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Old 12-15-2015, 07:18 AM   #1
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Hello from Upstate NY-Finger Lakes

Howdie,
I don't know if I qualify as "early" but I am just about retired. I sold my business in September and as promised, I'm working 2 half-days/ week, until March 1, 2016, then I'm done. DW will continue to work as long as she can stand it. I'm 62, she's 58. I've been looking forward to this for a long time.

Among the things I'm looking forward to is getting the heck out of the NY State winters.

edit: I am NOT confused about dryer sheets. I don't use them because I don't like the way they smell. So I have THAT going for me....
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Welcome. I like your screen name. We're tired of winters too.. but so far, so good. It looks like we may have our first brown Christmas since 2006.
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I've been looking forward to this for a long time.
That seems to be the key. Welcome aboard.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:14 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. I spent many years visiting relatives on Seneca Lake, for some reason we never went there in the winter.
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:27 PM   #6
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Welcome. I hope you post more about how you're enjoying this transition to full time retirement!
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Old 12-15-2015, 12:28 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum. I spent many years visiting relatives on Seneca Lake, for some reason we never went there in the winter.
cuz your not stupid?? just kidding...some people like it. We have a small place on Keuka and DW professes to wish to spend winters there. I could do a month of winter there but I'll need to get away from here for at least a month, preferably two...once she retires..

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You're in Keuka? My mom's cousin lives outside of Penn Yan and I visited her and her family several times when I lived back east. It's a beautiful area!
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We have a place on Keuka. We live in Elmira.
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5 more weeks!!!!
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:01 PM   #12
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What type of business did you have that you sold


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I have been practicing dentistry for 38 years. the practice was started by my grandad 91 years ago. I'm the last in the family to do this, so there are mixed emotions about it coming to an end.
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Old 01-23-2016, 06:54 AM   #14
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My dad is a retired dentist. He came up with a marvelous hobby for retirement. All those years using those tiny instruments made him a wonderful carver. He carves and paints the most beautiful ducks you ever saw. The guys in his carving class laugh- he's the only one who uses rotary tools instead of knives. He doesn't sell them though- he says at his previous hourly wage, he'd have to ask about $25k each! Congratulations- he's loving retirement and I hope you will too!
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Hello from Upstate NY-Finger Lakes

Congrats, HadEnuff! And welcome to the club.


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I have been practicing dentistry for 38 years. the practice was started by my grandad 91 years ago. I'm the last in the family to do this, so there are mixed emotions about it coming to an end.
So leaving the business is like...(nope, too easy).
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So leaving the business is like...(nope, too easy).
well, it's WAYYY easier than pulling teeth if that is where you were going.

My emotions are "mixed"...90% Happy, and 10% Ecstatic....the trace amount of nostalgia are so small the FDA does not require their inclusion in the list of contents.
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All done!!! officially done today at noon! REE-TIRED!
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I grew up not far from there in Fairport. Welcome.
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