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 Post subject: Retirement & downsizing
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:46 pm 
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I'm coming up on retirement and relocating in a couple of years so need to lighten the load a bit. With that said I felt a new avatar was in order :). I'm looking forward to relaxing at the lake and complaining about the government full time :D
I find I enjoy building and tinkering more than shooting these days and will be letting some stuff go. I have some complete guns and various parts etc. I will be posting ads as I get time and will try to price things fairly based on current retail prices.
TGIF have a great weekend everyone
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:09 pm 
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Good luck old man, this transition is hard on some. I’m catching up, only 43 but I definitely feel much worse than my 30s. Keeping a hobby that can take a few days a week of time is almost a must. Keep moving every day, and you’ll live a long life.

I say that but my grandpa lived till 90, sitting at the dining table smoking watching TV on full Blast. :tonqe:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:04 am 
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They say that's the best time in life that's coming for you :) . When you can choose what you'll do instead of ''having'' to do stuff, and do it at your own pace, and fully enjoy life while doing it 8) . I wish you the best retirement time (in its due time :wink: ), and the best health to be able to enjoy it.

Cheers, and be well! :drinkers:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:28 am 
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Retirement is fun, but not.

Enjoy the good days.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:13 am 
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leadslinger wrote:
Retirement is fun, but not.

Enjoy the good days.


Like many things in life, when done correctly retirement is great. I retired in mid-2017 after 28 years at my first "real" job, which I didn't get until I was near 30 years of age. No more preparation needed before walking through the doorway to work, no more driving through all kinds of weather conditions almost an hour each way (when the weather was good), no more job-related stress, no more having to wake up at 6:00 AM every morning to get to work on time (although I still wake up just as early), no more having to have suitable work clothes on hand every day. All my time is my own, my job no longer "owns" me from morning until late afternoon. I can do what I want, when I want to. I could stay up late too, something I couldn't do when I worked.

The only downside was that just less than a year after retiring, I had my first ever ambulance ride to the hospital after experiencing chest pain. But the heart trouble was not caused by retirement. It was assessed after many tests and procedures and I seem to be doing well with the help of medication. As I write these words now, it strikes me that if I had woken with chest pain while I was working I very probably would have ignored it and gone to work the next day. Based on what I know now, that wouldn't have been a good idea.

Retiring people should embrace retirement. Life shouldn't be defined by the job you have. Life should be about what you make of it and being retired gives the freedom to do what you want -- affordability and practicality being the reasonable limits.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:37 am 
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All the best to you! I am going through the same process and preparing mentally and financially for retirement.
I found that once I committed to a retirement plan, the anxiety subsided and now its just a process and I'm looking forward to it. :drinkers:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:00 am 
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Penage Guy wrote:
leadslinger wrote:
Retirement is fun, but not.

Enjoy the good days.


Like many things in life, when done correctly retirement is great. I retired in mid-2017 after 28 years at my first "real" job, which I didn't get until I was near 30 years of age. No more preparation needed before walking through the doorway to work, no more driving through all kinds of weather conditions almost an hour each way (when the weather was good), no more job-related stress, no more having to wake up at 6:00 AM every morning to get to work on time (although I still wake up just as early), no more having to have suitable work clothes on hand every day. All my time is my own, my job no longer "owns" me from morning until late afternoon. I can do what I want, when I want to. I could stay up late too, something I couldn't do when I worked.

The only downside was that just less than a year after retiring, I had my first ever ambulance ride to the hospital after experiencing chest pain. But the heart trouble was not caused by retirement. It was assessed after many tests and procedures and I seem to be doing well with the help of medication. As I write these words now, it strikes me that if I had woken with chest pain while I was working I very probably would have ignored it and gone to work the next day. Based on what I know now, that wouldn't have been a good idea.

Retiring people should embrace retirement. Life shouldn't be defined by the job you have. Life should be about what you make of it and being retired gives the freedom to do what you want -- affordability and practicality being the reasonable limits.


Unfortunately I was a forced into retirement at a young ago. 1/2 than most that are retired. While I got many friends that complain about having to get up early, drive in the snow ETC. That's is a plus. But when you are young, your mind is like what to do? Since when you are 60 and retire. You get to do what you couldn't while working. So you have that to look towards, when your young, you don't. So there are alot of idle days twiddling your thumbs, trying to find things to do.

Good on you for catching it. It probably was your body not used to not working as hard as you're used to.


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They told me to do the Retirement thing first jammer and again at second jammer tried it for 4 weeks its not for me been 5 years no jammer had artery's checked 6 months ago all good back to work i would be bored ..

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:31 pm 
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congrats every retired body. try and enjoy it while you can. I just turned 65 one week ago. yay can,t wait for that big $632.00 check --- not until end of February tho. I already took my c.p.p when I turned 60. I worked construction for 45 years. I had to stop last year because of my legs. I miss it a bit. but now I,ve grown accustomed to not working. I find time is flying by so fast now tho.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:46 pm 
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Yes- time does seem to pass by quickly. Been officially retired now for almost 5 years, but was laid up for 12 (or more) years prior to that. It happens.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:24 pm 
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Yup, retirement is highly recommended. I hung in there for a few extra years because believe it or not I really enjoyed what I was doing and the people I worked with. My supervisor came up with this terrific idea to ease into retirement, a three day week and four day weekends. :D What he didn't mention was that nobody was going to do my work the other two days so I ended up doing five days work in three. :( But then again I enjoyed being busy. Now I am working away at my bucket list. Thank goodness for garbage day it anchors my week other than that it is six Saturdays and a Sunday. :supz:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:05 am 
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I doubt if I can afford to retire.

I'm actually one of the few people I know that likes their job somewhat. I'm 62, and facing yet another end of contract. Odds are weird on this one. There's a possibility that some us may not get the rehired stamp, but no one knows anything concrete yet.

My lifestyle has been work, hunt, fish, and just recently (again after 30 years) back into photography with film.

I don't see how I'm gonna do all that on a limited CPP/O.A.S./ investment income. It won't be near enough for gas, pellets, ammo, fishing stuff, film and nikkor lenses, not to mention the SQ-A I still want to get again...

It would be nice to do all of the above on a full time basis, but I just can't see how it's gonna be financed...

I'm hoping to stay working as long as possible, and have my fingers crossed against being forced into early retirement...

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Retirement? What the heck is that? I had kids later in life. Have a wife that likes premium stuff. I won't be retiring any time soon if ever. Probably for the best. I'd just sleep all day if I did.

Enjoy the time off. You'll need all the energy you can spare for the next time around...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:12 pm 
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Ahh- yes- the bucket list. Got the cross Canada trip with truck and trailer out of the way 2 summers ago.
Took 2 months, 19,200 km total (we came back through the States via, Virginia) and 4,200liters of diesel & a set of tires.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:14 am 
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yaaaay -- got my very first old age pension check yesterday. lookout casino here I come. (I wish.)


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