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Old 12-11-2009, 11:10 PM   #21
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It is threads like this that torment those of us still working -- but also keep us focused on the beautiful goal of ER!
After one month and two days, I can definitively say that retirement is awesome and more wonderful than I ever dreamed of. It is a worthy goal! And now I have another month ahead of me that will be just as wonderful as the last, and then another month and another and on and on. I don't think the joy will ever wear off. (And by the way, if this is all a dream, don't wake me up! )
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:14 PM   #22
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I've seriously considered getting a "day clock"....but since I don't really care what day it is, it would just be a waste of good money.
We were having problems remembering what day it was. And that's important in a resort town. You don't want to be out on the roads on the weekends in the summer. Anyway, we got this "antique" metal calendar, with the little circular magnets that you move every day so you know the month, date, and day of the week. I just checked it, and it's Tuesday, July 28th. Works like a champ!
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:25 PM   #23
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For about the first week or two of my retirement I knew what day of the week it was. After that, and since then, I've normally had absolutely NO freakin' idea what day of the week it is....and I don't care!!!

I've seriously considered getting a "day clock"....but since I don't really care what day it is, it would just be a waste of good money.

If I'm not traveling, I can normally figure out Wednesdays, 'cause that's when the neighbors have their garbage out at the curb for pick-up, thus reminding me to put ours out as well. And if I need to go grocery shopping, I'll ask someone at the coffee shop what day it is, so I don't accidentally go on a Saturday...Saturday grocery shoppers seem to be a rabid mob of evil humans that I try my best to avoid!
What he said!

Monday is trash/recycle day because neighbors set out stuff. Occasionally I go to grocery store on weekend or holiday because I forgot.
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After 2 1/2 years in FIRE, I still have to check the paper to see what day it is (except for Sunday ... a real big paper).

... but I do see a difference, ... Weekends are when traffic, stores, museums, libraries, parks, beaches (in the summer) ... etc. get crowded. I hate standing in lines. I like it when the w*rking stiffs are, ... well w*rking.
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Yes, but the other day I would have sworn Thursday was Saturday.
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More traffic on weekends, I try to avoid shopping for groceries on weekends.
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I like Saturday morning. My routine is unchanged from working years. I clean house and do laundry while listening to my public radio shows.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:17 PM   #28
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dh2b still works, so my weekend clock gets triggered by his presence underfoot.
Just kidding...I love having him around.
I do not impose any tight schedules or large scale honey-dos on him on weekends so HE can get a small taste of FIRE, even if it is only for 48 hours. His week is SO tightly schedule driven...
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