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My first resolution is to fully accept that at age 76, I cannot physically accomplish many of the tasks that were easy in my 60s.
My second resolution is to turn on a light whenever I go up or down the stairs and not rely on memory. In 2020, I took too many flops and fortunately didn't injure myself.
During the Covid pandemic, because my younger daughter is teaching via Zoom in her home, I've been caring for my 16-month-old granddaughter in my home 3 to 4 days a week. Daycare has been closed. On the days I don't have her, I have to rest, with virtually no other activity. By February 1st, my daughter will be back teaching at her school. For the remainder of the school year, I'll have my granddaughter M-F. I made that commitment for the child. My resolution for 2021, after February thru May, is no more childcare except in an emergency.
#4...To downsize and get rid of everything for which I no longer have use. I have closets (4) filled with quality business attire which I haven't had occasion to wear in years. In the back of my mind, I always am thinking of going back to work, even after 20 years of retirement. Even though retired, I was purchasing clothing as though I'd be wearing it in a business meeting. 99% of the time I'm in sweats or jeans and a T-shirt with a zip front sweatshirt.
#5 Move all my power tools to my younger daughter and her husband's house.
#6 Donate my inexpensive guitars and ukuleles to school programs; sell the expensive/rare ones.
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I resolve to clear out & clean up my shop and bedroom.

I also resolve to severely reduce my pipe and tobacco holdings.

Either those or...

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My first resolution is to fully accept that at age 76, I cannot physically accomplish many of the tasks that were easy in my 60s.
My second resolution is to turn on a light whenever I go up or down the stairs and not rely on memory. In 2020, I took too many flops and fortunately didn't injure myself.
During the Covid pandemic, because my younger daughter is teaching via Zoom in her home, I've been caring for my 16-month-old granddaughter in my home 3 to 4 days a week. Daycare has been closed. On the days I don't have her, I have to rest, with virtually no other activity. By February 1st, my daughter will be back teaching at her school. For the remainder of the school year, I'll have my granddaughter M-F. I made that commitment for the child. My resolution for 2021, after February thru May, is no more childcare except in an emergency.
#4...To downsize and get rid of everything for which I no longer have use. I have closets (4) filled with quality business attire which I haven't had occasion to wear in years. In the back of my mind, I always am thinking of going back to work, even after 20 years of retirement. Even though retired, I was purchasing clothing as though I'd be wearing it in a business meeting. 99% of the time I'm in sweats or jeans and a T-shirt with a zip front sweatshirt.
#5 Move all my power tools to my younger daughter and her husband's house.
#6 Donate my inexpensive guitars and ukuleles to school programs; sell the expensive/rare ones.
Many more.
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Steve, went through the same thing after I retired. Always wore suits or sportcoats and ties for business. Mmust also admit I was a bit of a clothes horse. At retirement I had around 10 suits, a dozen or so sportcoats, probably 60+ dress shirts and a hundred ties. Plus several really nice dress and casual jackets, at least 4 nice leather ones. Packed them all up and gave them to the viet nam vets store in Sherwood, Ca. They would give them free to vets returning from overseas who needed dress clothes for job interviews or work. Suggest you look for such an organization there. If you are like me I couldn't quite accept the idea of my $600 suits and $40 dress shirts going on a Goodwill rack for peanuts. Check out DAV , Amvets, or VFW.
 

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Absolutely, positively going to quit buying any more pipes for at least 6 months. And smoke down my cellar by half. That will eat up most of the year, lol.
 

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Ranger...really great solution re the clothes. Way to go, bro!
Yep, as I am a pretty big guy and worked out a lot, most of my suits were custom tailored, 48 or 50 long but only 34 waist. Figured vets coming back would fit them and needed them more than the gen pop.
 

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Yep, as I am a pretty big guy and worked out a lot, most of my suits were custom tailored, 48 or 50 long but only 34 waist.
Until I was in my 40s, I was a welterweight. Almost all of my suits and sportcoats are a 40 or 42 short, 33 waist. Legs and arms are short, but my biceps and triceps required an athletic cut or a looser cut and more tailoring. I went through the closets this morning and I think I'll keep one black suit, navy blazer and a couple pairs of dress slacks. I'm really considering getting rid of every necktie.
 

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My resolution for 2021 is to hopefully survive the year. Will continue to help with my Granddaughter in Indiana who will be turning three, with her surgeries and recovery at Shriners hospital. Trying to decide if I will sell my house in Arizona and permanently move to Indiana. Would like to do some more dry camping up on the Mogollon Rim in 2021 along with some turkey hunting but don't see it happening. Don't see much pipe purchasing the coming year but am looking forward to smoking up some of my blends that have been aging in the cellar.
 

