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Spin Doctor
02-14-2005, 10:25 PM
Well now I will have to buy a lathe amd mill. Signed the retirement papers today. Yesterday I was a skilled metal worker tommorow I'm gonna be a greeter at Wally World http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//rolleyes.gif

snowman
02-14-2005, 10:28 PM
Congratulations Spin...

Dont worry about not having enough to do...it will find you.

Father in law retired two years ago, now he works more than he ever did...it's just different things. He ran for school board, became very involved with the school system, took a small part time job doing pickups for a medical billing company, does lots of construction for family friends, etc.

Get that lathe and mill...go around to local farmers and tell em where yer at and that yer cheaper than all the other guys...they'll keep ya busy! Dont settle for wally world! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

-jacob

BillH
02-14-2005, 10:46 PM
Friends dont let friends work at Wally World.

Spin Doctor
02-14-2005, 11:02 PM
I wouldn't let me work at Wally World. I'm sure I'll have plenty to do but I'm still too young to not do something. Putzing around in the home shop is one thing but another job in industry I don't think so. Otherwise I could of kept working

speedy
02-14-2005, 11:08 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by snowman:
Congratulations Spin...

Dont worry about not having enough to do...it will find you.


Get that lathe and mill...go around to local farmers and tell em where yer at and that yer cheaper than all the other guys...they'll keep ya busy! Dont settle for wally world! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

-jacob</font>

Don't sell your skills cheaply, they are worth far more than that. Let the locals know that you are able to fulfill short run and prototype work for reasonable rates.Bread and butter work is OK but boring, retirement should be interesting times; before we kick off.IMHO
If we all try to undercut the next guy we may as well all work for Wally Mart (? McDonalds?)

cheers, Ken



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wheatland47
02-14-2005, 11:55 PM
Good for you!!!
I'm looking at 6 years..mabe(hopefully) less!!
all my retired friends asy they're busier than when working!!!!

precisionworks
02-14-2005, 11:59 PM
Thrud, watch out --- Spin Doctor is going after your esteemed position.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

ibewgypsie
02-15-2005, 12:05 AM
My stepmom liked to have worked my poor old dad to death after he retired.

He went out and found a lil job so he could get away from the "honey do this" list.

David

dvideo
02-15-2005, 12:16 AM
Congrats....

You toughed it out!!!!!

My sister just about exploded the last few years before retirement. Now, she works on jobs she likes and wants. Still works, but it's her choice. That's worth something.

-jerry

Carl
02-15-2005, 12:30 AM
Buy a motorcycle and use it to ride out to the airport to take flying lessons. Unless you already have a motorcycle and are a pilot...then nevermind http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Thrud
02-15-2005, 02:35 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BillH:
Friends dont let friends work at Wally World.</font>


Bill I would kill to work again - Wally World would be more fun than than the boredom I face daily - not being able to use my tools to do much of anything because of the crap I have no control of...

WJHartson
02-15-2005, 03:12 AM
You can now start enjoying all of the things that you have always wanted to do but didn't have the time. Since I retired life has been great, don't know how I had time to work. Stay busy doing what you want to do. Good luck.

Joe

abn
02-15-2005, 03:29 AM
Great for us...More time to spend imparting your wisdom to the list!! I hope retirement is good to you. Stay away from wally world, don't let the brain atrophy.

Allan Waterfall
02-15-2005, 05:54 AM
Spin....

Don't be in a rush to go back to work after working all your life to get to retirement.Now is the time to start enjoying life without having to please other people.

There are no pockets in a shroud.When I go I hope that they would not be required anyway.No point saving anything for my old age,I'm already there.

I like being retired,there is no way I'm going back to work.
Doing something when you feel like it and not trying to cram everything into a weekend is a wonderful free feeling.I haven't worked for two years and I've only set the alarm clock once and that was to go to a model show when I had to pick a friend up.

To do something when you want to instead of having to do something when you don't want to is Utopia to me.

I think people who don't have an interest in something using their hands and brain are real sad sods.

