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I have found out that being retired in the summertime means no time for rest. (my first full year of retirement)
I finally got the garden & greenhouse caught up. Made several soil boxes for "raised bed no-till" style out of 2 Xs.
Built a Greenhouse for a buddy.
Mowed grass several times & like a dummy fertilized it today (raining) so I can mow it more frequently ??? Honey do's. Trim trees & brush. Weed whack. Kill & pull weeds. Planted new grass in "winter kill" spots. Made a mini screening box & used a vibrating sander to shake the box, for compost to screen it. Making & screening compost. Mowed grass again. Cleaned & fixed mower. Cleaned shop from several projects so I could find some of my tools.

WHO DID ALL THIS STUFF WHEN I WAS WORKING?
(nobody, I guess, it just all didn't get done)
(Very little time for fishing & golf with friends.)

Today it's raining so I got a little break.
Salmon will be running soon so I'll have to get the new smoker made & hire a farmer to come in and "bale hay" in my yard. LOL

Any of you "experienced retired folks" have some advice?
So far all I'm doing is working harder than ever & not getting paid!

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My advise is to just do what you want to/feel like doing and don't worry about what's left. I have found that it will still be there when you decide you want to do it.

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Hi Dave

Sounds good,,don't put off what can do today you may not get a chance to do it tomorrow retirement is great but not made to sit on your ass..what you don't use you lose..that's all of the quotes for now ...

" Salmon will be running soon" now that sounds like fun...
Do you salt them down or freeze them...? I did that a time or two in Colorado and had so much fish for a long time...in the freezer ..I think I still do have some....

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I have found out that being retired in the summertime means no time for rest. (my first full year of retirement)
I finally got the garden & greenhouse caught up. Made several soil boxes for "raised bed no-till" style out of 2 Xs.
Built a Greenhouse for a buddy.
Mowed grass several times & like a dummy fertilized it today (raining) so I can mow it more frequently ??? Honey do's. Trim trees & brush. Weed whack. Kill & pull weeds. Planted new grass in "winter kill" spots. Made a mini screening box & used a vibrating sander to shake the box, for compost to screen it. Making & screening compost. Mowed grass again. Cleaned & fixed mower. Cleaned shop from several projects so I could find some of my tools.

WHO DID ALL THIS STUFF WHEN I WAS WORKING?
(nobody, I guess, it just all didn't get done)
(Very little time for fishing & golf with friends.)

Today it's raining so I got a little break.
Salmon will be running soon so I'll have to get the new smoker made & hire a farmer to come in and "bale hay" in my yard. LOL

Any of you "experienced retired folks" have some advice?
So far all I'm doing is working harder than ever & not getting paid!



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Welcome to the life of the retiree. You do twice as much for free, I was going to say half the money, but the facts are it is for free.

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George,
that's safe advice, "if you don't do it, it'll still be there". So True

Hi Bj
Good advice "retirement is great but not made to sit on your ass..what you don't use you lose." although losing some of my ass would be a good thing

So true Jerry,
everybody (friend & neighbors) think you have all kinds of time & some of it must be theirs for free. Although good friends always pay back in many many ways, it the other ones I'm learning to say "I don't have time to do .... whatever". Sometimes anyway.

Being real busy isn't a bad thing, a few guys I knew retired & did nothing & aren't around now.

Fun learning new stuff, retirement's the same way, fun learning how to retire. When I get old I'll have time to look back & smile.

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The old saying "you can't teach old dogs new tricks?, well this old dog loves to learn new tricks, that's what keep me going. I like that part “When I get old I'll have time to look back & smile". Back when I was in my twenties, my mentor said "When you are in your 60's you will look back and those were the good old days" or was it "daze"!!?? Can't remember".


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Fun learning new stuff, retirement's the same way, fun learning how to retire. When I get old I'll have time to look back & smile.

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There is another quote for the retired, that I use quite often,'Always put off 'til tomorrow what I don't want to do today'.



A friend is a good egg even if they are slightly cracked!

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Ther is another quote that I use quite often, good when you are retired.
"Always put off 'til tomorrow what I don't want to do today".

Looks like I made my point twice, oh well!!



A friend is a good egg even if they are slightly cracked!

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Dave,

Just do "whatever". There are some things that have to get done, some that can wait forever.
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