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drfish
01-12-2018, 05:53 PM
Today is my last day of work, I am retiring. I have lots of work ahead and hope many hours of fishing. Will now get to spend more time with my grand kids, a 13 girl, 11 girl and 10 boy, my father who is 84,l and of course my wife of 40 years who also likes to fish.

wannabe fisherman
01-12-2018, 06:11 PM
best of luck to you in your retirement. I hope you can do better than I have. I retired after 36 years at GE, couldn't stand not getting up to go to work, went to work at Wal-Mart for 15 years and retired after major heart surgery. Still had trouble with the I need to go to work syndrome so I work, but only part time driving cars for an auto group here.
Sometimes I feel like it's a curse, but other times, especially in the winter it's a blessing because it gets me out of the house.

Marvin
01-12-2018, 06:12 PM
Congratulations, ..Its a good life..Starting my 3rd year of retirement. Enjoy..

Alphahawk
01-12-2018, 06:21 PM
Big congrats!

Regards


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Retired2Fish
01-12-2018, 06:27 PM
Congratulations!! It is nice to be able to do things you want to do when you want to do them, including fishing, My wife also likes to fish...she may not go as much as I do but she goes when she wants to. I wish that I could still fish with my dad...enjoy that as much as you can. If you want to work...you can probably find work to do. I still work some part-time. Best wishes to you and your family...enjoy.:cheers2

crp4570
01-12-2018, 06:29 PM
Congrats. Enjoy.

Osnola
01-12-2018, 06:31 PM
Starting my 3rd year of retirement, and let me pass on to you what I have learned....
Do at least one thing each day, even if it is just going to the coffee shop (if you can, find a coffee shop that is close to you, go regularly and get to the know the people and they will get to know you)...There are 3 guys plus me that are there at least 5 days a week and we talk everything from fishing, sports, politics, food, weather, and anything else that comes up...
Exercise at the gym or someplace at least 3 days a week--gets you out of the house--do not sit in your lazy boy and watch TV all day
Fish when you want and it does not always have to be early in the morning....afternoons work good also...Clean your fishing reels, and keep your tackle box organized...I can always make my way to the tackle dept. in the local sporting goods stores to find something that I just NEED to have...Congratulations and enjoy it, you earned it...

Zman
01-12-2018, 06:58 PM
Congratulations and I wish you as many years fishing as you put in working.


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Spaceman
01-12-2018, 07:02 PM
A hearty congratulations! Enjoy.

"G"
01-12-2018, 07:03 PM
Congratulations...I retired 19 years ago....worked part time for 4 years after and then quit that. I love retirement.

Brimfisher
01-12-2018, 07:05 PM
Congratulations. I wish you many Crappie days to come. Enjoy .

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Dollfly
01-12-2018, 07:23 PM
Congratulations on your retirement I too retired 3 years ago and am loving it. Hope you do too.

jaxsprat
01-12-2018, 07:31 PM
Congratulations, and best of health to you & family so u all may enjoy your retirement for a long time.

Jman5626
01-12-2018, 07:33 PM
Congratulations! Iíve only got another 28 years and Iíll be ready to join ya. Lol
My dad retired a few years ago and when people ask him how it feels he still tells them ďitís not all itís cracked up to be.....itís a WHOLE lot better!Ē

Congrats again!


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skeetbum
01-12-2018, 07:42 PM
I'm glad to hear that your ship came in and you weren't at the airport. I look forward to it but not sure about several things that I still need to work on. Enjoy your time. Should you find yourself unhappy with what you sometimes do, do something for someone else. You have the time and they have the need. Connect the dots. God Bless you Brother, enjoy your time.

stormcloud
01-12-2018, 07:47 PM
I will have been retired 10 years come July. Worked until my full retirement (65 and 10 months) I love it. Wish I had done
it in my 20s. The only time I get board is from Christmas to Feb. 15. I run out of things to do. I fish 2 to 2 1/2months in the
spring and the same in the fall. Have a yard, flower beds, garden, pool, and other task that leave me very little time. From
being semi idle the 6 weeks mentioned, it will take me a month to get back to full steam. So they are telling you right about
not laying down. Congratulations and enjoy.

