Retired today.

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,027
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    I'm glad you made it to 70.
    I think you'll be set for life with SS and whatever I hope. Yard work and gardening keeps the blood flowing. Put up some bird houses and watch birds raise the next generations. It's a blast to see the little guys still want to be fed by momma and daddy but the parent birds teach them real quick where the feeders are and the water and where to find their own bugs and worms.

    Our Chickadees had one baby I think. A few days ago I saw the baby up on a branch by the driveway just 15ft. from the nesting box it was probably born in. It was flapping its little wings and chirping but no momma or daddy came running. I guess it's on its own for good now. B)

    Go to yard sales and thrift stores and also estate sales. Check the yard sales and estate sales online first though. Good will and habitat is a hit and miss adventure.

    Just think...you can do what you want, when you want!

    Late night movie, no problem! Stay up as late as you want. :D

    I hope you can enjoy your retirement. Many people never get to. ;)

    Yes. It is time to look at the real world. I have been in high-tech ever since Navy tests said I had an aptitude for electronics, and they sent me to school. Frack that. Time to smell the roses. :)


    LOL!

    Time to plant and grow some roses!

    Nancy did it here but she was working full time and she just got into other things and lost a bunch of bushes. She did have a SPORT branch that she's been tending to for years but it's still not producing enough of these strange and rare blooms to cultivate more plants. She had planned on naming this new rose after her father. But the hope has come and pretty much gone. The bush is still alive but it's just a little fighter and doesn't die. I'll get a pick of it now if I can.

    You can see it to the left of the bird feeder. It's been like that for 10 years I guess. :D
    It used to be a bush and then this one branch sprouted out and it had different blooms. It was COOL! Nancy was excited for a few years. Nancy still has hope though.
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • BetaBeta Posts: 263
    52 years of work. Well done. Congratulations on your well deserved retirement.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,160
    Tony M wrote: »
    Beta wrote: »
    52 years of work. Well done. Congratulations on your well deserved retirement.

    My brother is 65 and has done about 52 weeks of work... :s

    And he will probably outlive all of us...
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,974
    Congratulations, you made it! I bet your music is sounding extra sweet tonight!
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,434
    Congrats Bud, make sure you keep your health up to snuff so you can enjoy the retirement.

    Looks to me, now you have no excuse to come to some audio shows and tip a few with the crazies.
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  • simmsimm Posts: 511
    Congratulations!!
  • Polkitup2Polkitup2 Posts: 1,590
    Congratulations on retirement. I just completed my 1st year of retirement. The funny thing is I still get up at the ridiculously early time of 4 am like when I worked and am still in bed by 8pm. I am a lot healthier and feel so much better than when I was working. And best of all, because of the stock market performance this past year I have more money now than when I retired!

  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,480
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,315
    Now i feel sad...because you are twice my age :D
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,304
    Polkitup2 wrote: »
    Congratulations on retirement. I just completed my 1st year of retirement. The funny thing is I still get up at the ridiculously early time of 4 am like when I worked and am still in bed by 8pm. I am a lot healthier and feel so much better than when I was working. And best of all, because of the stock market performance this past year I have more money now than when I retired!

    Thanks. I will find out how my body handles having no schedule. Currently, it is 3:34 AM and still not really tired. If I had to work today I would have been in bed by 11:30 PM last night, and without having any beer last night. :)
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  • DerfDerf Posts: 226
    Congratulations! Keep the mind and body active.
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  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,644
    Wow! Congrats! Woot!!
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,066
    From one retired guy to another and I am three years older.

    Remember:

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,027
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    Beta wrote: »
    52 years of work. Well done. Congratulations on your well deserved retirement.

    My brother is 65 and has done about 52 weeks of work... :s

    And he will probably outlive all of us...

    That made me chuckle outload because IT'S SO TRUE.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,027
    I also have a nice ceramic plaque that says;

    "Retirement:
    Half the money but twice the fun."
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,268
    Now can you just leave the amps on?
    Congrats bud
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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 1,080
    Enjoy your retirement!
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,875
    Many Congrats!!! Welcome to the World of Procrastination, because now there is always tomorrow :p Nothing seems as 'pressing' as it was when I was working.

    The only downside to retirement is that, Time Flies! Hold on ;)
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,300
    Good for you!! Keep on playing to stay young. I've always liked the poster in my doctor's office that reads"We don't stop playing because we got old, we get old if we stop playing."...or something like that. After the transition period I hope you find the things that give you the most enjoyment while you are playing.

    It seems almost weekly somebody I "know" is retiring. I have 41 months until I hang it up....or sooner. I don't want to wish my life away but it would be nice if it was only 1 month. I envy all you retirees.
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,695
    Congrats 🎈 enjoy it.
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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,908
    Congrats. I know they will miss you at the job site.
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,428
    Cue Joan Baez (she lives over on the Peninsula, if memory serves!) :)

  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 4,017
    edited May 2019
    so what's stopping you from hopping on a plane and coming to lone star? :D
    say hello to judge judy :'(
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  • MalbecMalbec Posts: 526
    Congratulations Bud. I retired in 2014 at the ripe old age of 55 and never looked back.
    Find something you're passionate about, something new you'd like to learn and have a blast.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,925
    Woohoo! Congrats Bud!
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,744
    Congrats on your retirement. Enjoy the what's next!
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,237
    Congrats. Now you can do what you want!
    Love yours. D
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  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,245
    Congrats.

    New thread coming soon: Blue Fox Kind of Friday Night Life
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  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,561
    Congrats! That’s awesome you were able to work until 70. God willing I’ll work as long too. Only a little more than thirty years to go for me.

    Enjoy retirement!
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
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