Originally Posted by snapdog2
Tell me what its like having every day off.
It was an interesting change... I think "busy" gets a new definition. When I still had to work go to the office every day I managed to squeeze in Dr. appts, getting oil changed in cars, other "stuff" AND w*rk too. NOW, when anything comes up... "Oh, wait. I have a Dr.s Appointment that day". AS IF you can only do ONE thing a day. Sheesh.
Seriously, I used to get up at 4:45 to get to work to the office before 6 AM. I w*rked in Finance, and on the Left Coast the market opens @ 6. NOW I get up when I get up. Ditto on the other end - I formerly **TRIED** to get in the rack by 9 PM. NOW - when I feel like it. I can go to Lowes / Home Depot IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK and the joint is EMPTY!!!
I joined a group in that has branches around parts of California called SIR - Sons In Retirement. No political, religious or charitable agends. Just a lunch group, and social activities. Only requirement is that you be a man retired from gainful employment.
Retirement is what you MAKE it to be. YOUR choice - hobby, volunteer, whatever. YOUR CHOICE.