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Old 09-03-2008, 09:05 AM   #181
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Bottom line - I'm a bit bored...the former excitement and glory of what I do is largely gone. I see that some of you who are FIREd are a bit bored...it happens I guess, but I have a lot of things I want to do once I am FIREd...hope I don't get bored.

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Bored? Us? Well maybe a little the last few days. Frigging hurricanes keeping me indoors and off the links. Oh well, going to start a new book today. Not raining at the moment so going to take the dog for a walk. Also time to give her a bath. A little on the smelly side. Or is that me?

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Old 09-03-2008, 09:27 AM   #182
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Summer is quickly fleeing the area. I have the top off the Jeep and will be taking a drive in about an hour. In another week or two I will have to put the top back on. We will have a few weeks of Indian summer in October, but for the most part summer is giving way to fall. We have already had nights in the mid 40's.
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Bottom line - I'm a bit bored...the former excitement and glory of what I do is largely gone. I see that some of you who are FIREd are a bit bored...it happens I guess, but I have a lot of things I want to do once I am FIREd...hope I don't get bored.

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Well it's easy to get bored when you're pretty much doing the same thing day after day, and I this applies to retirement just as much as working life. You can definitely get stuck in a rut no matter what your lifestyle.

Also - all major anticipated life changes go through a honeymoon phase followed by a "OK this is reality" phase and then an adjustment to balance the two. From what I have read some newly retireds go through this as well in the first year, especially if you expected it all to be sugar and spice and endless happiness.

Bored retiree? Nope! Definitely not me! And I am a person who requires constant variety in my life. [This requirement is one thing that makes it so challenging for me to maintain a regular exercise program - gotta constantly vary it or boredom will result in blowing it off] But I just don't get bored with my retired life in general. Perhaps because I have adopted a lifestyle that supplies constant variety and challenges without being so stressful that one can't relax a lot as well.

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Yea! I got to play golf again today. Got rained on pretty good the last 2 holes, but we got it in. Come home and see the DOW down more than 300 points. This is getting old.
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Today (so far) I've had coffee, walked the dog, worked on a score and read the Sarah Palin thread. Now I'm considering a stiff drink to go with the 2 advil I just took.
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Today (so far) I've had coffee, walked the dog, worked on a score and read the Sarah Palin thread. Now I'm considering a stiff drink to go with the 2 advil I just took.
If you read it front start to finish, you gonna need 2 stiff drinks to go with the advil.
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Yea! I got to play golf again today. Got rained on pretty good the last 2 holes, but we got it in. Come home and see the DOW down more than 300 points. This is getting old.
You have to expect the downward trend to continue - especially through September given this month's historical trend. I got out of every mutual fund I owned in May (selling portions into the rallies on up days) based on the 6mo/12mo simple moving average bearish trend on major US Indices:

S&P 500 INDEX ($INX) - Stock chart, Index chart - MSN Money

Now the tough part (for me in previous downturns anyway) is sticking to the signals and only re-entering on the long term trend reversal and not getting back in too early.
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I was planning on going to the BMW golf tourny today in St. Louis, but its raining. So I rested up for tommorow.
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It's started raining here about 5am, and it still is 13 1/2 hours later. W2R is sharing remnants of Gustav with us today...."Thanks!". So I spent most of the day out in my hobby room working on the train layout, and listening to the "oldies" radio station. The time really flew by both yesterday & today, I spent over 7 hours out there each day, and it didn't seem like I was more than a couple of hours each time. In fact yesterday I even missed lunch.....but not today!
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Up at 5:30 'cause I couldn't sleep later than that. Had anti-pasti salad for breakfast (from the gig last night). Still not healthy enough due to pieces of salami, mordadella, etc. but I skipped most of those.

62 degrees in the house, and I didn't want to start a fire, so I did some baking. Baked some Backpacker bars for bike rides. Then baked some crackers from a recipe in The Tightwad Gazette.

Did one hour of sight-reading practice from a hymnal.

"Worked" on the Internet, printed recipe for strawberry pineapple jam, downloaded month-end dividends, checked credit card, etc. Got the mail, sat and looked at the view.

Ate lunch -- more anti-pasti salad. Still only half done with it. Hammock was in the sun, so I lay in the hammock for a while, and slept a bit.

Rode to town on my bike -- broke all-time record by six minutes (avg speed 18 MPH) due to bodacious tailwind. Ate backpacker bar. Rode back home through headwind, had beer and peanuts. Noticed mold on ceiling. Critiqued DW's grocery shopping purchases, posted this.