Allan

Spin Doctor
02-15-2005, 06:23 AM
To me picking up a job after retirement is more about fun money than anything else. Having a couple of extra sheckels to stop in the local watering hole and shoot the breeze is one of the simple pleasures in life. I long ago made up my mind I'd never be wealthy but lately my wife has been going through some tough times health wise and I realized that time with her was more important than time at work. And since her illness started I've come to understand that true wealth is in freinds and the love of our families

PS Thrud's job is secure. I'll be 52 on Friday and I am way to young to be a crumuedgon

Allan Waterfall
02-15-2005, 06:33 AM
Spin...

You are right on the money with your sentiment,we are only here once and it's not a practice run.
Spend some time with your wife.My wife's had breast cancer twice so I try to get her anything she wants,I even go shopping once a week with her. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Allan

wierdscience
02-15-2005, 08:35 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Allan Waterfall:
Spin...

anything she wants,I even go shopping once a week with her. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Allan</font>

Man,Allan,you must be lucky,since my boss retired he takes his wife shopping twice a week,once three days the other four http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Spin,new lathe and mill huh? So just what are you gonna build now that your retireded?

Norman Atkinson
02-15-2005, 09:05 AM
Spin,

I retired 19 years ago and have never looked back.

Work is a four letter word- and shouldn't be uttered in the elite society to which you have have just joined.

The only serious w*** is to collect your pension and to scan the Obituary column to see if some damn fool has put you on the list.

I spent many years at crematoria seeing good friends off.Here, the ceremony lasts but 11 short minutes.

Why be in a hurry to join them?

Yours Disgracefully

Norman

Michael Moore
02-15-2005, 10:52 AM
Spin Doctor,

Congrats on lasting it out! I suspect you'll manage to enjoy not going to work.

"Doing something when you feel like it and not trying to cram everything into a weekend is a wonderful free feeling."

Allan, that is music to my ears. I'm hoping for an early out at the end of September, otherwise there are another 3 years to go after that date. But I'm ready to go, and I'm willing to trade off the extra money I'd get by staying until 2008 for some of the legendary free time in the near future.

The weekends just aren't long enough to get any momentum built up, and much of the time I'm not too interested in doing much more than relaxing a bit in the evenings. Not having the alarm go off at 4:15AM on weekday mornings would be nice.

Having nothing to do isn't a worry for me. I've got enough projects stacked up to last me for years, and I can easily think up several new projects every day.

cheers,
Michael

StephenK
02-15-2005, 11:40 AM
Relax and enjoy retirement. Spend more time with those you love. Do what you want when you want. Each day that goes by never ends up what you plan it to be. Welcome to the group.
StephenK

Duct Taper
02-15-2005, 04:57 PM
Spin Doctor(Ret), the first thing you have to learn is how to say "NO" without being rude. And you have to learn how to say NO.

You worked a lot of years and not only have earned the time off, but have earned the right to determine for yourself how to spend that time. Only you have the right to decide what you are going to do. That includes the "Honey Do" list. The toughest thing you will have to do is to get the Honey to understand. Be very, very, careful here! My wife understands that the saying is now "Honey, do not list" and she gets things done for her the same way they got done before I retired. I get to enjoy my projects and she gets to enjoy hers.

The rest of the world gets my volunteer time the same as before too, but I decide where and when.

Now you can still set goals, but don't put a time limit on them. Life is good!

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bikenut
02-15-2005, 06:29 PM
Good luck and fun with your new toys!

egpace
02-15-2005, 06:44 PM
Pullin the plug? Just plug it into a better outlet!

No matter what anyone tells you do not ever, ever, ever, under any circumstance, say the following...

"Would you like fries with that?"

charlie coghill
02-15-2005, 08:30 PM
Spin I retired 7 years ago and haave loved every minute of it. Right after I retired, I had this problem. I would start a project and think I have to get this done as tomarrow is a work day. No way dummy you are retired and you don't have to do a dam thing that you don't want to do. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Just stay busy, as I am sure that you will. I know that I do. If I am not doing something some one else will find something for me to do,and it's not my wife either.

