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Old 06-11-2018, 04:44 PM
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First day of retirement. Took a friend fly fishing. Wanted to take the corvette out, but it started raining when I got home. Drinking beer now

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Age 74 here, arthritic as hell, wife got interested in home remodeling and so does light paint work down LO, no ladders....and so I got dragged out last week to look at a damn rear door project on some POS house an old investor friend still owns, tenant wants to buy it.....

so the back door is a major mess, new door by stepson and his GF.....not done correctly....chased around all day today for some 6 hours, trying to get the damn thing installed right, and finished off to look decent.....the problems came about NOT because of OUR efforts, but the workmanship done over many decades on that joint, making our job a super BITCH....

but we beat the rain..... wait till that cheapskate investor gets the BILL on this nasty assed project......

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I played music for two hours with 14 other musicians this morning, posted in ot, and now i'am watching Gunsmoke reruns.
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I have been retired for 17 years, and today I cleaned out the hot tub, and am going without chemicals on refill.
I found a more natural way to keep it clean, and bacteria free with natural products as opposed to chlorine.

For the rest of the day(it is now 2pm), I am going out and mow the grass, then take the dog to the park, then kick back for the rest of the day.

Bob.
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sharpened some knives and throwing stars, and loaded some 9MM bullets
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I've been exhausted all day. Up at 5am, and out for my 20 mile morning bike ride. Decided to stretch it out this morning, and went 21 miles. I'll sleep good tonight.
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I have been sick as a dog for the last few days. Sucks.

Nice trout! Yum!
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Age 74 here, arthritic as hell, wife got interested in home remodeling and so does light paint work down LO, no ladders....and so I got dragged out last week to look at a damn rear door project on some POS house an old investor friend still owns, tenant wants to buy it.....

so the back door is a major mess, new door by SIL and his GF.....not done correctly....chased around all day today for some 6 hours, trying to get the damn thing installed right, and finished off to look decent.....the problems came about NOT because of OUR efforts, but the workmanship done over many decades on that joint, making our job a super BITCH....

but we beat the rain..... wait till that cheapskate investor gets the BILL on this nasty assed project......

Your son-in-law has a girl-friend? If mine did my daughter would be pissed.
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Worked on my '65 Corvair puting in new rear wheel bearing units
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Got on the internet and had my name & phone number removed from 8 web sites. Loafed the rest of the day.
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Just beginning retirement.

moved topsoil and stained 1/2 of our 1200 square foot, exotic hardwood deck.

Off to Europe on Wednesday for an 8 day Danube river cruise and another week driving from Budapest through the Alps and back.

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We moved to this house last year, and it's needed a lot of improvements & updates, which have kept me pretty busy. If I wasn't retired, I'd never get everything done.

Today I started a project to replace the crappy old outdoor faucets with frostproof ones, & add a new one closer to the driveway. One bad solder joint set me back a bit, so this job will continue tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by calguy View Post
I have been retired for 17 years, and today I cleaned out the hot tub, and am going without chemicals on refill.
I found a more natural way to keep it clean, and bacteria free with natural products as opposed to chlorine.

For the rest of the day(it is now 2pm), I am going out and mow the grass, then take the dog to the park, then kick back for the rest of the day.

Bob.


You really should start a new thread about this system of yours because I would like to learn more.


I did what I always do on Mondays. Take the trash to the dump and hit the grocery store. Raining like a bitch here so I surfed OT, vacuumed, and drank two beers. Playing 18 in the morning so I will be in bed by 9:00.
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66 years old in two weeks, been retired for 10 years, but initially had a part time gig for 4 years, after being retired for a year.

This morning, my wife and I went to the nursing home to visit her aunt, and when we got home, I cut the lawn, then drove the "grass clipping picker-upper" around. That took a little over 2 hours. had lunch, then took a shower, and made a "supply run to the liquor store. A little later we had dinner. Helped with the dishes, and now I'm on CFOT.

Last week, I painted one of our bathrooms. There was a lot of masking and cutting in, around a mirror, a vanity, a shower stall and a couple of towel racks. This slowed the job considerably, and it also took two coats of paint to cover, so the job took 2 days (Tues.-Wed.).

Detailed the Corvette on Friday of last week.....
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Wow....exciting stuff. Maybe I will just keep working.
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Just turned 65 this last March, lived in Florida my whole life, retired when I was 57, mainly worked real estate sales, but with a few other jobs thrown in over the years. Didn't retire with a lot of money, but enough to do what I want. My secret to a good retirement is not having any bills.

My normal schedule now is fly my RC planes in the morning, go out to lunch, take a nap, sometimes take a spin down Clearwater or Madeira Bch in the afternoon (in C5 or Thunderbird), stop for a beer or two and watch the girls go by. At night watch baseball. Simple but keeps me fairly sane.
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Worked ! And, I actually liked it . 64 is way to young to retire.
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Took a shower. Hit the ATM. Drove the Vette 40 miles. Bought a new battery for the bike. About to install the battery, fuel the bike, and head out for a ride.

Forgot to make coffee
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Originally Posted by calguy View Post
I have been retired for 17 years, and today I cleaned out the hot tub, and am going without chemicals on refill.
I found a more natural way to keep it clean, and bacteria free with natural products as opposed to chlorine.

For the rest of the day(it is now 2pm), I am going out and mow the grass, then take the dog to the park, then kick back for the rest of the day.

Bob.
Have you tried bromine with a floater instead of chlorine? My son tried the natural way and ended up with bacteria in the tub.
John

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Worked on my '65 Corvair puting in new rear wheel bearing units
My first car was '65 Corvair Corsa coupe, 140 hp.
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