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Old 04-05-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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I'm retiring at the end of the school year

Gonna sit on the porch, brew in hand and yell at the kids to stay off my lawn.

I have enough projects to keep me busy around the house and SWMBO has decided to continue teaching for another year or so.... I'm thinking it will be a smooth transition.

Any other tired old farts that have advice for me on surviving retirement???

Or are you all young whippersnappers??
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:14 PM   #2
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I'm not retired, but I still love to yell at kids.

 
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:20 PM   #3
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In June, I'm going to be working about 10 hours per week from home. I was planning on retiring, but I may just stick with it until the end of next year. Next winter, I'm going to Florida for two weeks for a warm vacation. The following year I plan on being gone for 3-4 months so I'll have to retire by December 2010. So, I'll be retiring sometime between this June and 18 months later.

Let me know how much brewing you get to do- I might have to retire sooner than I plan if I can brew more often!
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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7 years, 5 months, 9 days.........and counting.

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Old 04-05-2009, 08:10 PM   #5
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I'm retired and love every minute of it. You can brew any time and plenty of time to refine your brew system and make changes to reduce the "work" in brewing. Use pumps and quick disconnects so you can clean with ease. I'm now into automated brewing just to make brewing less work and more fun.

Link: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/auto...rewing-111858/
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:52 PM   #6
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In June, I'm going to be working about 10 hours per week from home. I was planning on retiring, but I may just stick with it until the end of next year. Next winter, I'm going to Florida for two weeks for a warm vacation. The following year I plan on being gone for 3-4 months so I'll have to retire by December 2010. So, I'll be retiring sometime between this June and 18 months later.

Let me know how much brewing you get to do- I might have to retire sooner than I plan if I can brew more often!

What part of Florida you thinking about Yoop?

As for retirement, 12-15 more years for me most likely

 
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:03 PM   #7
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In June, I'm going to be working about 10 hours per week from home. I was planning on retiring, but I may just stick with it until the end of next year. Next winter, I'm going to Florida for two weeks for a warm vacation. The following year I plan on being gone for 3-4 months so I'll have to retire by December 2010. So, I'll be retiring sometime between this June and 18 months later.

Let me know how much brewing you get to do- I might have to retire sooner than I plan if I can brew more often!

Retire? At your age? I wish I could pull that off. We're about the same age and I'm looking at ten more years.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:04 PM   #8
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What part of Florida you thinking about Yoop?

As for retirement, 12-15 more years for me most likely
Carrabelle area for next winter- St. George's Island, etc. We're renting a house for two weeks, for some fishing, hiking, and relaxing. I like south Florida better, as far as weather and beaches, but it's way too crowded for us Yoopers down there. Noise, crowds, traffic, etc don't agree with us wilderness folks for very long. A couple of days in Fort Lauderdale is great- but only just a couple!

It's funny that we're talking about retirement today. I was just offered a long term, very good job, which I turned down. My supervisor told me that she's retiring in 20 years, and would like to keep me until then. I laughed but was still flattered when I said "Heck no!"
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:19 PM   #9
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I'm 54 and I'd like to "retire" tomorrow. But......I watched my father in law in retirement. He worked 45 years at a cardboard factory, and when we went bowling, he would roll the ball so hard I was sure he would break the pins.

Two years after retirement, he could barely get the ball to the end of the lane. I looked at that, said to myself,"If that's retirement, count me out!"
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:27 PM   #10
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Im 42 and not retired yet, but being self employed is giving me some free time, and having time consuming hobbies like Brewing and "music playing/recording" in my case keep me very busy, plus i fix just about anything around a house.

So i say it depends on personality types, some people might miss their co workers, the habit of going to the work place and such, i say keep your mind and body active and busy with all sorts of stuff you enjoy (and even some stuff you had put aside in the past cause you didnt have time for it) and retirement will be great!
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