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5/17/18 3:46 P

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Retirement doesn't have a regrettable day

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Never had a bad day !

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Never miss a nap when you are retired!

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Everyday is Saturday.

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5/10/18 1:36 A

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Love retirement, every day is a vacation day!

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12/30/17 5:08 P

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Got the car fixed and washed during the day

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12/29/17 3:38 P

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Nice to be able to view bowl games without taking time off from work

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12/28/17 9:16 P

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Spoke to 2 retired colleagues. It was unamimous. We didn't miss work.

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12/28/17 9:33 A

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80 F today in Tucson...... nuff said.

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12/24/17 4:35 P

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Don't have to go back to work after Christmas

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12/24/17 9:00 A

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Yes, we no longer worry about weather, or road construction, or "rushing" ANYWHERE!!! (Unless it is a medical emergency!)

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very cold on Friday, and I didn't have to drive to work

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Yes. Time is where you want to spend it

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11/30/17 12:54 A

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Loving retirement! The luxury of time.

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11/19/17 8:43 P

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Nice not having to do something work related.

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11/19/17 9:39 A

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7th month, still hanging in there!

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8/7/17 8:30 A

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Going on my 6th month of retirement. Boy, why did I wait so long???? Oh yeh, money.

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Coming up on retirement within 1 to 3 months.

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6/25/17 10:04 A

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It has now been three months since we moved to Tucson and started retirement living. I am now a FULL Arizonian with driver's license, car registration, voter registration, updated passport, library cards, local grocery store customer cards, change of address notifications, etc. I am now a member of Arizona National Golf Club so my golf and cart fees are covered for a year. Play as much as you can. So, I play three days a week with some new, local friends. I have not missed one golf date, even with last week's heat. Scored a hole in one my 4th time on the course! We have very little to on our list of things we want to do to the the house - mostly furniture and a little painting. We love Tucson........ even with the sever heat this past week.That was to be expected. At least you don't shovel heat and the streets are always clear. June is the hottest month in Tucson, beating out July by a degree or two. Looking forward to fall and winter.

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4/23/17 7:46 A

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We had a little champagne during diner last night to celebrate our first month in our Tucson home. Lots got done, but still lots more to do. Between the move in and my two week cold I have not found time to do what I thought would be my primary activity - golf. LOL, Well, there will be plenty of time for that soon enough.

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4/22/17 6:28 P

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Mom and Dad retired in Mesa, Arizona. They really liked it. Hope you enjoy Tucson. Big change from Michigan I bet. Grandma lived near Detroit. We lived in Ontario in Canada. Nice to get away from most of the snow.

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4/7/17 10:03 A

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George, yep, I got that same feeling about the office not being the same. It was time to retire. So far I have been retired three weeks as of today. Been too busy with the move to Tucson and hosting family at our new home to worry about how to fill up my spare time. I will get to that when required.

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4/1/17 8:41 P

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Plan on retiring within the next month or two. A commercial said retirement can be 20-30 years of unemployment. Haven't set up my hobbies, charity work, or the like. Noticing at work everyone is so much younger than myself. Many great colleagues are not there for one reason or another. Its just not the same.

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3/30/17 6:52 A

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Retirement is more fun in AZ than MI, at least for me.

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12/7/16 8:58 A

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I plan to do some consulting during my early retirement years, to help pay for some travel that we want to do. The company I am retiring from wants me available to assist from time to time - stuff I can do from home on my computer, or maybe travel to a job site to put out a fire.
We will see how that goes.

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I taught adjunct for three years after retirement. Having that extra job. did not do much for me. I 'retire' from that job in 5 days. I'm fairly creative. So I'll be writing full time and just doing whatever my wife wants me to do. Working after retirement isn't all its cracked up to be. I've made and am still making a contribution to my community. I do not need to prove anything.

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I'm retired. For about six years. Not sure I like it much. With no serious external requirements, I find it hard to create serious requirement or goals that I really need to meet. Thinking of getting a job of almost any sort, simply for the routine - but have not really stepped in that direction.

