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    Boolit Master Thumbcocker's Avatar
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    I'm retired

    Effective February 28 I retired. A total of 32 years in the public sector. I made it without getting divorced, addicted, censured, disbarred, or having a cardiac event. A lot of folks in this line of work have one or more of those.

    Time to enjoy life and time with Mrs. Thumbcocker. Life is good.
    You'll go far providin' you ain't burnt alive or scalped."

    Will Geer as Bear Claw in "Jeramiah Johnson"

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    Hi...
    Retired 2-1/2 years ago.
    I highly recommend retirement.
    Never been happier.
    Last edited by 375supermag; 03-01-2021 at 10:01 PM.

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    Boolit Buddy Hdskip's Avatar
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    Welcome to the "group". I'm almost 5 years into it and recommend it heartily. There is defiantly a transition period.

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    Congrats!

    I retired from work early at 55, been retired now for 13 years. One thing you'll need to get accustomed to is that there is no longer any paid vacation time, and paid holidays are a thing of the past.

    If there was stress in your job having that off your shoulders will have delightful consequences. I saw physical ailments disappear, things that you don't associate with stress. I've seen other people who worked at the same terrible company and When I do I ask, "Have the nightmares stopped?". I get the same general response from them all, "How did you know about that!?? I didn't tell anyone!". "Because I worked there too and we're all human."

    I started a business a few years back and just today told my webmaster to shut down the site. It was fun for awhile but has become a J O B. I think I'm going to just enjoy full retirement for awhile now.

    But back on a lighter note, I'm going to retire again this spring when my snows come off and my summer tires go on.

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    congrats, retired last November

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    Congratulations, I am very envious!! My wife and I got started late with kids, I am about to turn 57 and I still have a freshman in high school! I figure about another 10 years and I’ll be done.

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    The secret to a successful retirement it to learn to pace yourself... Start each day off slow and just taper off from there. I retired 10 years ago, take part time / temp positions from time to time to learn something new, but mostly just enjoy the freedom! Congrats man, yer gonna love it.
    The essence of education is self reliance- T.H. White.

    Currently seeking wood carving tools, wood planes, froes, scorps, spokeshaves... etc....

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    Somebody answer me this!!! When do I get to retire from my ultra busy so called Retirement????
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

    I will love the Lord with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind.

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    I retired in 2007 at age 57 and have been busy doing things I like and want to do, I highly recommend retirement.

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    Congratulations!

    Been 3 years for me, and I really enjoy it.
    Maker of Silver Boolits for Werewolf hunting

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    congratulations,ive been retired since 07,a lot more time to catch up on those hunny do's now lol

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    Congratulations. Now you can get some stuff done!

    DG

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    Boolit Master FISH4BUGS's Avatar
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    Congratulations!
    I consider myself semi-retired.
    That only means I work 45 hours per week and no more.
    Being self-employed I set my own schedule.
    Some weeks may be less than 45 hours.
    Never any more.
    I can see this kind of schedule until I check out.
    Collector and shooter of guns and other items that require a tax stamp, Lead and brass scrounger. Never too much brass, lead or components in inventory! Always looking to win beauty contests with my reloads.

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    Congratulations! After a short while, you will wonder how you ever had time to work. Luckily, you are involved in the greatest "hobby" ever.

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    Boolit Master nvbirdman's Avatar
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    I retired fourteen years ago and decided I would take a month off and then look for another job. So far it's been a very long month.

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    Boolit Master
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    retired last may .how i found time to work i just dont know.

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    Congratulations. Hoping to do the same in about 10 months.

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    Congratulations! I hope you have many years to enjoy it! I worked 23 years longer than planned after high school graduation! But, I finally was able to do it! memtb
    You should not use a rifle that will kill an animal when everything goes right; you should use one that will do the job when everything goes wrong." -Bob Hagel

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    Awesome enjoy your new found free time.
    One round at a time.
    Member of Valley Gun & Country Club. Elysburg Pa. And Zerby rod and gun club.

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    Congratulations!

    I was in public sector work for 36 years. I began servicing school buses and other vehicles. After dinner additional education, I ended working IT in an elections office.

    Good to be on this side of things.

    I tinker with some stuff and always have a project waiting on the wings. A ministry group at church has learned of my retirement and could keep me busy almost every day.



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