BarryG
01-12-2018, 07:56 PM
Congrats! I retired 2 1/2 yrs ago, now all my fishing buddies who were 9-10 yrs older than me passed on and I find myself looking for fishing partners! Enjoy!

eagle 1
01-12-2018, 07:56 PM
Been retired 6 yrs but like "G" have a small job on the side (till may) . First thing you should consider ? Are you healthy enough to retire ? Never knew there was so much that we/I was only half doing . The reason they have retirement parties is so everyone will know you are available to fix, repair, pick-up, mow, plant, and pick. (harvest if you from up north ). Tell the folks you are not retiring but are changing careers to become O.R.S. agent and then block all phone calls that are not family/ fishing buddies . Drop all land lines and park behind the house .I must go now as a budding young O.R.S. trainee needs my assistance on a simple division problem . Seems he can't put equal numbers of fish in two coolers . Being an " Outdoor Recreation Specialist" is a highly sought after job, so let non of these 2,912 trainees on this site know the party date . p.s the secret password for all O.R.S. agents is "tums/Rolaids . Welcome agent drfish watch this site for future assignments .Fish on! . .:biggrin285768285769

trypman1
01-12-2018, 08:09 PM
Congrats, I have been retired for 8yrs. Fish a lot, and still get excited about every trip!.

PawPaw "gene"
01-12-2018, 08:43 PM
Congrats, you now have a new job and a new boss. That boss is you so use it to it's fullest. Push yourself hard to enjoy life, kids, grands, wife, fishing, gardening or any other thing you want. Don't waste you time just sitting, I wish you many long days but know that they are numbered so make good use of them.
"gene"

rdant
01-12-2018, 08:45 PM
Start on 22 years of retirement this year. Just remember, everything doesn't need to be done today. Leave some for tomorrow.

Hanr3
01-13-2018, 01:38 AM
Congrats. Only 12 more years until I retire, unless I retire early. That is looking better every day.

Ketchn
01-13-2018, 06:17 AM
Today is my last day of work, I am retiring. I have lots of work ahead and hope many hours of fishing. Will now get to spend more time with my grand kids, a 13 girl, 11 girl and 10 boy, my father who is 84,l and of course my wife of 40 years who also likes to fish.

SWEET

gravelman6
01-13-2018, 06:25 AM
Congratulations on your retirement hope you enjoy it. I have been retired for over seven years and enjoy it. For some retirement does not agree. Time goes by fast is all I tell people and as you get older so don't the parts of your body. Enjoy your time.

Crestliner08
01-13-2018, 06:30 AM
Congratulations! Retirement.....mixed blessing sometimes. I enjoy it, but it seems now that I'm busier than I use to be when I was working! :)

Redge
01-13-2018, 06:48 AM
Congratulations, youíve received a lot of great advice.


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micorps
01-13-2018, 07:05 AM
Congrats on retirement, my dad retired this month, looking forward to the extended visit here in a week. I retire from the military in two years and have some decisions to make. Dont know if i want to switch careers to something more enjoyable or follow the money doing the same i do in the military.

stormcloud
01-13-2018, 07:34 AM
Some days while sitting in my recliner or on the back porch, I feel I should be doing something constructive. I have found that
if I take a nap that urge will go away.

shipahoy41
01-13-2018, 07:38 AM
Today is my last day of work, I am retiring. I have lots of work ahead and hope many hours of fishing. Will now get to spend more time with my grand kids, a 13 girl, 11 girl and 10 boy, my father who is 84,l and of course my wife of 40 years who also likes to fish. Sounds like a pretty good plan to me. Congratulations on your retirement.

jackie53
01-13-2018, 08:33 AM
Today is my last day of work, I am retiring. I have lots of work ahead and hope many hours of fishing. Will now get to spend more time with my grand kids, a 13 girl, 11 girl and 10 boy, my father who is 84,l and of course my wife of 40 years who also likes to fish.

