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Old 12-08-2018, 01:11 PM   #1
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I started permanent vacation in May and officially retired the second week of October. It still feels like I am dreaming. I catch myself thinking of when the vacation is over and I have to return to work.
The wife is on Medicare and I have affordable Cobra coverage for 18 months.
My 401K has been rolled into an IRA. IMG_0492.jpgIMG_0421.jpgIMG_0402.jpgIMG_0425.jpgIMG_0404.jpg
A couple of my hobbies are hunting and cutting firewood. I was fortunate to purchase a 40 acre woodlot behind our home with enough wood available to keep me as busy as I want to be.
In just a two minute quad ride I can be up on the ridge enjoying the view. So far no regrets.
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:18 PM   #2
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Beautiful. Congratulations!
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:26 PM   #3
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Beautiful! I also would be lost with out my ranch. It was easy for me to retire when you have a place you want to spend time at. IMO
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:53 PM   #4
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Beautiful! and congratulations on your retirement!
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:38 PM   #6
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Beautiful view! Congratulations. I think that retirement is wonderful.
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:50 AM   #7
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Beautiful piece of the earth you have there!! Congrats.
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:52 AM   #8
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Absolutely beautiful. You’re clearly on cloud 9 The biggest congrats to you!
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:38 PM   #11
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I started permanent vacation in May and officially retired the second week of October. It still feels like I am dreaming. I catch myself thinking of when the vacation is over and I have to return to work.
The wife is on Medicare and I have affordable Cobra coverage for 18 months.
My 401K has been rolled into an IRA. Attachment 30104Attachment 30105Attachment 30106Attachment 30107Attachment 30108
A couple of my hobbies are hunting and cutting firewood. I was fortunate to purchase a 40 acre woodlot behind our home with enough wood available to keep me as busy as I want to be.
In just a two minute quad ride I can be up on the ridge enjoying the view. So far no regrets.


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Old 12-10-2018, 12:22 PM   #12
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Yes. A wet day indeed.
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Did you get the property after the mountain view had changed?
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:06 PM   #14
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Congratulations - that’s a beautiful place!

Now, that age old woodcutting question: Husqvarna or Stihl....lol.

I know, that’s kind of like Ford, Chevy or Dodge truck comparisons!
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Shindaiwa saws. I’ve never had a Stihl or Husqvarna.IMG_0537.jpgIMG_0542.jpgIMG_0496.jpg
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Shindaiwa gets it done too! Love that smell of fresh cut wood and burning premix in the morning....
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I started permanent vacation in May and officially retired the second week of October. It still feels like I am dreaming. I catch myself thinking of when the vacation is over and I have to return to work.
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Aw, thank you for posting this! Every time a forum member posts about his or her recent retirement, I remember how happy I felt soon after my 2009 retirement, and smile. BTW, it just gets better and better, or at least it did for me.

Love your photos! What a scenic retirement location.
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:49 AM   #19
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Your ER sounds just like mine. I keep about 6 cords of split wood (birch) on hand and a freezer full of venison. The simple life in the big woods is great.


I just got a quad and really enjoy it. I'm a Stihl guy, we've got a great dealer in the nearby town and that's the brand they handle. Got a brush cutter a couple years ago and love it. If you have trails on your property I'd recommend one.


Good for you Alderman !
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