The closer I get to retirement ...

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  1. kcsa75

    kcsa75 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    ... The better this sounds.

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    I have eight more years to go and I wake up *every morning* wanting to do just that. Somebody said that if you’re thinking about retiring … you’re already retired! Maybe mentally … but not physically unfortunately.
     
  3. Grandpa Don

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    I am really easing into retirement. I've been at my job for 53 years. I like what I do. I'm 76 in December. So far I'm fit as a fiddle and very active. No health issues. I always thought that retirement meant going to work on Friday for the last time, and on Monday being unemployed! I was not wanting to retire for a long time. But the company I work for is phasing out customers in my Desert territory. At one time I was driving 2,500 business miles per month and taking 3 or 4 service calls per day. Then about 4 years ago we lost our biggest customer in my territory. That dropped me down to 3 or 4 calls per week. About 3 years ago the workload dropped to 1 or 2 calls per week. I could see the writing on the wall. They offered to transfer me to the big city and continue to work. But I declined.

    The corporate manager came to me and asked when I was going to retire. I knew what was coming. I told him that I would not mind going to part-time work. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with no company benefits. My house was paid for, I qualified for Medical and a supplemental health plan, and I had zero outstanding debts. The company actually gave me a $3.00 an hour pay raise to accept the part-time work. It didn't take long before I was really enjoying the extra time off. Now here I am to today. I am actually taking only 2 or 4 service calls per Month and driving less that 500 miles per month.

    So a few weeks ago I notified the company that I will be fully retiring on my Birthday in December. I really eased into retirement. I had 3 years to get use to it. Now I can't wait for December!
     
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    Been retired 3.5 years. I did go back part time after a year to train another guy after my first replacement got fired. Covid hit and I haven't been back. It's all good. We go somewhere every month.
     
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    I used a large amount of accrued sick leave my last three years on the job and took the last 2 months completely off. I have been retired 3 years and haven't even considered a part time job.

    Covid kinda hampered out traveling plans. We still managed to spend 4 weeks in the TT last year.
     
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    I just retired July 1st and wondered if I would like it after working so many years full time over 40 hours per week. I have made 4 trips in the pup, totaling over 3 weeks and have not missed work one bit. I didn't enjoy breaking a leaf spring on the pup 250 miles from home but it was nice not having the pressure of getting home. I have one more long weekend planned in the pup and hate the thought of having to wait until spring again. Who knows maybe I will haul it over to the Oregon coast in November. 20210910_104404.jpg 20210909_123027.jpg 20210907_171710.jpg 20210910_110715.jpg
     
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  7. Grandpa Don

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    I have a 2003 Viking and was wondering if I should replace my springs. How did you break yours. Rough road, or what? I know they are not very expensive and should be replaced in pairs. I recently did an Axle Flip, so changing the springs would not be difficult. I'm just not sure if I should or not.
     
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    Jeri Sullivan 2006 Rockwood Freedom Gold Supporting Member

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    Grandpa Don I was leaving camp in the morning and I jumped off my leveler, only about a 3-4 inch hop but that did it in. The gentlemen who looked at it for me, and determined that was what I broke, said it had rust on the break so it had been broken for awhile, my little hop, did it completely in. It was a God thing because I took it to Les Schwab in Florence, after the gentlement blocked it up with a piece of wood, and they happen to have a pair that would fit it that someone had ordered a long time ago and never picked up. In a matter of 30 minutes and $279.00 I was up and going again. One of the guys made the comment that now he didn't have to count those springs in inventory every month anymore, made his day too.
     
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