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Retired

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:08 pm
by fbenross
I can't believe that after all these years I finally made it to retirement. Friday was my last work day. I am so fricken happy...every day is a Saturday. Time to start adding to the 39000 mi on the PW. :D I got a new toy too - A $1500.00 flying camera (quad copter) should be fun on trips to Nevada.

Re: Retired

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:27 am
by RustyPW
Welcome to retirement Ben! :excited: Now all of those projects around the house you have been putting off. You will now start on. :shock: I have less free time now, then before I retired. :( Thinking on going back to work so that I have free time. :o Since I've been retired. I've remodeled the kitchen, installed a retaining wall in the back yard, and now remodeling the basement and garage. :roll: After that, planning on new shed in back yard, and remodel both bathrooms. Hopefully your "want to do list, need to do list" isn't like mine. :lol: So......what do you have plan with your free time now? I'm happy for you! :cheers:

:winchmob:

Re: Retired

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:11 am
by stubiePW
That's awesome. My dad retired so 10 or so years ago and couldn't be happier. He get's up, walks the dog, eats and reads the paper, then takes a nap. Does what he wants when he wants.

Enjoy!


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Re: Retired

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:14 am
by w2dodge
congrats...have a long healthy fun one

Re: Retired

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:20 am
by Bill2014
Enjoy - But keep busy - That is the ticket for a long lasting life in retirement!

My dad has been retired for 30 years. Every day he is out and about working on projects that he mostly enjoys. :D
Most of his coworkers retired and kicked back as couch potatoes - and then passed away within 5-10 years.
:cheers:

Re: Retired

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:43 am
by cruz
Congratulations Ben, welcome to the :winchmob: retiree club.

Re: Retired

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:20 am
by fbenross
RustyPW wrote:Welcome to retirement Ben! :excited: Now all of those projects around the house you have been putting off. You will now start on. :shock: I have less free time now, then before I retired. :( Thinking on going back to work so that I have free time. :o Since I've been retired. I've remodeled the kitchen, installed a retaining wall in the back yard, and now remodeling the basement and garage. :roll: After that, planning on new shed in back yard, and remodel both bathrooms. Hopefully your "want to do list, need to do list" isn't like mine. :lol: So......what do you have plan with your free time now? I'm happy for you! :cheers:

:winchmob:
Pretty much what your doing...tons of deferred house projects I want to get done before I'm an old man. In my head I feel like a youngster cutting school. But some times the body reminds me I'm not. I've got a bunch of new F. end parts for the PW and that new winch and bumper for the Scout too. :D

Re: Retired

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:22 am
by fbenross
cruz wrote:Congratulations Ben, welcome to the :winchmob: retiree club.
Thanks Cruz..some of us have been around for a while !

Re: Retired

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:27 am
by fbenross
stubiePW wrote:That's awesome. My dad retired so 10 or so years ago and couldn't be happier. He get's up, walks the dog, eats and reads the paper, then takes a nap. Does what he wants when he wants.

Enjoy! Thanks Stubi I'll be waking these girls up for a morning walk instead of driving to work. :D


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Re: Retired

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:29 am
by fbenross
Bill2014 wrote:Enjoy - But keep busy - That is the ticket for a long lasting life in retirement!

My dad has been retired for 30 years. Every day he is out and about working on projects that he mostly enjoys. :D
Most of his coworkers retired and kicked back as couch potatoes - and then passed away within 5-10 years. Good advice...age is a state of mind.
:cheers:

Re: Retired

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:30 am
by fbenross
w2dodge wrote:congrats...have a long healthy fun one
The wife already has me painting the bedroom... :(

Re: Retired

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:24 am
by FirerescuePW
Congratulations, Ben!

We now look forward to many more trip narratives. I hope you enjoy the next life phase.

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Re: Retired

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:49 am
by fbenross
FirerescuePW wrote:Congratulations, Ben!

We now look forward to many more trip narratives. I hope you enjoy the next life phase.

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Thanks - it really is a new adventure starting....

Re: Retired

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:43 am
by stamm20
Congrats!!! We expect to start seeing some cool pics/videos of the wagon hahaha

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Re: Retired

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:15 am
by Colibri
Congratulations sir! I hope you enjoy every minute of freedom! :rockon:

Re: Retired

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:57 am
by adeluca73
:cheers: Excellent, that's great!

