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Old 01-10-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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It's been over two years since i retired early, and I'm really enjoying it. But that's just me. Are there any forum members out there who regrets retiring, whether early or otherwise?
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"I'd rather sell a kidney than go back to work."
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:07 PM   #3
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not so much a regret but i would have liked to have kept working if my job hadn't turned so crappy. while circumstances might be regretful, i don't regret my decision as i'd make the same decision under similar circumstances.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:14 PM   #4
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It's been over two years since i retired early, and I'm really enjoying it. But that's just me. Are there any forum members out there who regrets retiring, whether early or otherwise?
You may want to consider reading the following thread:

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Old 01-10-2008, 10:29 PM   #5
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Not a regret yet (and not anticipating any) ... 6 months and counting.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:20 AM   #6
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Not a regret yet (and not anticipating any) ... 6 months and counting.
Just past the 9 month mark, and never even a slight tinge of regret!
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:39 AM   #7
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5 days so far and a lot of emotion but very happy to be free. My Ah Ha moment was about a year ago when I was replacing a toilet flange seal in one of our rentals and realized that I would rather do that than face my job again. My job at one time was excellent and fun but the last few years got really rough and if I focus on how it was instead of how it use to be I know I would not want to ever go back there.

I agree with Kahn, I would sell a kidney first!
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:36 AM   #8
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After 20 years of playing tournament golf with a lot of traveling involved, this was definantly my last year.

I'VE threatened to quit before, but the idea that there may be a full body transplant available shortly, kept me going. Not possible at this point, so my wife will be getting a full dose of me in the future.

I'M O.k. with the idea, but my wife may be needing a kidney, and possibly a liver in the future. I'LL keep in touch.

Oh, by the way, please stay off the 'sauce'
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Oh, by the way, please stay off the 'sauce'
Why? Do you want us to leave more for you? ...OK, I get it - for your poor DW!
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I'M O.k. with the idea, but my wife may be needing a kidney, and possibly a liver in the future. I'LL keep in touch.

Oh, by the way, please stay off the 'sauce'
Jarhead,
I am guessing your wife is having some significant health issues. I am sorry to hear that if it is true. Hang in there and I hope things get better.
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Several times I have seen opportunities and though "Hey that might be fun", but then I think, I would have to do this everyday! I hate commitments on my time.

I can't ever see regretting this decision! On the other hand, my DIL's father retired and was misinformed as to when his retirement checks kicked in. He is back working, however, a different job. One he really likes better.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:07 AM   #12
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Why? Do you want us to leave more for you? ...OK, I get it - for your poor DW!
That was quick!

Kinda feels like i'm being stalked.

We've been under seige in the last week, and I was feeling pretty good about having electricity again, so decided to waste somebodys time by posting.

We're all electric, and have been camping for 6 days. (lights went out last Thursday, and just got back in the ball-game last night.)

80 mile an hour winds, after being rain=soaked. Not a good combination.

Lost 4 trees, (one of them went through my large view window, taking part of the wall with it. (Fun time).

Put up some plywood for a stop-gap, and if it ever stops raining, will re-access damage. (Fun with Dick and Jane)

Being a homeowner is a much fun as you can have with your clothes on.
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Kinda feels like i'm being stalked.
Don't flatter yourself.

A couple of us were wondering how you'd weathered the storm since we heard it was kinda rough in your neck of the woods. Thanks for checking in and really sorry to hear you sustained a bunch of damage. But I'm glad to see it didn't do anything to your sense of humor...
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Jarhead,
I am guessing your wife is having some significant health issues. I am sorry to hear that if it is true. Hang in there and I hope things get better.
Steve, my wife at this point is healthy.

I have a bit of a sick sense of humor, and when I made the remark about my wife may be needing a kidney, and liver transplant in the future, I was referring to her having a full dose of me in the future. (She's never been a drinker at this point.)

Thanks anyway.
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What a storm! Sorry to hear you sustained damage.

Time for a new hobby?
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Jarhead, get an RV. Good backup plan for weather calamities. Ours is always packed with several days of good living during hurricane season. We can stay clean, lighted, fed, hydrated and, with the right wine, pretty content for at least a week or so.

We moved to Fla in 2004, the year of 5 hurricanes. No damage in our area, and no hurricanes since then. But when they come back, if I am not still tied to the day job, we'll pack it up and take a nice leisurely camping trip someplace high and dry.

Sorry to hear of your weather-related hassles and losses. No place is safe from those things. Let us know how your insurance claims go .
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Hey Jarhead! Glad to hear you made it through our mini-hurricane. Nothing to impress someone who saw Katrina, but it was a pretty good blower.

I had water hitting my windows and collecting in the window slides faster than it could run out of the weep holes. Spent a couple of hours shop-vac'ing water out of a bunch of them until it stopped.

Had two older pieces of fencing almost go over...about two toothpicks worth of wood held them upright. Almost everyone had major fence and tree damage, anything that looked like a freestanding carport is now spare wood. Even home depot and lowes both had a couple of roof leaks and their demo metal carports were flattened.
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Don't flatter yourself.

A couple of us were wondering how you'd weathered the storm since we heard it was kinda rough in your neck of the woods. Thanks for checking in and really sorry to hear you sustained a bunch of damage. But I'm glad to see it didn't do anything to your sense of humor...
ReWahoo: Re: sense of humor. Remember Alfred E Neuman. (Keep grinning, the boss loves idiots).

Martha and Rich: Good suggestions.

Fuzzy: No Katrina for sure, but it did get my attention. By far the worst I've seen in the almost 21 years here.

Enough already.
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ReWahoo: Re: sense of humor. Remember Alfred E Neuman. (Keep grinning, the boss loves idiots).

Martha and Rich: Good suggestions.

Fuzzy: No Katrina for sure, but it did get my attention. By far the worst I've seen in the almost 21 years here.

Enough already.
Good to see you posting again. Still plan to hustle your friends on the course?
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It's been over two years since i retired early, and I'm really enjoying it. But that's just me. Are there any forum members out there who regrets retiring, whether early or otherwise?
There were two main reasons I retired - frustration with the bureaucracy that made it so hard to get things done at work, and frustration with having to plan our lives around traffic, both negatives, I know. Two months after my retirement date we moved to a much less congested area that we enjoy being in. We (DW & I) have of course discussed whether retiring was the right thing to do. She's adjusting better than I have. Family says both of us are much more relaxed than when we were working.

I feel like I'm being a traitor to the forum - I'm going back to work. There's only so many radio control airplanes I can build & fly, so many movies to see, so many fish to catch, etc. Frankly, I'm bored. I want something to DO! And there are some toys that I'd like, either an RV or a full-size airplane, both just out of reach right now.

So, keeping my DPMO* hat firmly in place, I started a job yesterday. It seems like it'll be a good fit, they have a laid-back atmosphere so far. I figure one to three years will pay for the toy(s) then cut back to part time to support them.

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