It sounds like what many of you are saying the same things for a happy retirement. Save every cent, retire early and stay off prescription drugs.
and booze and smokes. To Ray's point... a little dab of lisinopril keeps me from having a stroke and losing what little brains I have left.
I tried diet/exersize before I succumbed. But its the only way to keep my BP mint, and its all I'mm on... hopefully for a long while! I dont like it, but the alternative is unacceptible.
My best local bud best bud Louie has been retired for a few years now. He now owns my old 427, which is going in a '57 Ford 4 door drag car.
I dropped some extra stuff over to Louie's house and he told Bob and I how he stopped drinking and smoking once he retired.
"because I have so many cool projects I want to get to, I don't want to run out of time."
Words of wisdom from a retired Ford tech. and that's WORD! The nostalgic drag car is only one of many projects Louie is tinkering with. Man, I finally found a "retirement role model".
I never saw myself retiring fully. My mom's been fully, early retired from GM for near 30 years (RPD) . Aint done her no good. Seriously. Dad died at 47 ( 1976), working at Delco. He never had a chance.
Doing what I do , I am constrained from being "greedy" as Mike says, but other than relinquishing the yoke of responsibility one day, I still need to "buy more freedom" if I'm going to enjoy a retirement with projects and motive. Cant just play golf everyday. it would kill me inside. And even trading one's own portfolio isn't enough.
Hey Hank, I **WAS** thinking of running for office!
seriously! As a Whig, not a damn ass or pachyderm. But wifey wont let me, and my "NCO french" would go over like a lead balloon. politics can't handle masters of reality anyhow, its all superficiality. I cant do superficial lies. Therefore we may be doomed.
DUDE.... get two/three turns in office and double your SS payments with a gov't pension! No bullets, no watches, no patrols.
Honestly, I THINK ALL GOOD CITIZENS OUGHT CONSIDER THIS! The ruling elites are eating our lunch. Maybe time WE The Folks, take it back and share it amongst ourselves.
So there's my spin Hank... dont retire and sit on your laurels my fellow Americans, run for office, do some good... take the system back, and pad your SS payments with some pension credits. Take the ENTITLEMENT BACK FROM THE ENTITLED and let's run this Republic as all those white boys ( NOT ROYALS!) with guns dreamed of.
Retirement while trying to "wright" our Republic.
Yeah, wifey hasn't bought it yet either!