Re: Retired

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:20 am
by TwinStick
RustyPW wrote:Welcome to retirement Ben! :excited: Now all of those projects around the house you have been putting off. You will now start on. :shock: I have less free time now, then before I retired. :( Thinking on going back to work so that I have free time. :o Since I've been retired. I've remodeled the kitchen, installed a retaining wall in the back yard, and now remodeling the basement and garage. :roll: After that, planning on new shed in back yard, and remodel both bathrooms. Hopefully your "want to do list, need to do list" isn't like mine. :lol: So......what do you have plan with your free time now? I'm happy for you! :cheers:

:winchmob:

:rockon: Welcome to retirement Ben !!! :rockon: ^^^^^^^There is a LOT of truth to what Rusty & others have said about retirement. I am happy for you. Looking forward to your off-road adventure video's. :rockon:

Personally, I have never been more broke, now that I have retired but have never been happier either. Since I graduated high school in 1981, I have never had weekends or holidays off. Not in the Army & not in Corrections. When someone asks me to go somewhere or we have a snow storm coming, I look at the wife & say---whew---good thing I'm off that day ! She has less than 20 working days left herself, then retirement for her too. Then we can try to save some money to travel. Soooo looking forward to that ! :rockon:

Re: Retired

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:56 pm
by fbenross
stamm20 wrote:Congrats!!! We expect to start seeing some cool pics/videos of the wagon hahaha

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Drone Pictures....Should be fun unless I ball it up.

Re: Retired

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:05 pm
by fbenross
TwinStick wrote:
RustyPW wrote:Welcome to retirement Ben! :excited: Now all of those projects around the house you have been putting off. You will now start on. :shock: I have less free time now, then before I retired. :( Thinking on going back to work so that I have free time. :o Since I've been retired. I've remodeled the kitchen, installed a retaining wall in the back yard, and now remodeling the basement and garage. :roll: After that, planning on new shed in back yard, and remodel both bathrooms. Hopefully your "want to do list, need to do list" isn't like mine. :lol: So......what do you have plan with your free time now? I'm happy for you! :cheers:

:winchmob:

:rockon: Welcome to retirement Ben !!! :rockon: ^^^^^^^There is a LOT of truth to what Rusty & others have said about retirement. I am happy for you. Looking forward to your off-road adventure video's. :rockon:

Personally, I have never been more broke, now that I have retired but have never been happier either. Since I graduated high school in 1981, I have never had weekends or holidays off. Not in the Army & not in Corrections. When someone asks me to go somewhere or we have a snow storm coming, I look at the wife & say---whew---good thing I'm off that day ! She has less than 20 working days left herself, then retirement for her too. Then we can try to save some money to travel. Soooo looking forward to that ! :rockon:

I feel like I'm joining some sacred cult :) I feel so free and somewhat like 2stix I did 7 years Army and 29 at UAL I'm 61 and done. Thanks for all the congrats. Ben PS I do get lifetime flight benefits which is cool!

Re: Retired

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:45 pm
by DamageWagon
So are you going to meet up with us in the next few months so we can compare campers? :poke: I hear Utah is excellent in May


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Re: Retired

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:18 pm
by fbenross
DamageWagon wrote:So are you going to meet up with us in the next few months so we can compare campers? :poke: I hear Utah is excellent in May


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That is a definite maybe, on the Utah trip. :D

Re: Retired

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:42 pm
by FirerescuePW
Cult.. Hahaha! You thought being a PW owner was exclusive. RETIRED PW owner IS a cult in comparison.

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Re: Retired

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:06 pm
by cruz
FirerescuePW wrote:Cult ... RETIRED PW owner IS a cult in comparison.
:lol:
:notworthy: Just don't drink the Kool Aid.

Re: Retired

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:28 pm
by adeluca73
Few more yrs & ill be joining your PW retirement cult!!
Well, retired from my 1st career at least, not sure if the wife will let me stay permanently retired in my early 40's... :popcorn:

Re: Retired

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:17 am
by FirerescuePW
Unfortunately, I have a "regular" job. I have to work till I die, then put in for vacation time for the rest...

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