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G17Jake
12-02-2012, 16:59
After all the years of getting up and going to work, do you know what you will do when that time of your life is over?

Some people don't handle that very well. People I work with have told me they were eager to get back to work towards the end of a two-week vacation.

I think I will work some kind of part-time job as long as I can. I might even enjoy golfing again if I can go during the slow hours of the day. I hate busy golf courses.

Of course.... if the economy tanks and society collapses, I may just stay busy trying to stay alive. :rofl:

inthefrey
12-02-2012, 17:00
Work...

smokin762
12-02-2012, 17:05
I am not sure that day will ever happen. There just arenít any guarantees of that.

UtahIrishman
12-02-2012, 17:05
I have plenty to keep me busy. I'll probably work part-time, but only as long as I feel like it. Plus I have many hobbies.

That's assuming I don't have to end up working until I croak for economic reasons.

G17Jake
12-02-2012, 17:10
I am not sure that day will ever happen. There just arenít any guarantees of that.



That's assuming I don't have to end up working until I croak for economic reasons.

We have reason to be pessimistic about that.

RonS
12-02-2012, 17:11
Life and Out is the new Thirty and Out.

LASTRESORT20
12-02-2012, 17:12
Shoot...re-load...shoot some more...work.....think.........

robin303
12-02-2012, 17:14
I will still have my cabinet shop, sell veggies out of the garden and reload I hope.

ChuteTheMall
12-02-2012, 17:17
I'll just, you know, walk the earth, meet people... get into adventures. Like Caine from "Kung Fu."

Hamguy
12-02-2012, 17:21
My "retirement" will come when I draw my last breath.

LASTRESORT20
12-02-2012, 17:22
I'll just, you know, walk the earth, meet people... get into adventures. Like Caine from "Kung Fu."

Humble....Like the Dust... (ok...I had to! ;)


The Tao of Kung Fu #6- "The wise always remain humble." - YouTube

G17Jake
12-02-2012, 17:24
I'll just, you know, walk the earth, meet people... get into adventures. Like Caine from "Kung Fu."

Awesome plan.

TacticalThong
12-02-2012, 17:30
Maybe run for office? Most officials don't seem to do crap anyway so it shouldn't take much time away from retirement hobbies. ;)

SonOfMallNinja
12-02-2012, 17:30
My wife tells me that when I retire, she's putting a time clock in the garage. I have to be out there by 8:00 AM. I can come in the house for an hour at lunch time, then I have to go back out till 5:00.

As she put it, "I loved your father and your grandfather, but I'm not going through what your mother and grandmother went through".

ChuteTheMall
12-02-2012, 17:33
Humble....Like the Dust... (ok...I had to! ;)


I learned the secret to that snatch the pebble stunt years ago (just slap the guys hand, you'll end up with the pebble, or coin or whatever).

clancy
12-02-2012, 17:33
Due to my 401K tanking and my union pension being wiped out "due to bad investments" I have pretty much accepted the fact I am going to have to work until I die or can't stand up.

DaneA
12-02-2012, 17:35
http://rangertugs.com/sites/default/files/R31-Main.jpg

turretg
12-02-2012, 17:38
Pay taxes until I die.

meathead19
12-02-2012, 17:39
Being below 50, I will never be able to retire, but it is a nice thought. :crying:

TBO
12-02-2012, 17:46
Still work @ something.

Learn new things:

-Wood carving
-Photography (with a real camera)
-Wrought iron work

Still:
-Fish
-Hunt
-Hike
-Travel


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ysr_racer
12-02-2012, 17:49
(even more) internet porn

K.Kiser
12-02-2012, 18:04
NOT ELECTRICAL WORK --- NOT ONE MORE WIRE EVER..!!!

Other than that I'd like my free time to be spent fishing, building boats, racing boats, restoring old trucks, machine shop work, welding fab etc, taveling, all thse things with hopefully a happy family and so-on... This is essentially all the stuff that gets put on the chopping block due to bloody electrical work..

Hef
12-02-2012, 18:08
I'll play around in my shop making furniture. Maybe go camping and hunting, and tinker with my antique Corvette.

NH Trucker
12-02-2012, 18:12
If I don't have to work through retirement, I hope however I spend my time will involve copious amounts of Viagra.

