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Old 07-13-2012, 09:09 AM   #16
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My question is: What the fark do retired people do?
While not retired yet, my observations of married (or otherwise partnered) retirees is:

The HoneyDo list does not get shorter.
The HoneyDo list in fact grows by a factor of 10 to accommodate the hours (including commute time) that you could not service the HoneyDo list.

You will have no trouble filling up your time
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:17 AM   #17
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:18 AM   #18
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:30 AM   #19
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #20
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Retirement, isn't that another word for unemployed?

I was retired once, then my rent went up and I had to get a job.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:00 PM   #21
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:20 PM   #22
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I just turned 55. In 10 years, I go on Medicare. In 12, I semi-retire and in 15, I'm done working. Ghod, I feel old!

My question is: What the fark do retired people do?

Besides sit in the kitchen and watch the Weather Channel?
Silly boy. Do you really think thats what we do? Maybe at first, when we're trying to figure out whats next. Then.........health permitting............

We volunteer..........myself.......at my teacher/daughters school, both at her room an my granddaughters. Others pick the local hospital, or pet shelters or whereever, and let me tell you, they are Godsends.

Some of us are lucky enough to live close to the kids/grandkids and again, are Godsends.....we send them home when we've had enough!

If we're fortunate enough, we travel.....if not, we just thank the Gods we have enough to eat and pay the bills.

We enjoy the lack of pressure to get up every morning and HAVE to be somewhere.

We've raised our kids, done our duty, and now its time for us......some of us aren't quite sure what that means, (me!) but its just another adventure in the road of life.

I stopped watching the weather channel when we moved from north Arkansas.....I know what the weather will be like here..........frickin' HOT in the summer, and lovely in the winter/early spring/late fall.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:34 PM   #23
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Silly boy. Do you really think thats what we do? Maybe at first, when we're trying to figure out whats next.
That's what my dad did. And he had a very happy retirement. Then again, he spent his career (utility lineman) out in the weather, putting things back together, so sitting back and cackling at the misfortunes of the young Turks who had the duty after him was probably pretty amusing.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:34 PM   #24
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My question is: What the fark do retired people do?
What they want to do.

I am insanely jealous.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:29 AM   #25
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What they want to do.

I am insanely jealous.
Don't be. Someday we'll be dust and it will be your turn.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:39 AM   #26
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:03 AM   #27
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What they want to do.

I am insanely jealous.
I've got meds that can help you with that.

$300, please. You can pay the laddy at the door.

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