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    I could get spoiled by retirement

    I knew it was raining out and I didnt have anything to do, so I slept until 11am today.

    Really liking this retirement stuff.
    I could get used to it.
    Last edited by allen levine; 04-01-2011 at 03:59 PM.

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    Well Alan, it only gets better as you go. I have been retired for ten years now and I absolutely love it. It's great to go to the shop and do whatever you want to do and not have ant time restraints on what you are doing. Enjoy it you earned it pal.
    Chuck

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    Good for you Allen. I've been retired for 11 months and 7 a.m. is the latest I've been able to go so far. Spent too many years getting up at 4 a.m. and haven't been able to shake it off yet. It is a good feeling to wake up at 4.......smile a little.....and go back to sleep.

    Glad you're enjoying retirement and hope you continue for a bunch of years.

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    You will enjoy. For me, it enabled me to open my mind and do things not possible when previously worrying about the ways of the world. And, you will find yourself busier than when you had things you really had to do.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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    Allen,
    don't take this wrong, but having met you, there's no Way retirement could spoil such a great guy!

    Now, make you at ease, so you enjoy life after working so hard, sure... but spoil? Nah.
    -Ned

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    I just feel a bit guilty all the time watching my wife go off to work and lately shes been so busy shes been putting in overtime.
    Its like a role reversal.

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    My wife still works and she's very gracious about it. (Probably couldn't stand to be home with me) I don't feel guilty but I do help clean house, wash laundry and do quite a bit of the cooking......that's part of the reason we've been married 43 years. She also lets me mow the yard I know that sounds strange, but for years, the yard has been her turf (no pun intended) and mowing had to be just right. Probably going to start sharing more of the load as I have been offered a part time job at the local hardware store. That will help pay for some wood.

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    You deserve it, Allen; enjoy.
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    Going on two years and loving every day of it..

    And I talked the wife into quiting work when she was 50.



    It will only get better I suspect fo you Allen!

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    It is great isn't it Allen? Starting month 11 and going full speed ahead.
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    "Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
    Vince Lombardi

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