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Are u retired what fun things r u doing? #2960860
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Just thinking about retiring want to still keep busy any thoughts?


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First 2 years of retirement went into fixing things around the house and property. Third year been riding the Harley a lot with the wife. Now have more free time and had to get another project car to tinker with in the garage, so went out and bought a front engine dragster. Never been happier in my life. Retirement is great. Also help the four kids with there projects. Always busy. Plan on traveling a little more next year if the Covid thing is over. More time to see friends at the car cruises in the evenings.

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Re: Are u retired what fun things r u doing? [Re: maximus] #2960876
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Thats Awesome!Thanks makes me think! drive


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Re: Are u retired what fun things r u doing? [Re: rdrnr6970] #2960878
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I seem to be busier now. Always something to do..No regrets. For example yesterday, took trash to the dump, finished cutting grass, changed the lawn mower blades and washed the car and went to the store to pick up some things. Thursday I picked up the new exhaust manifold for my truck and installed it and so on....

Re: Are u retired what fun things r u doing? [Re: mopars4ever] #2960881
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Yeah between house projects,organizing our shop building,,,maybe work aliitle low stress job..Ie..autozone,some car place..i thought about working for a boat builder but i dont know that much about boats.lol!Just to make alittle extra money...maybe a car project in our future.Well see. drive


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Re: Are u retired what fun things r u doing? [Re: maximus] #2960906
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Originally Posted by maximus
First 2 years of retirement went into fixing things around the house and property. Third year been riding the Harley a lot with the wife. Now have more free time and had to get another project car to tinker with in the garage, so went out and bought a front engine dragster. Never been happier in my life. Retirement is great. Also help the four kids with there projects. Always busy. Plan on traveling a little more next year if the Covid thing is over. More time to see friends at the car cruises in the evenings.


Pretty much the same exact story. First couple years fixing "some day" projects around the house. Finally have my shop nearly completed. Finally am going to be able to work on projects I've been buying parts for almost 50 years. Trying to do more traveling, there are places in this great country I've never seen that I want to before I croak.

If I could have afforded it I would have retired at 62 rather than 64.


Wife says too many cars, liquidation coming soon......
Re: Are u retired what fun things r u doing? [Re: 6PakBee] #2960926
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every day around here seems like a monday ! stuff breaking, doc & hospital visits, house falling down.................... panic
i need to get a job so i have time to work on fun stuff. biggrin
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tsk ..... Village idiot huh ? .... come out from your hiding place and let us GO .... tow 2 TOE ! biggrin
Re: Are u retired what fun things r u doing? [Re: dOc - 3.0 !] #2960946
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I just retired the end of last year. Been busy with the move and fixing my new lace and the kids new place, plus watching the grand daughter. I have about ten semi big thing to do to the Cuda, such as put in the new transmission, fix the door hinges, repaint it, and do the headliner, so no I am not busy at all. grin

Re: Are u retired what fun things r u doing? [Re: 67vertman] #2960971
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I’m 60 and plan on retiring next fall, tired of working 12 hour swing shifts. I used to fish a lot in the winter but haven’t the last several years. I considered selling my boat but decided to keep it for retirement. I used to build houses and kept all of my tools when I quit to work in chemical plants so I can do small jobs if I want. I’ve never traveled much so my plan is to take about a month and see the west.

Listening to my wife’s plans I may have to get a after retirement job for some rest/relief. laugh2

Re: Are u retired what fun things r u doing? [Re: justinp61] #2960975
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My wife said youve worked 32 years its good to retire.Now just dont get a stressful job,work part time.Maybe i could sell cars!lol!

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Re: Are u retired what fun things r u doing? [Re: rdrnr6970] #2960982
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Been retired for 30+ years. At the risk of roiling the mods, I have taken up ammo reloading since there's little/none to be had. A new learning experience.


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I was originally thinking retire this month.
Job opportunity presented itself about 6 months ago I couldnt pass up.
So Im thinking give it a year,,,,maybe 2 years, tops. then do what I want ,,,when I want

Re: Are u retired what fun things r u doing? [Re: John_Kunkel] #2960991
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Retired 3 years ago after 30 years. I keep real busy with the wife, kids, cars, houseboat, jet boat, and our mid century modern home. Never a dull moment since the day I left!


It really doesn't matter whether you win or loose...
as long as you look good doing it!

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Re: Are u retired what fun things r u doing? [Re: John_Kunkel] #2961003
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Originally Posted by John_Kunkel
Been retired for 30+ years. At the risk of roiling the mods, I have taken up ammo reloading since there's little/none to be had. A new learning experience.


I’ve been rolling my own for years, a hobby within a hobby.

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Re: Are u retired what fun things r u doing? [Re: rdrnr6970] #2961005
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I was forced into retirement last year. I was on the path to retirement at the time but didn't yet have all the pieces in place. Not good. I ended up having to sell my house to clear a bunch of debt. I took what was left of my equity and bought some land. I am now in the process of building a house as the owner builder. I'm hoping to reclaim some equity by doing that.

The new house will have a 4 car garage and once it is finished I will start restoring my Charger.

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Oct 1st will mark the beginning of my 4th year of retirement. My official retirement date was 10/2018.
I did another full year of just mornings (self employed, and had many customers I only saw a few times a year).
The 1st year I finished building a 39 Dodge pickup hot rod and discovered I didn't fit in it very well. I pretty much quit working on other people's stuff 10/2019.
At the beginning of 2020, I located a 49 Dodge pickup project, which I started in July, 2020, after the 39 sold. I plated the 49 in June 2021, its not done, but it is road worthy and will get body work and paint next year.

Then I started cleaning things up around the shop and the house. I've been running a welding shop out of my 2 car garage for 20 years. This winter, I intend to be able to park 2 cars in my two car garage. Its getting close, but time is running out.

Next year I will finish up the 49, then we intend to cruise either my 48 Plymouth coupe, or my 49 Dodge pickup. I would like to see what not having a time commitment looks like. I can tell you I won't be spending my time sitting in the lazy boy doing nothing.
I feel that one chapter in my life is nearly complete. I don't know exactly what the next chapter looks like, but I'm looking forward to the change. Gene

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I'm busier than ever before since retiring in March. No work schedule to use as an excuse for putting off what needs done. #1 priority is getting the hell out of this sad state. Bought a house and acres in Missouri (closing is next week), so I'm keeping busy preparing to move. I have more stuff than i really need and will be selling off and giving away a lot of it. Luckily i won't have to sell the current home anytime soon so there's no rush in making the move.
Gonna miss the 48' x 36' shop because the garage on the property in Mo. is a touch smaller, meaning that the nonessential MoPar parts, blocks, and transmissions will most likely be put up for sale at the next swap meet in Indy (that's IF it happens). Sorting through and labeling the parts has kept me busy.
Been putting the Dart back together too. Will be ready for the Moparty in Bowling Green.



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Re: Are u retired what fun things r u doing? [Re: rdrnr6970] #2961235
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Originally Posted by rdrnr6970
Just thinking about retiring want to still keep busy any thoughts?

Try using full words instead of texting like a silly kid!

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