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Old 06-15-2014, 09:21 PM   #41
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So far, so good. The first week I had to travel to another state for an extended board meeting. When I got back on Thursday night I packed for a family vacation the following day. We spent last week on the coast, relaxing on the beach.

Tomorrow is the first Monday that I've been home and don't have to go to work. It doesn't feel like a Sunday evening at all.

I think the biggest thing I need to work on is suppressing the urge to check the markets a couple of times a day and my portfolio balances every evening. Haven't been able to shake that habit so far. Luckily, they've been going up for the most part and I haven't had to deal with any disheartening plunges in value.
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:48 AM   #42
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But Monday mornings are still rough for retired people that have Monday morning garbage pickup. You still have to get up to get the garbage cans to the street.
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My advice would be to take them out Sunday night.
Too funny. Yes, early garbage pick-ups are a definite infringement on the ER bennie to sleep in on Monday mornings. But I also fooled them and started taking the bins out the night before (our garbage bins have tops to protect from whatever critters want to get into them).
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My advice would be to take them out Sunday night.
That's what I do. Had my fill of waking to alarm clocks.
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I think the biggest thing I need to work on is suppressing the urge to check the markets a couple of times a day and my portfolio balances every evening. Haven't been able to shake that habit so far. Luckily, they've been going up for the most part and I haven't had to deal with any disheartening plunges in value.
No problem with checking them- I do that frequently! I just want to be careful not to start trading frequently or aggressively. I've done well with slow and steady, buy and hold, and occasionally weeding out underperformers. This probably is not the time to start day trading.
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Got to love retirement when your biggest concern is having to remember to take out the garbage cans!
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Got to love retirement when your biggest concern is having to remember to take out the garbage cans!
It is far more complicated. First you have to remember what day it is, then you have to remember which day is garbage day, then you have to remember to take out the garbage.
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It is far more complicated. First you have to remember what day it is, then you have to remember which day is garbage day, then you have to remember to take out the garbage.
This really hits home to me. Seems about every other week I forget one of the above! My garbage gets out correctly about 2 out of 3.
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It is far more complicated. First you have to remember what day it is, then you have to remember which day is garbage day, then you have to remember to take out the garbage.
Not to mention remember taking the can back in!

In Belgium it's even worse, since they have four separate garbage schedules: one for plastic/metal, one for paper, one for green things and everything else.

It used to be five (batteries and chemical waste). And they all have different packaging requirements too.

Imagine the stress from living on such a strict schedule
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It is far more complicated. First you have to remember what day it is, then you have to remember which day is garbage day, then you have to remember to take out the garbage.
So true. You forgot remembering to do it before dark for safety reasons (the night before), and remembering to don shoes and appropriate clothing before going out there so as not to shock the neighbors.

Naturally many/most of us retirees do not take trash out on trash day itself, because we are sound asleep until well after collection time.
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... then you have to remember which day is garbage day...
One of the dumb things that happens: perhaps twenty years ago, in the middle of some intimate activities, DW blurts out- "Tomorrow is Garbage Day!"

We still laugh about that...
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Naturally many/most of us retirees do not take trash out on trash day itself, because we are sound asleep until well after collection time.
Yes, and I wish that damn truck wasn't so noisy. Sometimes (not often, but sometimes) it wakes me up. They should be more considerate.
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Yes, and I wish that damn truck wasn't so noisy. Sometimes (not often, but sometimes) it wakes me up. They should be more considerate.
Absolutely. A 2PM collection time would be much more relaxing.
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Absolutely. A 2PM collection time would be much more relaxing.
2 PM would be ideal. I don't like the idea of putting out my garbage the night before. So I take out the garbage can and recycle bin out at 7 am. Garbage pickup is early - around 8 am, but the recycle guy comes around 4 pm. I don't want to go pick up the emptied garbage can at 8 am knowing that I'd have to go back for the recycle bin later. So I wait... and generally forget by mid afternoon that it was garbage day at all.
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It is far more complicated. First you have to remember what day it is, then you have to remember which day is garbage day, then you have to remember to take out the garbage.
I have trained myself to look out the front door every morning, to check if neighbors have put out garbage (Monday here).
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I'm lucky as my garbage pick up is Tuesday and Friday.........those are the days I go to the mall for the early walking group...and 74c coffee. :-)
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We live in an apartment building. So, every day can be 'trash day'...or not. But, more importantly, it's never 'mow the lawn day!'
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We live in an apartment building. So, every day can be 'trash day'...or not. But, more importantly, it's never 'mow the lawn day!'
Same here with the trash. But I have had problems with the outside contractor hired by my co-op's managing agent to do the landscaping and grounds maintenance. Sometimes, they are here with their weed whackers and leaf blowers at 7:30 in the morning, violating local noise laws. Even after I complain, they are here at 9:30 AM and the gas fumes and noise end up in my apartment anyway, forcing me to shut my windows for a while in nice weather and making tough to hear my TV until they move to another area (sometimes they come BACK!).
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I have had problems with the outside contractor hired by my co-op's managing agent to do the landscaping and grounds maintenance. Sometimes, they are here with their weed whackers and leaf blowers at 7:30 in the morning, violating local noise laws. Even after I complain, they are here at 9:30 AM and the gas fumes and noise end up in my apartment anyway, forcing me to shut my windows for a while in nice weather and making tough to hear my TV until they move to another area (sometimes they come BACK!).
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