Congratulations and enjoy.

Thrud
02-16-2005, 02:19 AM
Spin Doctor:

PS Thrud's job is secure. I'll be 52 on Friday and I am way to young to be a crumuedgon

Hey, I was born a smart ass - I blame my Mom - one of those feisty Saskatchewan chics (she was hot when she was younger and could even cook... I apparently got my good looks from the old man - balding, fat, and grumpy) http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

I hope that you thoroughly enjoy your retirement.
Never get ill - it sucks.

Del
02-16-2005, 11:39 AM
I Haven't posted for a while. Not much to add.

Spin, congratulations on your retirement. Enjoy every minute. When I retired at 50, everyone said that is too young. Shortly after, I had an aneurysm on my aorta which burst. The doctor told my wife to gather the family since I wouldn't live. The best Dr. in the southwest saved my sorry butt with a dacron patch. That was twenty years ago but it made me look at life different. Del

Orrin
02-16-2005, 12:17 PM
Congratulations, Spin Doctor! Since retiring I've spent the happiest days of my life. Here's hoping yours will be the same.

Just make sure you have some projects in the hopper all the time. I've known too many people who didn't have hobbies or anything else to do when they retired and they are miserable.

Here's wishing you a long and happy retirement.

Best regards,

Orrin

mattc
02-16-2005, 03:13 PM
well I cant say much about retirement since I will probably never make it there (would have to have a real job first) I have a small cleaning business and work about 2 hours a day then I do other odd jobs to pay the bills and extra jobs if I need money for tools and the like, it can be a little difficult at times but I just say I am simi retired wile I can enjoy it,
Have fun and use the time for you, there will be a lot of (friends) that think since you dont work that you will have the time to do their projects (for free of course)

Matt in AK

3 Phase Lightbulb
02-16-2005, 06:03 PM
Congrats on the retirement... If you get bored, you could think about getting into modeling... There has got be a growing demand for older adult diaper models, no? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

-3Ph

Your Old Dog
02-16-2005, 07:29 PM
Congratulations Spin! That's the day we're all working for. Sometimes another parttime job is a good way to stay connected with civilization. And I don't know what's so terribly wrong with working at Wally World, Mc Donald's or Walmart! Think about it, you don't need the job and you can have fun with it if you choose! You can walk at a moments notice! Hell, you can even feign like you're gonna leave just to watch'em twitch!

"Hey ugly, welcome to Wally World" http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//tongue.gif

"Welcome to Walmart, anything in your pockets to declare?" :rolleyes

"I'm gonna Supersize that Big Mac for you Sir or you ain't gonna be eatin one, you got that pig face?" http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

These are all recreations available to retirees one can't do when you absolutly got to have the job!

My retirement's about 2 maybe 3 years out. Then I'll be looking for the Oniee that Johnny Cash sang about! All the best.
Ray........

Spin Doctor
02-16-2005, 08:08 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb:
Congrats on the retirement... If you get bored, you could think about getting into modeling... There has got be a growing demand for older adult diaper models, no? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

-3Ph

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You weren't paying attention. I said Thruds job was safe http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//tongue.gif

PS Now it looks like I'll have to hang around for another month or two for training purposes. Plenty to keep me occupied with out a part time job, this insanity, the yard and garden, modeling (the scale kind) and I also do a little writing on the side (not that you could tell from my rambling incoherent posts http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//rolleyes.gif ) I might even try a couple of articles for HSM.



[This message has been edited by Spin Doctor (edited 02-16-2005).]

mattc
02-16-2005, 08:33 PM
spin doc
I will look forward to reading you arcticles in hms I have learned a lot from you here


Matt in AK

PSD KEN
02-16-2005, 10:28 PM
CONGRATS, retirement is a 24/7 job, never any rest. LOL.
I kicked back at 59, would have been 55 except for my misspent youth.(blow that money).
Some people I knew did not want to retire, no outside interests, more's the pity.
That type don't live loong after retiring.