INJoker
12-02-2012, 18:14
Drink
Smoke
Gamble
Wet myself
Make creepy, inappropriate comments to college-aged women

Come to think of it, aside from working 9-5, my life won't be any different at all! :)

93GT
12-02-2012, 18:19
I would like to sit on a porch where I can see for miles and shoot little prairie dogs, rock chucks, and coyotes, while I reload and look at new guns to buy online. I think I could do that for a couple of decades if I survive. Does anyone know of a plot of land that I could pick up like this for a small fee lol?

Bruce M
12-02-2012, 18:20
I plan on finding as many left lanes in which to to drive slowly for an hour or hour and a half during the morning commute. Friday afternoons I will go to the bank around 3pm with six months or so of statements and cancelled checks so the teller can help find that $0.78 discrepancy. Now I just need to find something for a couple other afternoons and I'm booked.

curlysir
12-02-2012, 18:33
I retired 8 years ago and bought a house with 25 acres in east Texas. I don't have to worry about what I am going to do as I stay busy taking care of the place. Plus I have 3 grand kids about 15 minutes away when I get bored. I can go out side and walk about 100 yards and shot anytime I want to. Actually do more physical work now then when I was employed. Mess with my Ford Mustangs and Harley in my spare time. Been redoing the master bathroom for almost a year now, so there is lots to do if one wants to when they retire.

Worked 30 years with the same company before they did away with the defined benefits retirement and have a decent 401K balance so I don't need a job yet.

Lone Wolf8634
12-02-2012, 18:36
Retire???:rofl:

I retire at night so I can get some rest before going to work. Which I will be doing till I die.

And I hope I drop dead AT work so at least they have to clean up the mess.

scwine
12-02-2012, 18:39
What I do now in my spare time, just more of it....
Fishing, hunting, and golf.

NMG26
12-02-2012, 18:43
Geocaching is a blast.

Keeps you busy, fit and having fun.

Geocaching.com

Kentucky Shooter
12-02-2012, 18:45
Shoot, reload, eat, sleep, repeat

jtmac
12-02-2012, 18:45
There are so many things I don't do because I have to work... and I plan on doing all of them. Sleeping included.

My wife tells me that when I retire, she's putting a time clock in the garage. I have to be out there by 8:00 AM. I can come in the house for an hour at lunch time, then I have to go back out till 5:00.

As she put it, "I loved your father and your grandfather, but I'm not going through what your mother and grandmother went through".

A friend's grandmother told me she did the same thing to her husband after she had to deal with him being at home with nothing to do. Now he works in the garage all day doing leather work. They have a happy marriage.

robin303
12-02-2012, 18:52
My wife tells me that when I retire, she's putting a time clock in the garage. I have to be out there by 8:00 AM. I can come in the house for an hour at lunch time, then I have to go back out till 5:00.

As she put it, "I loved your father and your grandfather, but I'm not going through what your mother and grandmother went through".

:wow:What!!! No break at 10 and 2. :dunno:

G17Jake
12-02-2012, 19:11
:wow:What!!! No break at 10 and 2. :dunno:

He needs union representation.

Yo
12-02-2012, 19:17
Ride

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Sail

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Dive
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Shoot
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Write
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Cclass
12-02-2012, 19:31
I plan on finding as many left lanes in which to to drive slowly for an hour or hour and a half during the morning commute. Friday afternoons I will go to the bank around 3pm with six months or so of statements and cancelled checks so the teller can help find that $0.78 discrepancy. Now I just need to find something for a couple other afternoons and I'm booked.

You can hit fast food drive-thru's at noon and customize your order. Then pay with loose change from your center console. :supergrin:

ChuteTheMall
12-02-2012, 19:33
hookers and blow

BEANCOUNTER
12-02-2012, 19:34
...After all the years of getting up and going to work, do you know what you will do when that time of your life is over?...

I'll let you know in a few weeks. I retired last Friday - turned in my green eyeshades and 13 column pads.

Restless28
12-02-2012, 20:10
I hope to be healthy enough to see the great places in America. I would also like to see Germany and England.

ChuteTheMall
12-02-2012, 20:11
I'll let you know in a few weeks. I retired last Friday - turned in my green eyeshades and 13 column pads.

