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Old 07-12-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Retirement?

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?
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:20 PM   #4
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:52 PM   #6
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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?
You could build P.D. E-books, like Crutledge.

Go to some place warm and garden...(See the movie Young Lions)

And finally.....(drum roll)....enjoy the pretty girls as they walk by. (As Maurice Chevalier signs Thank Heaven for Little Girls in the background of your mind...)

Or you could spend the rest of your life walking VR...
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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I'm 68 and still working and it's largely because I don't know what to do when I stop.

Maybe I should hang out at Hooters and drink beer and think about girls.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:10 PM   #8
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I'm 68 and still working and it's largely because I don't know what to do when I stop.

Maybe I should hang out at Hooters and drink beer and think about girls.
See? That's what I worry about! I've been working since I was 13 and don't have any hobbies that will keep me active and i just do not want to fade away...

Maybe I should take up rugby.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:31 PM   #9
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When I retire I'm going to record my music and write the Great American Novel. No plans for rugby at the moment.

I'm looking forward to seeing Tidewater through the eyes of a tourist. Visiting the Chrysler Museum of Art and the zoo in Norfolk more frequently. Taking walks with the dogs and letting them show me the way back home. Taking some local classes for geezers. Maybe getting active again in the local Unitarian Church.

Above all, I'm looking forward to regular sleep and the restoration of my circadian rhythms, which have been damaged from years of working a four-day graveyard swing shift Thursday night through Monday morning.

I'm 62, so it shouldn't be long now.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:50 PM   #10
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See? That's what I worry about! I've been working since I was 13 and don't have any hobbies that will keep me active and i just do not want to fade away...

Maybe I should take up rugby.
Fishing? (Like Grumpy Old Men)

Or maybe you should pay the laddie at the door and ask him?

(Surfing in Hawaii? You don't have to take on the big waves...)
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:52 PM   #11
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In all seriousness, Pshrynk, retirement is about doing what you choose. It's a lot like being very rich, it magnifies your virtues and your vices as well.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:51 PM   #12
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I am working on getting the scratch needed to get a sailboat sufficiently large that we can be living aboard when we take her out and sink her in the Caribbean. I hope. To. Have one in Lake Pepin for a few years and then move it to Florida.

I'm also looking for a cribbage club locally so I won't be underfoot all the time.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:27 AM   #13
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Just enjoy yourself! You obviously like to read and use computers, you can fill up days that way. See your friends/family more often, make new friends.. the list of occupations is endless. Above all have fun with no deadlines apart from those you set yourself.

The father of a friend of mine when asked what he did now that he was retired used to say: "Nothing and I don't like being interrupted."
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After being forced into early retirement due to cut backs. I have now been retired for just over a year. Based on this limited experience I would simple say life is too short to create elaborate plans - take things as they come and try and do what you and your family enjoy doing. Live your life. You never know what is coming around the next corner.
In the last year, I have never been bored - in fact there is too much to do.
I would also recommend - If offered early retirement - take it and enjoy your life.
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I am working on getting the scratch needed to get a sailboat sufficiently large that we can be living aboard when we take her out and sink her in the Caribbean. I hope. To. Have one in Lake Pepin for a few years and then move it to Florida.

I'm also looking for a cribbage club locally so I won't be underfoot all the time.
If you want a challenge, you might try Duplicate Bridge.

In all seriousness, you've spent all your life with your values being set by external sources. You are looking at a period when there are no external sources to set your values.

You need to spend some introspection time, to determine who you are and what you (and not somebody else) wants to accomplish. You have time to do this with before you retire, which is a good thing, and you are starting to think about it, which is also a good thing.

As for me (I'm about 6 months older that you are), I'm going to scan a P.D. book a month, shoot the alarm clock, garden, and spend some of the winter time where it's warm. And read, play M.U.L.E., watch a movie a night, listen to music, help with the rose society, enjoy a glass of wine every evening, and take a nap wherever I want (naps are wasted on kids...).

And I'll worry about what to do with my spare time...

That's $300 - pay Red on the way out...
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