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Post-Vacation Letdown

Discussion in 'TUG Lounge' started by DaveNW, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Panina

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    Stop waiting and worrying and just keep enjoying. It does drop at times but then I pick it up when I can and don’t look back.

    Because the shoe dropped this year I missed two consecutive weeks at Main 84 Kenneport, Maine in the penthouse and two consecutive weeks at Chetoa in Blowing Rock, NC., my two favorite places. Life happens. I was in Key West and Marco Island for over a month this year and look forward to my fall timeshare weeks.
     
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    My countdown to retirement is 14 more work days. Pulled the plug one year ahead of what I was thinking. Unfortunately (fortunately) husband has to work for a few more years.

    Joan
     
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    Congratulations! My husband, too, is pulling the plug 4 months ahead of schedule at the end of this year. Actually- he was even going to wait another year after that so I could have health insurance, but he can't do it and I don't blame him. As circumstances have it, it is working out for him to retire sooner. In fact- I wish he was retired right now!

    As for me- I was forced out of work in Sept. when I had 3 more years planned, but I am glad to be done.

    Enjoy your retirement! Maybe your husband will be able to cut his work years short also!
     
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    Thanks for the encouraging reply, I’m an optimist, so I’ll worry about that shoe after it drops.
    Safe travels!
    Silentg
     
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    I hear ya. I will be here 31 years in August...Not too many still around from when I started. Not sure where I am on the seniority list anymore. Lots have left in the last couple of years because of the changes made around here.

    If I go to 67 (OMG I hope I don't have to) I have 5964 calendar days to go...:( DH is around 1000. That's gonna be hard to be around. That's what I get for marrying an old duffer:p.
     
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    If I do actually retire on schedule, at the end of 2019, I’ll have worked 47.5 years in IT. I’m amazed at all I’ve learned, (and forgotten I knew), but mostly about how fast the time has flown. It’s been one heck of a run. But I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. :D

    Dave
     
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    Don't worry about what you want to do when you grow up. Now is the time to live like a kid for the rest of the way.
     
  8. Panina

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    You can be anything you want. That is the luxury of retirement.
     
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    We're nearing the end of two weeks on Cape Cod. I really miss my adjustable bed! My back hurts with this one.
     
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    Yes. With responsibilities we've had at home, I feel that the best years for our travels would have been the years from 2012 until 2017. Now knee and shoulder problems might prohibit the kind of travel we want to do. For example, Europe for 3 months at a time where there are villages built on hills and cliffs with lots of steps and upstairs rooms. Traveling by train. Just lots of inconveniences that would not have been so five years ago and worry that they will only be worse as the years pass.
     
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    Patti's Mom was an Educator in Oregon - Teacher and Administrator - covered by the State Retirement System. She always told Patti retire as early as possible. So we did.
     
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    Maybe you can’t do the travel you planned and wanted to do but there are so many places you can go with your knee and shoulder problems, you might end up liking more.
     
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    I just got an adjustable bed. You don’t know what you are missing until you get one. Wheras I use to wake up every 2 hours, now I sleep through 6-7 hours.
     
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    DaveNW, look at the bright side you have completed 96% of the days needed for your retirement. You are on the minus days countdown T - 187 Days and counting.:wave: for retirement.
     
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    I can't even imagine sleeping through that long. I can't sleep at all.
     
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    Neither could I. I was always exhausted. It didn’t happen right away. Each night a little more. I kept adjusting the positions. Now any bed can be adjustable. I purchased at Mattress Firm and they sell bases alone too.
     
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    Maryann, I was called to grand jury duty last year (I live in NYS also). Pretty much everyone got picked, but if someone was able to show that they had a vacation reservation made prior to the call date, they were allowed to get off.
    I had not booked anything that winter, and I had to serve 4 full weeks. The upside is that I can't be called for another 8 years.
     
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    Thanks.

    With our timeshares I guess I could print out the dates we always have each year from the owners websites. I don't have actual confirmations, but we never exchange.

    He could also show the airline tickets for the Sept. vacation.

    It also said that if you get off this time you have to be recalled in 6 months. But in 6 months we could be moving. Not sure what happens with that situation. So that is why my husband didn't try to get out of it in the first place.
    What a pain....
     
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    We will have to check into this when we move because we need a new mattress but are holding off until we move
     
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    Soon you will be a Double Digit Midget.
     
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    We got an adjustable bed last year from a friend who didn’t like it. It came with the house she bought.
    We found a guy with a truck that went and got the bed brought it to our house and set it up for us. It was brand new and it’s been great. Are the bases expensive to buy? We might put one in one of the spare bedrooms for when we have guests.
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    For a guest room I feel they are expensive. If you go mattress firms website you can see prices. Sometimes you can do better. I actually got one that also vibrates, has a night light and area to plug you phone in as it was on sale for half price as it was just introduced and was hundreds cheap then the simplest model I was going to get. I personally do not like the vibration so I don’t use it.
     
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    Once, not enuff prospective jurors showed up for a grand jury in a small county.
    The judge told the bailiff to round up more people in the hallways.

    In Florida, you're entitled to be excused if you're 70 or older.
    Now that I've retired and collecting SS, that's my next marker.
    .
     
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    It has saved my life as far as ridding me of back and sciatica problems! I can really tell the difference when I sleep in a regular bed. Glad you found sleep through one too.
     
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