Just retired or got retired from a 40 yr Job,Every day from now on is a Saturday!!Congrats,Don't know how I had time to Work!!LOL

scrat
01-13-2018, 08:51 AM
Congratulations on your retirement. I will be looking forward to seeing a bunch of your fishing reports and pictures now that you will have more time to fish.

RogerA
01-13-2018, 08:55 AM
Congrats, I have been retired a little over 4 years. My advise would be to stay busy. :fish

KFC
01-13-2018, 09:22 AM
Congratulations on your retirement. I can't wait until its my turn.

dusty_allen
01-13-2018, 09:27 AM
Congrats on retirement, my dad retired this month, looking forward to the extended visit here in a week. I retire from the military in two years and have some decisions to make. Dont know if i want to switch careers to something more enjoyable or follow the money doing the same i do in the military.

I cant answer that for you, but I can say that money is not everything. I made a career switch for less pay 3 years ago. I now donít come home daily stressed and wore out. It was well worth the ~20% pay reduction.

The more you make the more you seem to spend. I think if I had to go back to that higher paying career I would have to force myself to put the extra money in retirement savings so that I could retire earlier. That is the only way it would be worth it.

You donít know how many days you have here, so why chase money and be unhappy. That is what I now have learned.


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kycreek
01-13-2018, 09:29 AM
Well I don't want to hijack your thread but I'm only a weeks away myself. Feb 14th is my last day after almost 36 years.

elkhunter
01-13-2018, 09:44 AM
I tried retirement but couldn't handle not working. Now I escort oversize vehicles all over the country on a part time basis. I'm able to do it part time as I have my own vehicle and work about 40-50% of the time. It's a good balance and if I want to fish I can fish. If I want to work I can work. Works for me.

chaunc
01-13-2018, 10:14 AM
Enjoy your retirement.

crappiemax
01-13-2018, 11:12 AM
Congrats on your retirement. I've been retired for 2 years now.
I could never go back to work.

tahoe 50
01-13-2018, 12:59 PM
14 months for me to go. I know like every body else I will find something to keep me busy. My dad retired and back at work within the month. Now at 86 he is putting in three days a week at Wal-Mart. Plus my boss said we aint letting you go. Ok three days a week. Did I hear the fish calling my name?

TheGrandPoohBah
01-13-2018, 01:18 PM
Congrats on your retirement. Many look forward to the day, but many have their days cut short. It is a blessing, enjoy it and give thanks. To me, it really is like 6 Saturdays, and one Sunday. Just celebrated retiring 4 years ago.
Besides, I hear fishing is safer than hunting... ;)
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stormcloud
01-13-2018, 02:40 PM
Hey Bullwinkle, that's a good one.

deltarat
01-13-2018, 02:40 PM
I retired from farming in 2000, 80-100 hour weeks. Got bored and got into selling insurance for 10 years and retired again. We bought a house and my son one and completely remodeled them both, built a 30 x62 shop and restored a '69 Bronco. I got all my projects done and got bored again. Now I have part time job that I get paid full time for. I may work 10-15 hours a week from home and work when I want to.
I am 68 now and don't figure on retiring as long as I can work and I am in good shape for my age. I have several thousand dollars of test last month to prove it....lol... Not saying that is for everybody but I have to have something to do. If I was not working, I would spend boat loads of money finding something to do.
Stay busy, as others have stated and have a great retirement.

crappiewisdom
01-13-2018, 02:53 PM
Congrats! I am on the verge of retiring. Kinda of scary, but liberating too! A chance to do something different. But also time to spend more time doing what you like. I think the key is to remain active in some way. Hope you enjoy yours!

bandchaser
01-13-2018, 04:46 PM
Best job you will ever have! Congrats

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volsdad
01-13-2018, 05:26 PM
Congratulations . The one thing I have done from the start of my retirement is I do nothing on Mondays ,no Dr, appt. or anything else.I get up have my coffee and thank god I lived long enough to retire.then maybe go fishing or not.

lowe175
01-13-2018, 09:12 PM
Congrats! Stay active and you will stay young man good luck

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SLIP-CORK
01-13-2018, 10:58 PM
Congrats from so. La.. I retired from a plant in 08 and boy what a change. Lots of freedom. Stay active and stay organized.
Look forward to something. I do alot of fishing so I bought a camp on a lake in south Louisiana (lake Verret). The tv show "swamp people" shot several shows on this lake. This was a heck of a move because there is always things to do at a camp. I enjoy small projects to improve the camp plus if its a good day to be on the water; well you gotta go to know. My camp is on pilings over the water and at times I get in the boat and catch a quick supper from under the camp. Make time for this and don't feel guilty. Good luck.

