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Tornadoes frighten me also. They'll hit in one spot and tear it up and leave another area untouched, and then move on and tear something else to shreds. I'll deal with snow any day.


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I'm ready to retire but have a mortgage to pay off first, my goal is 67 the good Lord willing. My wife and I are in relatively good health as we started eating at better after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I'm off all meds for it and at 61 feel better than I have in 20 years (lost 70 lbs from the diet change).

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I'm 10 years away from that fun time and am very eager for it.


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I retired this past December and even though it still seems a bit strange not going to work every day there are a lot of pressures that I really DO NOT miss. It is great to be able to prioritize the things I WANT to do at home instead of someone else directing my path with the next phone call or office visit.
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I have been retired since Dec 2010, and I am still having problems adjusting to it.


Sometimes, I just have to get up and "go do something", like today, I went out and mowed the front yard.... didn't really need it, but I needed to do something besides sit in a chair.

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Thank you. Now I can spend more time sharing.


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Wow what a coincidence. Next month I go and start the process, I'll be 62 in December. I'm working right up until then. My current employer doesn't know of my plans and won't until the day I say goodbye. I do plan on a part time job somewhere but it'll be on my terms and I'm sure it won't be what I'm doing now. This is just too stressful and frustrating working with the government. I like the idea of dog walker...

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Been fully retired since 2012, now turning 63 in a few days. Have been busy since then. Don't know how I worked and did everything else. Found that you need to have a reason to get up. I go for coffee at the local McDs in the morning. Seems this is universal all over, lots of seniors/retirees doing this. There's a McDs in Texas and the seniors play bingo every Tuesday morning - great outing first thing in the morning.

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Wow what a coincidence. Next month I go and start the process, I'll be 62 in December. I'm working right up until then. My current employer doesn't know of my plans and won't until the day I say goodbye. I do plan on a part time job somewhere but it'll be on my terms and I'm sure it won't be what I'm doing now. This is just too stressful and frustrating working with the government. I like the idea of dog walker...

I once made the mistake of letting an employer know of my plans, gave them a two weeks notice..... I was totally shaken to my roots when the jerks told me right then, on the phone, "you are now terminated, immediately return to base and turn in your equipment".....

I needed that next two weeks paycheck, and all of a sudden, i was left w/o enough money to complete my plans...


I learned from that little escapade....
When I retired from my last job, which was a civil government job, i did not even tell them that I was gone, I just did not show up for work....

only one person knew what I was doing, he and I had one heck of a good time about it.

I ordered in Pizza pies, enough to feed my gang of 12 coworkers... just told them that I was paying for everyone's lunch "today".... I let the pizza delivery guy in the back gate of our lot, and that was against their rules, all delivery folks must go thru the front door past Security.... tee hee


the Captain came down to see me while we were eating the last pieces of the evidence..... and he reprimanded me severely for letting the delivery man in the back gate....

I kept a straight face, and said " I promise you, I will never do that again ".... he was a bit of a jerk, and I did that on purpose, because he deserved getting Tit for Tat...


that was 7 years ago, and I still get phone calls at least once a year from my best friend, he says " hey, your name came up today about that Pizza Party"

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