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Old 05-26-2006, 09:57 AM   #21
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I have to agree with you, cj, about doing things during the week when everyone else is working. Hubby and I took a leisurely drive up to Door County (Wisconsin) yesterday. It was heavenly. No traffic to contend with, no waiting in line while shopping or at restaurants, etc. What a glorious day!
Since the traffic rush will be over Friday night we're heading to sis's house Saturday morning to put the boats in and take a ride on the lake.
Sunday and Monday will be spent around the house while everyone else is rushing to get here and there.
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Re: A Reminder Of How Great FIRE Is
Old 05-26-2006, 04:35 PM   #22
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Yep, it's been 2 yrs, 5 months now.* I hate any MANDATORY appointments, no matter what time they are.* I still get up between 6-7 a.m.; can't seem to overcome that, but it's an hour later than 43 years of working allowed.* So now, coffee and IMUS; breakfast, then gym about 9:30 or so. Lunch at noon precedes a nap.* Weekends are rigorous, since IMUS isn't on!*

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Old 05-26-2006, 04:49 PM   #23
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:52 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by cj
But - after 4 weeks, I still have no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever from work!!!* I just feel like I'm on a long, luxurious, extended vacation that will never end!* I have so many things to keep me busy and occupied, that I don't have time to miss "working".* I pretty much thought all along that it would be this way.* I love being able to do things on weekdays when the stores and other businesses are not crowded.* I'm starting to shake the feeling that I have to hurry up and get things done over the weekend like before.

I went to visit my parents for a week; they live 10 hours away.* It wa so nice to be able to relax and enjoy the drive without having to hurry back to get ready to return to work.

It's all good!* People constantly tell me how relaxed and refreshed I look.* *

CJ, I didn't mean to be critical of you missing your co-workers. My comment was more directed at being so busy since the last day of work that I have not given any thought to the office (or the people either). Course it is a bit different in my case because I've also made an International move back to Canada as part of retirement. So that makes a difference too.

Having said that, all the things you have said I have experienced as well so far. I'be been loving the freedom of doing things during the week when it is much less busy out. I am looking forward to that on a very long term basis.....
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Well it has been about six months since I retired and it has been ...... wonderful... never felt better... I am more relaxed and happier than I have been since ...... I can't remember.

I drove into the little town near me the other day and the county fair was going on and there was traffic six or eight cars at the stop light at the court house..... sheesh where did they come from?? I got over it quick as I didn't have to rush anywhere...

I went to visit the grandkids a while ago and I noticed a lot of my fellow air travelers where very grim faced :P

I was just tired from the long trip and the hassels everyone goes through at the airports, but I was way more relaxed than ever before. When I worked I worried about the job even though I wasn't there .... stupid stupid stupid they didn't worry about me and don't care about me now or then....thunk thunk on the side of the head why did I waste my self worrying so much

Oh, well, that's then this is now and now is great I love retirement it was worth all the saving and working overtime ,weekends and holidays and putting up with the type "A"s to get here


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