Don't keep us in suspense, how many beans were there?:headscratch:

janice6
12-02-2012, 20:30
I don't regret my approach, so far. (Only been retired for 10 years)

All my life I worked at what I loved to do.

BUT, while working I accumulated all the different kind of tools and materials I even thought would be fun to develop skills with, after retirement. I slowly got everything I settled on. After I retired, I have been having a great time, Welding MIG/TIG, Electronics/computers/CCTV/Amateur Radio, car repair/ custom body work/I love car painting, guns, I'm sure there are more I have forgotten.

I retired with all my "toys" paid for, a clear title on the house and land, my kids grown and with their own families and careers. I traveled extensively for my company while in my later years working. I took my wife everywhere I could. I visited most of the National laboratories, Military facilities and participated in the SAE contributing to the formulation of Military Standards. It was a good time traveling on someone else's dime.

I would recommend an active retirement to everyone. Plan for your fun now while you have an income to finance it. Then go into retirement with all kinds of plans and no regrets. Don't stop moving, when you stop, time catches up with you.

rgregoryb
12-02-2012, 21:35
been retired 8 years (retired at 55) plenty to do, work at LGS on Mon and Tues, work around the house..yard work, carpentry, studying Philosophy of Language thinking about working on Phd

Detectorist
12-02-2012, 21:40
I'll start arguments and post opinions on Glock Talk.

:tongueout:

Mister Clean
12-02-2012, 22:13
.....

deputy tom
12-03-2012, 05:26
I was retired for four days until I started a part time job. I still don't have time to do what I'd like to. tom.:dunno:

LoadToadBoss
12-03-2012, 05:44
I've worked ever since I was 15, so I don't see myself retiring in the traditional sense. I have two vocations right now: pastor and tax accountant. I will probably continue to do both but at a reduced pace; maybe take a smaller church and go into private at-home tax practice instead of working as an accounting associate. Since I have an USAF retirement income, I have a nice financial cushion, but not enough to fund my lifestyle by itself if I want to do some traveling in my later years.

I think of retirement more often now that I'm in my mid-50s.

Tvov
12-03-2012, 05:58
I just hope my house will be paid off.

I see me doing part time work - handyman type stuff. If my fire department is still volunteer, I'll be down there fixing things. A part time job at a gun store would be a hoot. I see me hunting as much as possible.

When my Dad "retired", he got a part time job with H&R Block doing taxes (he is an accountant), and worked at McDonald's for something like 10 years part time. He rarely sat around doing nothing. Now he has difficulty walking, but still keeps in touch with friends and family and reads the news exhaustively.

Customers of mine who have "retired" have typically spent the first summer painting the house and cleaning out the garage and basement, then they go back to work.

I might start attending the local town meetings - be one of the old coots complaining about everything, lol!

mgs
12-03-2012, 06:32
http://rangertugs.com/sites/default/files/R31-Main.jpg

Very nice! I too will take to the Water or Range. Boating, Fishing or Shooting....my schedule will be full. Visiting our kids & friends will be included also. Having a big garden is fun too! I'm debt free at 52 right now and have multiple jobs and income.....home paid for.
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mgs
12-03-2012, 06:37
Ride

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5012/5456523938_994755c092.jpg

Sail

http://www.visailing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/333360_10150950093458161_1182541752_o.jpg

Dive
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6056/6279414561_584d8967dd.jpg

Shoot
http://accurateshooter.net/pix/markojai2.jpg

Write
http://zze.st/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/beach_computer_zen_writing.jpg

Awesome Cat! Low fuel costs also.

Bren
12-03-2012, 08:14
I was talking to my father about this yesterday. He is a retired state trooper and he was talking about some other retired troopers returning to work, because they apparently have no life or interests, other than work and watching TV.

Neither of us can understand it. Work seriously interferes with all of the important stuff I'd like to be doing. Because of work, I have to let most of my hobbies go - playing/buidling/collecting guitars, motorcycles, competitive shooting, diving, etc. If I didn't have a job, I still wouldn't have time to do it all. Retirement + a second income must be nice, but I'd rather have just enough money and more time (the main reason I work for the government, instead of private practice now).

If you have nothing to do because you don't have a job, I can't even imagine what the inside of your head must be like (and I don't want to).