SLIP-CORK
01-13-2018, 11:08 PM
Man more power to you if that is what u like to do. Man it sounds like you won't make as much money as you want. In my opinion if you burn 10 more years working; you will look back as an old man and ask yourself; do i have enough money now? The answer sadly is always no. Organizations are crying for volunteers to help. Great activities to help others.

"D"
01-14-2018, 12:07 AM
Congrats and best wishes. I am 7 years this month. Time goes by so fast. First couple was ultra busy. Then I became more selective and did less of some things that I was gung ho on before. I find each year my priorities change as to what seems important. Moving and building a house last year kept me busy. You may find your interests change also. I no longer feel like traveling to the 4 corners pulling my 5th wheel. Shorter trips are much easier and so many places to see within a few hundred miles. I finally admit to myself, that fishing is not as important as it was. I went hunting recently and had forgot how much I missed it. That will be something I look forward to next season.
The last year I have become more into helping out people in the neighborhood. I find that rewarding and hope to continue. I know this is rambling, but my point is let your life evolve and try things for happiness. Hope you have many years with the kids and spend all the time you can with your wife and Dad.

Bigskyfisherman
01-14-2018, 12:20 AM
best of luck to you in your retirement. I hope you can do better than I have. I retired after 36 years at GE, couldn't stand not getting up to go to work, went to work at Wal-Mart for 15 years and retired after major heart surgery. Still had trouble with the I need to go to work syndrome so I work, but only part time driving cars for an auto group here.
Sometimes I feel like it's a curse, but other times, especially in the winter it's a blessing because it gets me out of the house.

I'm 71 and thought I could go fishing every day. Wrong!!! My wife says I have to work part-time to pay for my gas money and fishing gear. Fortunately, I have a job as counter entertainment specialist at Braums.

Bigskyfisherman
01-14-2018, 12:25 AM
best of luck to you in your retirement. I hope you can do better than I have. I retired after 36 years at GE, couldn't stand not getting up to go to work, went to work at Wal-Mart for 15 years and retired after major heart surgery. Still had trouble with the I need to go to work syndrome so I work, but only part time driving cars for an auto group here.
Sometimes I feel like it's a curse, but other times, especially in the winter it's a blessing because it gets me out of the house.

Your story reminds me of a good friend who retired early so he could go fishing every day. It lasted about three weeks. It drove him crazy to not be working. He couldn't go back to where he had retired, and wound up commuting 90 miles to get a job in his field, eventually getting a room for the work week, and going back on weekends to be with his wife (she wasn't about to leave her home).

Rockhitter
01-14-2018, 03:09 PM
Retired three years ago at age 60. With all the friends and family needing chores done it became a 60-70 hour week workload. Decided that it would be easier to work part time 35 hours per week making a little money but having an excellent health care insurance program provided by the company. Myself, I need accountability in my life. I have always worked and did not feel I was contributing as much as I could. Maybe someday I will retire..............hopefully.

RustyJig
01-14-2018, 06:54 PM
Congrats! I retired three years ago after 43 years with the same company. Although it took me a week ( well, maybe not that long) to get used to not getting up early to be at work I've gotten used to the retirement routine. Find a hobby, help others when ya can, and join a YMCA, keep your boat ready and your reels oiled. Have fun and enjoy!


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charlie817
01-14-2018, 09:44 PM
Congrats! I retired in August. It's not like I thought it would be. Thought all I would do was fish and hunt. Boy was I wrong! Lol! There's plenty to do around the house. But I still have time to do what I want. Which is great now that I'm used to having a different boss! Lol! Enjoy!

WessV
01-19-2018, 05:48 AM
Good for you on the retirement!! Enjoy!!