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Retirement is better when the market does so well, as it has for a few weeks.

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11/24/16 8:33 A

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This period of sell your old home, buy a new home 2000 miles apart is killing me. I guess because I am still working until March, 2017. I should have thought this out a little bit better.

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11/24/16 12:58 A

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Writemann, For a lot of us, retirement really is something to savor. Way to go for making it to this point. Glenn

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Good luck with your move, Dennis. My son lives in Phoenix with his wife and kids. Glenn

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11/23/16 8:21 A

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Like a fine bottle of Scotch: just savoring it slowly. Full retirement begins 12/13/16.

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11/12/16 6:12 A

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I like retirement, it is the transition that is challenging; in my case my wife and I are moving from MI to AZ to retire. Buying, selling homes, travel, learning a new community, new doctors, etc.

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1Day, I studied psychology as a youth, but took until my forties before I finished my masters in counseling psychology. I worked in mental health for the rest of my career, with the last eight years as a mental health counselor It was very challenging for me to see clients one right after another for hours at a time. That is part of the reason I retired early. I went for what I thought I wanted to do, rather than what I was good at. So it was quite an effort, but I think I was good at it. Best wishes, Glenn

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Bob, I have a friend who just started taking social security a few months ago. He is relying solely on it, and is having a very difficult time. He's looking for work. It's surprising that computer jobs, which at one time had such a bright future, are now having bad times for the employees. Wishing you the best. Glenn

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Lyle, I don't think I have ever met a successful farmer in this day and age. City kid. To me, it is really something that at your age you can still farm 500 acres. Glenn

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Ken, I'm glad you are enjoying your retirement. I really would do all I could to avoid going back to work. (I am 65.) Glenn

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Dennis, I grew up in Detroit. Going back in a month to visit my aunt and uncle in Allen Park. I will be staying on Michigan Ave. Glenn

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Writemann, What type of writing do you do? Anything published? Glenn

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I officially retired in 2011 but continued to work as a consultant and researcher until 2015. There are times when I consider going back to work but it passes after I take a nap or a drink or both-lol. As soon as our new house is finished, I plan to return to school for a Masters' Degree in Mental Health Counseling.

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I have just recently reitred, but not by choice. The I/T world is a younger person's world today. After two years of doing contract work and being off for more than 2/3 of the time, I have decided to retire early and am looking for something part time to supplement SS. Will see how this goes. Seems I have more demand for my time now though.

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I'm not fully retired but thought I would enter in the conversation. I'll be 78 in a month and still am an active farmer. A few years ago I cut back on my acres and only farm 500 acres. Have not had livestock for 45 years, that really takes its toll. Farming is so much easier today than when I first started, no heavy lifting, eating dust but still plenty of fresh air. My health is good for my age and as long as I can do every day what I have always dreamed of I call it my retirement. The Old Farmer, they call me the Skeeter!

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Turning 70 next month, retired from public education for 13 years. One of the best decisions ever--I can still sub, thereby going to school to do what I became a teacher to do: be with kids and help kids. No politics, no staff meetings, no administrivia, no report cards--just kids and colleagues when I choose, where I choose. In the community, all the time in the world to devote to volunteering; in the home, all the time in the world for my wife, travel and grands. Blessed with good health, secure income, wonderful emotional and spiritual networks which overlap, and live in Canada. What more can a person want?

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Turned 66 this past August, will start receiving SS checks in a couple of weeks, intend to retire and make a permanent move from Michigan to Arizona during the first part of 2017. I will still do a little bit of consulting during my retirement - I'm a professional engineer (building and site construction) as long as it does not interfere with my golf. lol

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Been enjoying it for the last few years. Gives me time to do some writing.

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I love it. I retired over six years ago. I don't have to be involved in all kinds of things. I take care of my wife at times (She is severely disabled with a neuromuscular disease.) Maybe retirement is helped by the fact that I am in love with my wife and companion. But this is really great being me with myself most of the time. I generally don't get bored. I would highly recommend retirement, especially for introverts (Like me).

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