Happypuppy
12-03-2012, 08:17
I can tell you what I do. I have hobbies , riding my motorcycle and photography. I volunteer in some organizations. I work a bit, usually for a few months.

The hardest part is getting used to not working when you have your whole life. I had a paper route when I was 10 and never stopped working until I retired.


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series1811
12-03-2012, 08:25
Get on my sailboat, and go cruising, same as I did last time I retired. And, then when I get too old for that, get me a Winnebago and see the country. And, then when I get too old for that, get me a walker and cruise the halls of the old age home. :supergrin:

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Bruce M
12-03-2012, 08:39
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You can hit fast food drive-thru's at noon and customize your order. Then pay with loose change from your center console. :supergrin:


Thanks- that is a great idea! :wavey: I am a bit sad that I did not think of that myself; but I just remembered why I haven't actually used a drive-thru in a very long time...

BEER
12-03-2012, 08:43
when it's time to retire i'll just shoot pool and wear out bar stools.

sappy13
12-03-2012, 10:25
I figure ill either teach at a local college/tech school part time or become a professional bowler. If not those, maybe become a wrinkly porn star. Who knows.

curlysir
12-03-2012, 11:03
I plan on finding as many left lanes in which to to drive slowly for an hour or hour and a half during the morning commute. Friday afternoons I will go to the bank around 3pm with six months or so of statements and cancelled checks so the teller can help find that $0.78 discrepancy. Now I just need to find something for a couple other afternoons and I'm booked.

You would fit it quiet well here, except we only have 2 lane roads here locally. However you could drive 50 to 55 mph where the speed limit is 70 with no passing lanes and limited visibility, so no passing. And pay for your purchases in exact change only, don't ever use your debit or credit card to pay as that is too quick.

Glockgeezer
12-03-2012, 13:58
I've been doing it for the past 15 yrs. I still haven't gotten tired of bass fishing, grandkids and puttering. Haven't seen snow for 15 yrs, don't miss it. I'm tired of city life so I'm moving to the country, and a better bass lake.

sciolist
12-03-2012, 14:09
If you have nothing to do because you don't have a job, I can't even imagine what the inside of your head must be like (and I don't want to).

Agree 100%. Healthy people get more, not less busy when they retire.

Golddog
12-03-2012, 17:08
Retired from teaching (private high school) two years ago at age 72. No longer have to get up at 4 AM to run my daily eight miles on the trails around my house - I go out for the run around 1 PM, after walking my dogs for a couple of hours. They get another hour's walk before dinner. I shoot handguns occasionally on my range in the woods, but I'm much more interested in running, hiking, and maintaining trails in the adjacent forests.

Once a week I teach a class on current events, and I'm ofyen preparing speeches on various political activist topics before one group or another.

I hate travel and am quite happy living next to the large tracts of public lands and reservoir in my area.

My frivolous expenses go for country music recordings, of which I have an embarrassing number, mostly obscurities.

And my wife of 54 years is delightful.

MarinePride
12-03-2012, 17:12
This is the new America, there will be no retirement until you drop dead or a really disabled. This is the sad reality, failure has found you and is circling.

MGGLOCK9
12-03-2012, 17:42
I did retire briefly. At the time I had limited mobility due to my back. Got really bored. Found a good chiropractor who improved my physical abilities. Got re-invested in my gardening and landscaping hobbies. Also began to shoot again.

I then went back to work part time at an office of my agency which is located just 3 minutes from my house.

At work I enjoy:
1. The complicated stuff they give me because no one else wants to do it, especially when my work helps someone screwed by the bureaucracy or catches a fraudster, and; 2. Looking at the woman's bodies. Seriously it is not possible to walk down a corridor w/o seeing a well shaped derriere. I love that, I really love that.

I hope to work part time one more year. Then?? My wife retires and we are as yet unsure of our plans. I have thought of getting a small place up in the mountains.

onebigelf
12-03-2012, 18:25
What will you do to occupy your time when you retire?

Cheerleaders.

John

ca survivor
12-04-2012, 11:30
I have been spending most of my retirement time, at the Dr's. office.

wjv
12-04-2012, 13:44
We are getting very close to buying a business, so when I "retire" it will mean quitting my day job and the "only" helping to run the business with my wife.

bill123
12-06-2012, 18:11
I always said sleep. Lately I have insomnia. Lifes little jokes...