Some thoughts on Retirement and Dropping out
24 August 2014 | Seattle
Gooood-byyyyye; thats rght We're out a heeee-heee. That's right we're history, gone like a cold wind in summer, we got an "E" ticket to ride this magic sea horse to warmer climes, tropical beaches and palm trees in exchange for fir trees and snow balls baby, rollin rollin rolin keep this seahorse rollin. ¡hasta luego! baby, ciao baby, ¡adiós! amigos, via con dos com padre; ¡hasta lavesta baby! Gone -- fretted away, Happy trails to you, until we meet again. Taken the stars from the night and the sun from the day! It's off to margarita villa for us and a never ending vacation. We be gone, with not a cloud in our heart. Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.
After some three years of preparation and sacrifice of time, energy and most of our money invested in what some would call a pipe dream we finally have our Seahorse completely refitted (commonly called a boat or a hole in the water to throw money into) & we well be headed out of Puget Sound to make the big left turn as it's commonly referred to. Everything that can be done is and we are as ready as can be. Next major stop is San Francisco.
On another note I've been retired now for six weeks and have worked harder at getting ready to become sociological drop outs than I ever did at the Lazy "B"! My bones are sore as are the muscles attached to them but I am making the adjustment to what I hope will be our last life change. It gets easier after you have done it a few times and now that I'm in the fall or winter of my life (I'm not quit sure how to tell) I'm not eager to do anything but enjoy the time we have left to truly experience life. Having said that I offer up some quips on not having to get up at 5 or 6 in the morning as I now sleep until 8 or 9 if I like. No more driving or traffic for me, no deadlines, I don't answer the phone if I don't want to, no rude people or the stupid ass jerks, no depressing six o'clock news and I have been filling my days with boat and sailing stuff. Instead I offer up the following thoughts;
I'm retired -- goodbye tension, hello pension! A fixed income is restrictive.
Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without spending money.
Retirement: World's longest coffee break.
I've been attending lots of seminars in my retirement. They're called naps.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there would be a shortage of fishing poles.
I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day.
Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
Retirement: That's when you return from work one day and say, "Hi, Honey, I'm home -- forever."
Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.
Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.
When a man retires, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income.
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. Now life begins.
A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job