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Old 11-15-2005, 10:47 AM   #21
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Snowing up there yet?
Supposed to get 5 to 8 inches by Wednesday. Time to get out the skiis!

So far none by the lake, but cars coming down from over the hill have snow on them.
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Re: Retired and need something to do!
Old 11-18-2005, 03:49 AM   #22
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Supposed to get 5 to 8 inches by Wednesday. Time to get out the skiis!

So far none by the lake, but cars coming down from over the hill have snow on them.
Keep it over there! No snow in the forecast here in UNY yet.

I pretty much always need something to do myself. So I find myself always doing something. There is always something to do. Go back to school, go back to church, volenteer for something, be a mentor, find a hobby.

Remember when the kids would whine, "but I'm so bored". God didn't you just want to smack 'em?

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Old 11-18-2005, 09:01 AM   #23
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Remember when the kids would whine, "but I'm so bored". God didn't you just want to smack 'em?
Put 'em to work!

I love watching my kid's thought process when she enters the room and is carelessly about to utter those fateful words. Then she remembers what happened the last time she said that. Suddenly she stops, gets an inspiration, and runs away before we can offer any helpful suggestions.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:00 AM   #24
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For those mentally or emotionally unprepared for retirement, I would suggest reading "Don't Retire, Re-wire" It is essentially a work book for those challenged with the concept of loss of self due to no longer being a Big fish in a little pond. The books is written by a couple of recruiters and give a lot of insight into the reasons why some folks don't do well in retirement emotionally and socially. It is not a fiancial book, rather an intellectual one on finding a way to transfer the same drivers that get your blood moving in the workplace to drivers that will keep you happy in retirement.

I don't get the feeling that most of the people on this board woud need it but those struggling with fear of losing social and self actualization rewards by loss of their job should read this.

It kind of answers the question "So what do you need to do to feel good about your life no longer revolving around your work?"
SteveR, that is the best review of the book I have seen. I thought it was a well written book with some interesting excercises yet somehow I couldn't figure out why I just didn't like it. I think it is as you said, most people on this board don't need it as posters here are less defined by their work that the primary reader addressed by that book.
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