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Old 01-04-2021, 08:06 AM   #1
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Retirement: Day #1

Well I slept in this morning......yup. Got up at 6:11 am. That's a 41 minute bonus on the first freaking day! Who knows, I may even stay in bed 'till 7:00 am before the week is out!

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Old 01-04-2021, 08:14 AM   #2
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.... with a little effort, you’ll be able to push that to 8:30 or 9 in no time! Congrats!
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Congrats Marco!!!
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:03 AM   #4
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You get ONE DEMERIT for knowing what time it is. You need only worry about what DAY it is...you know, for the trash.

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Old 01-04-2021, 09:07 AM   #5
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Every retiree needs a Dayclock:
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:18 AM   #6
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Yep. Got one in my office. DW got it for my retirement.
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:24 AM   #7
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Yep. Got one in my office. DW got it for my retirement.
My office was retired too. It is now "The study".



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Good start, I assume you no longer use an alarm clock. That is the best part, sleep until you wake up without alarm.
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:31 AM   #9
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Welcome to the club! I hope you enjoy your first day of retirement and I wish you many more.
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:43 AM   #10
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Congrats. Here's to many more "sleep ins".
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:50 AM   #11
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Beautiful!
I'm still on the 5am schedule after 4.5 years. I can't wait to get up to start each day with my freedom and to all things I enjoy doing. Since I retired I haven't slept past 7am. Lol Too many things to do.

I wish you many more sleep in mornings!
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:57 AM   #12
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Congratulations. Marko! Welcome to retirement
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Who knows, I may even stay in bed 'till 7:00 am before the week is out!
Who says retirees are at risk for having no sense of purpose?

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Old 01-04-2021, 10:51 AM   #14
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Nice!
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:37 AM   #15
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Welcome to the retirement club! I know you'll love it. Would love to hear how you're doing from time to time. Enjoy!
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Well done. Now for the difficult to adjust to task: Whaddaya gonna do allday?
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:40 PM   #17
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Good job. After waking up at 4:30am in my career, I now get up around 6/6:30am. Good enough.
It's not just sleeping later, but the wonderful feeling of I own this day.
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:17 PM   #18
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I always know the time. But I never know what the date is most of the time, and sometimes have to think for a minute to figure out what day of the week it is. I cannot read those tiny numbers on my watch face.

Don't feel guilty about sleeping late. My best sleep is going back to bed around 7:00 to 9:00 am. And I'm often bound to take a nap 4:00-5:00 pm too.

Congratulations for sticking it out to retirement.
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Old 01-04-2021, 07:55 PM   #19
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Today was also my retirement day 1! I did the same as you Marco, about 40-45 minutes extra morning sleep time. No worrying about getting up on time , no rolling over to hit the alarm and dreading getting out of bed. My DW and I had a nice leisurely breakfast then went for a hike through the woods to the beach. A beautiful winter walk along the almost deserted beach.
Then we were to Home Depot to get a few things for a small project. So nice to shop when the store was almost empty. We started a conversation with a guy in the store and we just chatted for 1/2 hour, why not, we didn't have anywhere else to go. Retirement is incredible, we are so relaxed, I even drove the speed limit on the way home!
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Congrats to both of you. Enjoy your retirement your way.
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