the Canadian hasn't turned on the furnace yet?!?!? I had to get ours going last week because of freeze warnings and they're predicting snow tomorrow.

Safe travels to you Peanut butter, enjoy the better weather and remember us slobs that choose to live in the Arctic.

Jim
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peanubutter

peanubutter

Age : 61
Location : Cheyenne, WY
Registration date : 2019-01-20

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PostSubject: Re: The retirement thread   The retirement thread - Page 3 EmptyTue Oct 01, 2019 12:14 am

The 'big' move was back to Cheyenne this time for the wife and her medical appointment. Hope to meet up with some BoB members one day.
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beeman86

beeman86

Age : 61
Location : Loring, Ontario
Registration date : 2014-08-02

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PostSubject: Re: The retirement thread   The retirement thread - Page 3 EmptyTue Oct 01, 2019 8:33 pm

Huffelpuff, we don't turn on the heat until ice forms in your drinking glass!
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D.L.Ruth

D.L.Ruth

Age : 38
Location : NC
Registration date : 2018-10-03

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PostSubject: Re: The retirement thread   The retirement thread - Page 3 EmptyTue Oct 01, 2019 9:05 pm

I so look forward to the retirement times. Being able to pick up and leave whenever I want with out having to get permission. Enjoy the trip peanubutter
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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 53
Location : North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: The retirement thread   The retirement thread - Page 3 EmptyTue Oct 01, 2019 10:15 pm

D.L.Ruth wrote:
I so look forward to the retirement times. Being able to pick up and leave whenever I want with out having to get permission. Enjoy the trip peanubutter

How do you spell retirement? P-O-W-E-R-B-A-L-L, or at least that what my financial planner tells me. lol!
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D.L.Ruth

D.L.Ruth

Age : 38
Location : NC
Registration date : 2018-10-03

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PostSubject: Re: The retirement thread   The retirement thread - Page 3 EmptyTue Oct 01, 2019 10:19 pm

GeoffC wrote:
D.L.Ruth wrote:
I so look forward to the retirement times. Being able to pick up and leave whenever I want with out having to get permission. Enjoy the trip peanubutter

How do you spell retirement?  P-O-W-E-R-B-A-L-L, or at least that what my financial planner tells me. lol!

Lol I've played once or twice, haven't won yet
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peanubutter

peanubutter

Age : 61
Location : Cheyenne, WY
Registration date : 2019-01-20

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PostSubject: Re: The retirement thread   The retirement thread - Page 3 EmptyWed Oct 02, 2019 12:03 pm

I get the occasional lottery ticket but no winnings over $5.00 so far. Enjoying the adventure so far even with a few issues on the camper. A heck of a lot better than working in a cubicle either way.
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huffelpuff

huffelpuff

Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: The retirement thread   The retirement thread - Page 3 EmptyThu Oct 03, 2019 3:41 pm

beeman86 wrote:
Huffelpuff, we don't turn on the heat until ice forms in your drinking glass!

Funny you should say that. That's my life for most of the winter. SWMBO has the window open in the bedroom and a box fan on high 365 days a year. Doesn't matter if its -30f out or not. So yeah I save a ton on ice for my drinks.

Jim
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