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Old 11-11-2009, 12:12 PM   #161
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I always felt like that, too. It made weekends seem much shorter when Sunday was so depressing. It also took most of Sunday to do laundry, go grocery shopping and so on, in preparation for the work week.
Congratulations! Good for you!

I'm right behind you - 51 days more to go.

I've thought this too - the oh rats, it's Sunday and I have to work tomorrow feeling tells me I've had enough. I'm late to this party too because I've had the longest 2 days at work before the holiday today. All this work so shortly before I retire....

Congrats again and I too look forward to your posts on the transisiton.
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He congratulated me and then told me that he must be from another planet because he found that in retirement, he lives a 25 hour day instead of 24 hours unless he sets his alarm..
I have the same issue but no alarm necessary, I have a dog. Who still has not adjusted to standard time. She even lies down by the bedroom door at 10:00 pm sulking until I go to bed.
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She even lies down by the bedroom door at 10:00 pm sulking until I go to bed.
DW does that sometimes...
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DW does that sometimes...
Sounds more like you than DW..........
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:25 PM   #165
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I had an appointment with a urologist this afternoon

The creepy thing is that I really enjoyed the break from work. It's a sad day when 2 fingers up the jacksie feels a lot better than 2 hours at w*rk

I am sooooooo envious of you ER'ed folks....
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Alan, you are SO ready to retire! I know you will love it. So far it has been better than I ever imagined.
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I had an appointment with a urologist this afternoon

The creepy thing is that I really enjoyed the break from work. It's a sad day when 2 fingers up the jacksie feels a lot better than 2 hours at w*rk
Two fingers? What, you wanted a second opinion?
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Two fingers? What, you wanted a second opinion?
It felt like his whole hand. I wonder if there many female Urologists out there (small fingers?)
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It felt like his whole hand. I wonder if there many female Urologists out there (small fingers?)
(and long, sharp fingernails)
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Congrats W2R, you're really going to like the Life. You've done your prep, now getting your head around it will indeed take some time. Just let it happen. The clock thing will take care of itself over time (no pun intended). You will find your balance, and it will vary based on your needs and desires. When we REALLY have to go somewhere as in daytime travel we make the effort and get our selves up and the crack-o-dawn. Normally we slowly shift in Vampires. At this time of years we experience very little "daylight" as not counting WolfHound feedings and trips outside that can break sleep patterns whenever the heck they say, cause they are bigger than we are, our "waking" day starts about noon to 2pm with much slowness of getting out of bed as we are your basic slugs. Since it gets dark well before six, you get the idea hence the Vampiric concept. We are mostly awake at night.

Obviously this isn't going to work for you W2R, but I doubt you are going to spend the next few years getting up before sunrise either. As others have pointed out. All the best hours to actually do stuff are while those other folk are at their jobs and the streets are traffic free and the stores and gyms are nearly empty. Work it out girl.

Again, congrats from a 3 and 1/2 year Vet of FIREness. Life is good, yours just got way better.
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Gross, you guys--c'mon, that is the last thing that W2R needs to hear about on her congrats thread!
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I'm late to the party, but C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! This is going to leave you more time to come here and play.

Now--move out of that swamp!
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Very cool! The first few months are going to be a blast! The rest of the time will be great as well, but especially the first few months.
one service one could offer is "A Day at the Office".

you set up some cubicals in some rented space somewhere and some actors along the lines of "the office", and for $100, retirees come in and play office for a few hours, just to recharge their appetites for retirement.

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Another thing you can do is listen to traffic reports during rush hour.
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Another thing you can do is listen to traffic reports during rush hour.
I have been doing that!

Today, I was trying to explain to Frank why being retired is so much better than I thought. Just as a vacation is better than a weekend off, retirement is SO much better than a vacation!! I didn't expect that.
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