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Old 06-08-2016, 02:44 PM   #21
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First, congratulations! Second, a word of caution since after only 3 months I would consider you still in the "honeymoon phase" of RE. Depending on your personality you may find a need for more intellectual stimulation down the road. Also, at some point your son may no longer want to hang out with dad. I've met people that have had a hard time adjusting to retirement and eventually went back to work and others that were able to adjust easily.
I guess there's no way to know for sure.

I'm SURE my kids won't want to hang with dad when they are in their teens and that's part of the reason to spend time now.

I've already started a couple of side projects I do a few hours a day a couple days a week... wish I had more time for those hit family is #1 right now.

We'll see!

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Old 06-08-2016, 03:32 PM   #22
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we kinda did a 4-year experiment with not really working. *definitely* ran into the 'what day is this?' phenomenon, as well as a bit of frustration with others for not being willing to take off of work to do things. We would come back to the states and kind of expected more people to meet up for a visit. Unfortunately once you 'escape' the rat race people tend to forget about you. You're outside their construct of reality.

Unfortunately I don't do 'lazy' very well. I have several non-fiction writing projects on the back burner as well as a lot of genealogy and other similar projects. And travel. My wife is going to be dragging me away from the computer till I'm 90...

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Old 06-08-2016, 03:44 PM   #23
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We would come back to the states and kind of expected more people to meet up for a visit. Unfortunately once you 'escape' the rat race people tend to forget about you. You're outside their construct of reality.
I have noticed this too. Definitely in a different place than almost ALL of my peers. Just not too much in common anymore.
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Old 06-08-2016, 03:50 PM   #24
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I had a somewhat similar experience. After an extended vacation (four or five weeks in the mountains), I went back to work for a week then switched to night shift. I found I just couldn't handle doing the night shift routine any more and put my retirement papers in the next morning.

BTW, that forgetting what day it is can bite you. I forgot it was DD's birthday last week.

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