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0-2 years into ER, happier than expected 30 18.29%
3-5 years into ER, happier than expected 20 12.20%
6+ years into ER, happier than expected 32 19.51%
0-2 years into ER, neither happier nor less happy than expected 42 25.61%
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6+ years into ER, neither happier nor less happy than expected 12 7.32%
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:42 AM   #61
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Oh ya, Lsb... First of all don't immediately get out of bed when you wake up...slowly transition by catching some morning news while half awake in bed ... Then get Krueg machine warmed up around 8, and head out to the driveway to pick up the morning newspaper... Drink 2 cups of Java while reading paper, then eat breakfast and then scan the internet and obligatory emails and forums with post coffee soda. Next thing it's you know it's 11. Shower cleanup and hit morning walk and workout at local SNAP fitness and then it's 1 when you get home... Eat late lunch, check up on cnbc and internet and it's 2:30. Go walk and play 9 holes of golf come home and it's time to fix supper. A few hours with GF who just got off work and then come home and I just barely have time to watch one of my season long hockey bets before it's time to watch Oreilly Factor while I am drifting off to sleep for the night. That's M-F as I do more stuff on the weekend...last month I put a floating perrigo floor in my small 4X6 downstairs bathroom... Probably an 8 hour job...But I'm such a piddler it took 3 weeks to get it all done as I had to work it around my routine!


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Funny you mention that, I know you are having fun with the post but after 2 years I still can't sleep in!!!!!!!
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Funny you mention that, I know you are having fun with the post but after 2 years I still can't sleep in!!!!!!!
If I don't set an alarm, I start living 25-26 hour days, staying up later each night and awakening later each day. That just doesn't mesh well with the rest of the world!

So I have an alarm that just plays soft, soothing birdsongs. For me that is enough to do the job, and it is a nice gentle way for me to transition from sleeping to being awake.
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Old 11-10-2014, 02:18 PM   #64
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Oh ya, Lsb... First of all don't immediately get out of bed when you wake up...slowly transition by catching some morning news while half awake in bed ... Then get Krueg machine warmed up around 8, and head out to the driveway to pick up the morning newspaper... Drink 2 cups of Java while reading paper, then eat breakfast and then scan the internet and obligatory emails and forums with post coffee soda. Next thing it's you know it's 11. Shower cleanup and hit morning walk and workout at local SNAP fitness and then it's 1 when you get home... Eat late lunch, check up on cnbc and internet and it's 2:30. Go walk and play 9 holes of golf come home and it's time to fix supper. A few hours with GF who just got off work and then come home and I just barely have time to watch one of my season long hockey bets before it's time to watch Oreilly Factor while I am drifting off to sleep for the night. That's M-F as I do more stuff on the weekend...last month I put a floating perrigo floor in my small 4X6 downstairs bathroom... Probably an 8 hour job...But I'm such a piddler it took 3 weeks to get it all done as I had to work it around my routine!
Slightly different activities (no golf for me for example) but we are definitely on the same page on the art of piddling around. I can take all day to change the oil on a lawn mower.
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If I don't set an alarm, I start living 25-26 hour days, staying up later each night and awakening later each day. That just doesn't mesh well with the rest of the world!

So I have an alarm that just plays soft, soothing birdsongs. For me that is enough to do the job, and it is a nice gentle way for me to transition from sleeping to being awake.
I guess because even in all my working years I never used an alarm, I was up between 4 and 5 whether I needed to be or not and I don't think it is going to end anytime soon!
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I wish I could sleep longer but I am stirring way before that. I have been in bed since 10pm...if I piddled longer than that in bed my back would be so stiff I wouldn't be able to bend over to pick up the newspaper. That would ruin the day!


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Slightly different activities (no golf for me for example) but we are definitely on the same page on the art of piddling around. I can take all day to change the oil on a lawn mower.

I think retirees should band together, vote and abolish day light savings time. I would much rather have that hour on the back end of the day than the front end....it takes too long to get going in the morning.


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