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post #1 of 9 Old 09-18-2018, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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At 66 finally retiring after 36 years of working at Nuclear facilities. Only 8 days left then I am out of here with lots of time for the open road.
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Congrats, you made it.



Still at least 31 years for me....if I'm lucky that is...

My computer is fighting Aids and Cancer in it's idle time, and yours?
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I'm almost in the same boat, 496 days and counting. Let us know what you do the first week off. I'm thinking it will start with a very very old bottle of scotch.

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Almost exactly five years for me, til that full retirement age of 66.5 years! I can see the light now lol. I like that old bottle of scotch idea!
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Already started on the first "honey-do" of many. Finishing the landscaping of the front yard. My son is helping me a lot and we should be done this coming weekend at the end of summer. Travel plans coming up with an Alaskan cruise my wife has been wanting to do. Then next year off to Germany, Hungary and France to visit some of her relatives. Hopefully a little time for some riding thrown in there somewhere. Going back to riding with some old friends from the GWRRA that I have missed. That's about all for the near forseeable future.
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I'll be 54 next month. The plan is to get myself in a position to go part time (three or four days a week instead of the current five and a half) by my 60th.
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Wednesday the 26th is my last day of work at the site then Thursday is all downtown doing the paperwork part of the exit process. Kind of a bitter/sweet thing after 36 years here. I imagine it will take a while getting used to not having someplace I need to go every day, but I think that I can get used to that. Maybe get a part time job to help fill the hours. Anyway, 2 more days out here then I am gone. All, keep the wheel side down and enjoy the ride while you can. Best wishes to you all.
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having been unemployed for a long time (medical reasons) I can tell you that it is a strange thing when the alarm clock doesn't wake you up in the morning. But you'll get used to it.

If you get too bored (or if you should start to feel useless as some people unfortunately do...) you can always try voluntary work for charities like the red cross for example.

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I'll be 54 next month. The plan is to get myself in a position to go part time (three or four days a week instead of the current five and a half) by my 60th.
Keith - this is a brilliant idea. I went down to a four day week about three years ago and I love it.
I'm typing this on a Thursday evening and it's great knowing I have three days off in front of me.
I'm 49 and mortgage free through hard work and wise decisions in life so I have addressed the work/home life balance to skew it more in my favor. If we are really busy at work i have to work friday but it probably happens about half a dozen times a year.
If you can wrangle it with your employer then go for it I say.

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