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rk911 08-15-2020 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by capjak (Post 2471716)
Retired a year and still getting up a 6am, anyone else? What time do you wake up now that you retired and why? DW thinks it's odd to sleep until 10 am, I think that is what should be normal.

Unfortunately we do not have room darkening shades due to a half moon window, so sun up I'm up.

waking up usually around 6 (absent one or more trips down the hall in the middle of the night). i can usually go back to sleep and when i do i usually get up around 8:30-9:00. my wife usually sleeps another hour. but we don't usually hit the sack until 11-11:30.

MRG 08-15-2020 06:45 PM

We awake when the sun tells us to. Getting later now, 630 or 7AM now, about 45 minutes later than June 20th.

We so seldom set an alarm after 7 years of joyous retirement we don't even know how! I had to set it twice last week and it's amazing how people do this for years.

We had a saying around Megacorp "sleep is optional". While I don't make up for lost amount of hours I do in quality.

Aerides 08-15-2020 07:22 PM

Varies for me. Can be anytime from about 6:30 to 8, DH and I know to wake the other if we sleep past 8 unless sick or something.

Averages around 7:30 now that we have darkening room shades, before that the seasons were a big impact.

My parents are in their 70's and don't normally get up until almost 9, and they are up to about midnight, which I find impossible.

rodi 08-15-2020 07:52 PM

Lifetime of early rising habits - I wake up between 5:15-6... Most mornings closer to 5:15.

My excuse is I walk the dog on the beach, like to have coffee before I go.. and have to have the dog OFF the beach before 9am... Oh - and if I go to the beach too late, traffic to and from can be bad. So getting to the beach at 6:30ish is my sweet spot.

DH wakes up anytime between about 4:30am and 8am. But usually around 5am.

Older son wakes up during the week at 5:30 because he has to be at work at 6:30. Younger son rolls downstairs around 10am.

tshaner 08-15-2020 08:43 PM

Between 5:30 and 6:30 after getting my solid 7. Even better Sleeping after I started wearing a sleep mask. I love the early morning when I can go out, walk the dog, hike or bike when itís cooler.

W2R 08-15-2020 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Goonie (Post 2472028)
Before I retired, I woke up at 5:15 a.m. every morning, 5 minutes before the alarm went off. It was that way for 17 years. The first day of retirement, I woke up at 8:00 a.m., and itís been that way for the past 13+ years, although once in a great while I wake up sometime around 7:00 a.m., but thatís a rarity.

And it doesnít matter what time I go to sleep. I usually call it a day between midnight and 2:00 a.m., although itís occasionally 2:00-3:00, because I like to sit and read for a long time before I go to sleep. Regardless I wake up around 8:00, with no alarm.

Goonie, good to see you back here! You were missed. :)

Goonie 08-15-2020 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by W2R (Post 2472100)
Goonie, good to see you back here! You were missed. :)

Iíve just been keeping busy living the dream. I stay busy with my gardening and hobbies, as well as all of the day to day tasks here at the olí homestead, planning and prepping three meals a day for my 93 y.o. Mom and myself. Iím the full-time caregiver for Mom, who is still as healthy as a horse, but has some minor mobility issues.

I get together with a few retired friends for coffee a couple of times each week, outdoors and social distancing (usually at separate tables during off peak hours), and other than making the rare venture out for the absolute essentials, itís the only time any of leave home during this pandemic.

I also stay busy serving on the board, as well as managing and overseeing our 181 y.o. churchís building and grounds.

But mostly, I just havenít been getting online much anymore, except to check email, pay bills, make online purchases.

Iíll try to get in here more often!

Sunset 08-15-2020 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Chuckanut (Post 2471769)
I wake up when my valet informs me breakfast is ready.

That's what my DW does, waits for the valet.... :laugh:

Badger 08-16-2020 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by O2Bfree (Post 2471988)
You feed your cats BEFORE you get coffee? Man, they got you trained real good!

So far they have been lucky and I haven't opened the wrong can.


Cheers!

blueskyk 08-16-2020 05:13 AM

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Originally Posted by street (Post 2471904)
I love getting up early in the morning for me it is the best time of day.


+1
Both DH and I are up around 4:00 or 4:30 am. Off to bed by 8:30 or 9:00 pm.

Golden sunsets 08-16-2020 05:38 AM

Between 5 and 6. DH and I switch days getting up with the dog. On the days I get to sleep in I don't rarely make it past 7AM.

Dawg52 08-16-2020 06:38 AM

6 to 6:30 a.m. normally. Today 7:00 a.m.

neihn 08-16-2020 06:46 AM

4:00am - I work with folks in Germany, so try to catch their afternoon.
Which is nice, get a lot of works done in the early hours, then call it quit around 1:00 or 2:00pm. Still have half a day to run errands :-)

Winemaker 08-16-2020 08:47 AM

After 7-7.5 hours; regardless what part of the country I'm in. I had good practice for 35 years, sometimes I rotated all 3 shifts weeky, biweekly, or monthly. Then I also had steady stints on all 3 shifts.

MBAustin 08-16-2020 10:45 AM

Almost always between 7:15-7:20. Works well in these times as I can get a 2.5-3 mile walk in with the little dog before 8:30 when it's below 85 outside. Still miserable due to the humidity but it's in the 90s or more from 9am-10pm so really the only option. In the winter, I'll sometimes have coffee and breakfast before we walk so it's a bit warmer.

REWahoo 08-16-2020 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by MBAustin (Post 2472287)
Almost always between 7:15-7:20. Works well in these times as I can get a 2.5-3 mile walk in with the little dog before 8:30 when it's below 85 outside. Still miserable due to the humidity but it's in the 90s or more from 9am-10pm so really the only option. In the winter, I'll sometimes have coffee and breakfast before we walk so it's a bit warmer.

+1

All dog walking must wrap up by 8:30 am until morale improves the first cool front comes through in early October. :)

Dtail 08-16-2020 12:44 PM

A lot of early risers dependent on dog walking. Interesting.

W2R 08-16-2020 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Dtail (Post 2472327)
A lot of early risers dependent on dog walking. Interesting.

Not my cup of tea! But then maybe I'd change my mind if their doggies are really cute. ;D I don't have a pet, but I'm a sucker for cute puppies or kittens.

RobbieB 08-16-2020 07:22 PM

Many times at night to get up and pee. When the sun shines and I have to pee is usually close. Then I vape in bed for a while and plan out the day.

I dunno, between 7 and 10 covers it pretty well.

Dash man 08-16-2020 07:37 PM

I usually wake around 7:00. Every once in a while Iíll sleep until 9:00 or so. Naps in the afternoon once in a while are a nice treat. I do like my sleep!


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