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Thread: Well, it's time to go home. I retire next month

  1. #41
    Boolit Master
    woodbutcher's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    LaFollette Tn
    Dang,think I`m getting that"CRS"disease lately.Forgot to mention in my previous post.My Father was a house painter for almost 60 yrs before he retired completely.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    People never lie so much as after a hunt,during a war,or before an election.
    Otto von Bismarck

  2. #42
    Boolit Master

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    Jan 2007
    New Mexico
    Congrats! I retired last December. Loving every minute. Funny thing is you're running away from Houston; I'm heading there shortly but that's where all of my family lives. Otherwise we would probably go to LA as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shopdog View Post
    I've tried retirement........ think it's 4 times now?Haha.Get bored go back to work,and it's not about the lack of money.Money yes,but that's just to support my rifle addiction.

    My best advice is try to get on a schedule of part time $$gigs with plenty of time to develop your retirement interests.Best of luck.Naps are the best part,haha.
    A friend recently asked me what I'm doing with all of my free time. "WHAT free time?" said I. I've been cultivating my retirement interests since I was 10 years old but didn't know it at the time. I fill my days with boolit casting, reloading, shooting, building radio controlled planes and flying them. I was going to gunsmith but until the stupid manufacturing and ITAR regs are fixed I won't apply for the FFL. I don't want to try to fly under the radar with BATFE involved.
    Sometimes life taps you on the shoulder and reminds you it's a one way street. Jim Morris

  3. #43
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    South Louisiana
    Quote Originally Posted by Down South View Post
    It's been a long ride, 35 yrs with this company. I had planned on retiring next June. The company is cutting the G&A budget so they offered a voluntary severance package and I accepted it. They offered three weeks of pay for every yr of service but they capped it at 52 wks, shucks...
    It looks like I will be able to escape Houston around the first week of September. I'll be able to go back to a simpler life in the farm community I live in, in the middle of nowhere.
    I still plan to work some as a consultant but from home. I've got a couple of companies wanting my services now.
    Congrats, Enjoy your retirement, if you ever make it around Baton Rouge let me know, we can sling some lead.
    NRA High Master XTC
    DR# 2125

  4. #44
    Boolit Master & Generous Contributor

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    Jan 2008
    Louisiana/Houston Texas
    Quote Originally Posted by akajun View Post
    Congrats, Enjoy your retirement, if you ever make it around Baton Rouge let me know, we can sling some lead.
    Thanks for the offer. I just may take you up on it.
    If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
    Samuel Adams


  5. #45
    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Congrats! Enjoy yourself!

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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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