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Until I was in my 40s, I was a welterweight. Almost all of my suits and sportcoats are a 40 or 42 short, 33 waist. Legs and arms are short, but my biceps and triceps required an athletic cut or a looser cut and more tailoring. I went through the closets this morning and I think I'll keep one black suit, navy blazer and a couple pairs of dress slacks. I'm really considering getting rid of every necktie.
Yep, couldn't wear regular suits cause most come with 8/10" drop. No way could I wear 38/40 pants even tailored. Back pockets would be touching, lol. While in Denver I discovered Evan-Picone athletic cut suits. Big in the chest and arms with 12" drop. So a 48L came with 36 pants and only had to take out 2/3". I kept one black suit, one gray, navy blazer, 2 sportcoats, 8 slacks, a dozen shirts and maybe 10 ties. AND, haven't worn a one of them in at least 5 years, lol. My dress up these days is usually pressed blue jeans, western corduroy sport coat, boots and hat of course. Guess I should donate the dress clothes heh?
 

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My resolution for 2021 is to hopefully survive the year. Will continue to help with my Granddaughter in Indiana who will be turning three, with her surgeries and recovery at Shriners hospital. Trying to decide if I will sell my house in Arizona and permanently move to Indiana. Would like to do some more dry camping up on the Mogollon Rim in 2021 along with some turkey hunting but don't see it happening. Don't see much pipe purchasing the coming year but am looking forward to smoking up some of my blends that have been aging in the cellar.
Mike, hate to see you leave our great state but understand the motivation. If you happen to go through Prescott on the way to the mogollon rim give me a shout. We can have a couple bowls on the patio with beer/ bourbon/wine/ water. Your choice.
 

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My dress up these days is usually pressed blue jeans, western corduroy sport coat, boots and hat of course. Guess I should donate the dress clothes heh?
I'm trying to remember my last dress-up. Hmm. Wedding of a daughter, tux then a change to a guyabera shirt, Panama hat, and custom roll habano.
Years ago............
 

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My first resolution is to fully accept that at age 76, I cannot physically accomplish many of the tasks that were easy in my 60s.
My second resolution is to turn on a light whenever I go up or down the stairs and not rely on memory. In 2020, I took too many flops and fortunately didn't injure myself.

#4...To downsize and get rid of everything for which I no longer have use. I have closets (4) filled with quality business attire which I haven't had occasion to wear in years. In the back of my mind, I always am thinking of going back to work, even after 20 years of retirement. Even though retired, I was purchasing clothing as though I'd be wearing it in a business meeting. 99% of the time I'm in sweats or jeans and a T-shirt with a zip front sweatshirt.
#5 Move all my power tools to my younger daughter and her husband's house.
#6 Donate my inexpensive guitars and ukuleles to school programs; sell the expensive/rare ones.
Many more.
How about you?
Lord, Brother, I loudly second your first resolution. I'm cranking over 75 in 2021 and if I outline three things I want to do on any given day, I'm bloody lucky to get one done. Not including the obligatory meditation (a.k.a. "The Nap") in the afternoon.
#4 - The downsize. Wifey and I are set to move into a 'step-down' community. Basically moving from a full size house to a 2 bedroom apartment. The accumulated debris of 15 years MUST GO.
Know anyone who wants a complete 'wet darkroom' with attendant photographic enlarger, trays and timers? Didn't think so!
Funny, gave most of my better tools to my nephew, an accomplished woodworker.
Avoid the Covid-19. A resolution we can all embrace.
Happy New Year
 

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Know anyone who wants a complete 'wet darkroom' with attendant photographic enlarger, trays and timers? Didn't think so!
Many years ago, I gave my gear to the U of MN Studio Art Department. I had stuff I hadn't used in years, including a color analyzer, processing drums, trays, etc. The journalism photo department was already digital. I sold a Mamiya rwin lense reflex, Leica iiig, Canon II S4, 4x5 speed graphic, Yashicamat, etc. on Ebay for peanut shells.
 

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Looked on Ebay for what my clutch of film Nikons are going for. Like your analogy to peanut shells. Hell, even some of my older digital DSLRs are going for a song.
Of course, when you look at the quality of the camera on a decent smart phone; it's no wonder folks ain't toting 2 pound Canons and Nikons with zoom lenses.
 
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