Projected: shower, maybe some more sight-reading practice, eat dinner of salmon plus more gig salad. Watch recorded Leno, Conan, and news. Go to bed at 10.
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Boredom? This whole concept puzzles me. If you ever go through a traumatic experience (health, divorce, whatever) it sure gives you a different outlook on everyday life. For me, I'm so happy every hour of every day that nothing difficult occurs in my life.

Especially in this current economic climate with people losing their homes and jobs, going bankrupt, etc etc. The ordinary, ho-hum existence of retirement looks pretty good by comparison. I can't believe sometimes how lucky I am!
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Today we did something outside our norm and comfort zone: going downtown to hear a free Latin jazz concert. We would never have done this while we were working---would have been too tired and would have had to work on a Friday afternoon. Had so much fun! Even got to eat some pretty good Mediterranean food.

When we came home, I've been playing online. Discovered a good Cajun restaurant here. Have been mesmerized by reading all the political stuff. This election may be exceptionally interesting and important, but in years prior to retirement, would have been too exhausted to really care.

Now it's off to work on a pasta salad for tomorrow night (yet another Meetup group that we are trying----another new activity for our newly social selves).

And speaking of cooking---Al----you didn't think you would mention making strawberry pineapple jam and not have someone request the recipe, did you? That someone is me! I'd love the recipe, if it's not too much trouble.
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You got it:

Click Here for the strawberry pineapple jam recipe.

I just made two batches of this stuff -- finished 20 minutes ago. But I'll warn you that it only makes about 7 cups of jam, although it takes just about as much work (and as much pectin) as a recipe that yields 11 cups.

My favorite is Orange-Pineapple marmalade. Just follow the instructions in the Sure-Jell pack (or MCP) for orange marmelade, but replace 50% of the oranges with crushed pineapple (from a jar, undrained). It is a lot of work, but worth it.

I like to use the largest jars you can get (e.g. four cup). That way I have fewer separate jars, lids, etc. to deal with. When you're using jam from a big jar, and half is gone, move it to a smaller jar.

I find making jam extremely difficult. Boiling sticky stuff everywhere, and if you get anything wrong, it won't set. At least I didn't burn myself today.
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Thanks, Al---sounds good, but I was hoping it would be refrigerator type jam where you just keep it in your fridge for a couple of weeks in a plastic container. The actual canning/jarring is kind of scary---I've never actually done it. Maybe that should go on my bucket list!
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Thanks, Al---sounds good, but I was hoping it would be refrigerator type jam where you just keep it in your fridge for a couple of weeks in a plastic container. The actual canning/jarring is kind of scary---I've never actually done it. Maybe that should go on my bucket list!

Canning/jarring/pickling is not too bad; I've done it a few times for the heck of it. Have also done freezer pickles. Do follow directions carefully if you attempt.
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Might look into it. Right now, time for a nap. Got a few James Patterson books to read. Wonder what I should tackle first. Cross, Lifeguard, Beach Road, or Honeymoon? My sis-in-law loaned me a few. I was saving them for winter, but might as well get started while it's crappy outside.
His Cross books are the best, the rest are a bit rinky dink.
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At Pennisula State Park along Green Bay (Door county) in Wisconsin. Got up this am, checked my email, called some people, and did the board. Had a half an avocado for breakfast. Spouse and I took the dog for a walk. I read two old magazines on making wire jewelery. Then we went on a scooter ride to Whitefish Dunes state park, on the Lake Michigan side of the Pennisula. Lake Michigan is still surprisingly warm.

Came back to the MH and Greg made soup for lunch while I goofed around on the net. The soup was nummy. I then went on a hike up inland. The trail was really rocky and I wished I would have worn boots instead of shoes. Scared up a flicker, but otherwise spotted very little wildlife. Enjoyed the hemlock and beech trees that we don't have back home.

Came back, scootered around a bit. Ate left over soup. Visited with some people who have a motorhome just like ours. Walked the dog and now I am messing around on the net while the dh snores.
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At Pennisula State Park along Green Bay (Door county) in Wisconsin. Got up this am, checked my email, called some people, and did the board. Had a half an avocado for breakfast. Spouse and I took the dog for a walk. I read two old magazines on making wire jewelery. Then we went on a scooter ride to Whitefish Dunes state park, on the Lake Michigan side of the Pennisula. Lake Michigan is still surprisingly warm.

Came back to the MH and Greg made soup for lunch while I goofed around on the net. The soup was nummy. I then went on a hike up inland. The trail was really rocky and I wished I would have worn boots instead of shoes. Scared up a flicker, but otherwise spotted very little wildlife. Enjoyed the hemlock and beech trees that we don't have back home.

Came back, scootered around a bit. Ate left over soup. Visited with some people who have a motorhome just like ours. Walked the dog and now I am messing around on the net while the dh snores.
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