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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by slayer, Jun 4, 2011.

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  1. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

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    Well today is the first day of my retirement from the U.S postal service. Any tips for me besides "break 'em all"?
     
  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Well hopefully now the mail will run better. LOL

    CONGRATS!!!!

    My advice. Enjoy yourself. You earned it. Find stuff to keep you busy. I know alot of retired people that bugged up because they didn't have enough to keep them busy all day.
     
  3. oletymer

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    Live life and enjoy it. After 17 years of retirement I still love every day and look forward to tomorrow.
     
  4. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy!!! You earned it. Find a hobby, keep busy, as idle hands are the devil's workshop!!! Break-em all. Jeff
     
  5. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    My wife asked me what I was going to do today.

    I said "Nothing!"

    She said "That's what you did yesterday."

    I said "I wasn't finished!"
     
  6. cbxchris

    cbxchris Active Member

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    5 years to go and I will find out if I live that long. I hope you enjoy yourself and shoot often.
     
  7. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Shoot all day and reload all night. HMB
     
  8. Allen-MX8

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    Now you can "stop living at work and start working at living". This advice was given to me when I retired 10 years ago!

    Just keep busy doing things you enjoy!! Good Luck!!

    Allen
     
  9. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    Yes-- ENJOY it-- especially if you (& wife) are lucky enough to have good health, do things together, get reaquainted. your gonna love it. Congrats. Ross Puls
     
  10. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Great for you.
     
  11. senior smoke

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    Congratulations on reaching retirement. I retired on 1/1/11 and at first I was bored. I have turned everything around and now I am busier than when I worked. For starters, I volunteer at a local hospital 2, 4 hour shifts per week. When I was going to college as a kid, after my junior year I got tired of going to school so I went into the service. When I got discharged I got married and then we had 2 children. So I have now enrolled to attend the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee as a full time student and plan to finally get my BA degree in 1 year's time. I originally promised my father that I would get my degree someday, so I am trying to fulfill both our dreams.

    Along with baby sitting, and taking my 3 grandsons fishing, and my wife's never ending honey do list, I will most likely die of exhaustion someday. I love my wife dearly, but I need a break. My new nickname for my wife is (The dept. of Homeland Security)!

    Biggest suggestion I have for you, don't let your wife boss you around in retirement. Take a stand and tell her that you rule the roost, like I do. I have to end this as I hear her coming, as I decided I do not want her to read this.
    Good luck,
    Steve Balistreri
     
  12. twcpdc

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    It is great but the pay does suck. Enjoy your family they will keep you busy. Tom
     
  13. hoot619

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    Steve, you rule the roost all right. Just like I do. It does help to
    let them think they are the Boss. Come to think of it I can do any
    darn thing I want to do. If I want to suffer the consequences. I is still being trained.. Ken U
     
  14. senior smoke

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    Ken:
    The only way I will ever rule the roost is with a whip and a chair, down Simba!!
    Steve
     
  15. Old Confederate

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    I have to agree with the people that said the pay is not as good as when I was working but it is worth a cut in pay to be able to do what I want to every day. I have been retired for 9 yrs. and every day has been better than working. Larry
     
  16. kiv-c

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    Just wondering what the average age that all of you here retired at?

    I turn 62 this coming January and, due to a recently discovered medical condition, am seriously considering "early" retirement to enjoy time off while I'm still reasonably healthy.

    In addition to SS, I receive a small pension every month, have an IRA I can draw on, and a wife that still likes to work. Sure sounds like a doable situation, doesn't it? Money would be tight, I'm sure; but the more I think about it the more I realize that I can always get more money; I can't buy more time!

    Kiv
     
  17. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Been retired three years & love it. I now run the gun club & volunteer at the vets Hosp
     
  18. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all of the valuable advice. Senior smoke you are a hoot. FYI I am 57. I started at the p.o in '81 was part time for 3 yrs but "paid" for them so I could retire after only 30 yrs instead of 33.
    Bill in MI
     
  19. Chichay

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    Steve,

    You're funny. You sound like you're the boss of your house and you have your wife's permission to say so! Don't lose your good sense of humor. You keep us entertained.

    Chichay
     
  20. dhip

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    enjoy,keeep busy,and fot the fella that asked,,,50 when I retired

    Doug H.
     
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