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Old 01-11-2009, 01:28 AM   #1
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The Old Bag set out an ultimatum a couple days ago.

"You are retiring June 1, 2010".

I turned 60 on Dec. 17 and in June 2010 I'll have worked for The Vancouver Sun for 40 years. So, it all makes sense to her. Of course, we're now in the middle of falling real estate values and pension plans in jeopardy. On the other hand, newspapers keep going bankrupt.

So, I think we'll just have to go for it, and take comfort in the fact that we have the Toad. If things get really bad, we'll have a home and maybe we can star in a new reality TV show.

Les can't wait to hook up Toad and head south in the winter.

So, tonight, we turned off the TV and played Scrabble for maybe the third time in 38 years of marriage, preparing for retirement. We suck. It's 161 for me and 134 for her, but we have years to improve.

I'll have to locate a large-print, compact, unabridged Scrabble dictionary to take with us on our travels.

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Old 01-11-2009, 11:48 AM   #2
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:28 PM   #3
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Well congratulations are in order.

By the way all you need to do is find 2 or 3 new hobbies,
you'll be astounded that you had time to work.

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Old 01-11-2009, 02:50 PM   #4
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Congratulations !
How much added weight will that dictionary be? Do you ever use ai in a pinch?
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Wishing you the best! I have talked to many retirees, their only complaint! Why didn't I do it sooner!
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:34 PM   #6
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Of course, your first order of business is live until June 1, 2010 : - )
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:18 PM   #7
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ai

Now, that pretty much describes me. Not sure I've ever actually used it in a game though.

And, I appreciate all the encouragement on retiring. It's rather scary to contemplate the dramatic drop in gross income, but we can get a bigger, better house on the Island for half what this shack is worth in Vancouver. That'll put some money in the bank and I'll have a room for tying flies and making beer. Maybe even a shop. I can buy a router and make signs for Xmas gifts.....or maybe not.

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Or you could buy half of Mackenzie.....
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I already tried to sell the Old Bag on Grand Forks or Creston to no avail. I don't think heading north is in the cards. What concerns me is that this place is a tear-down and builders are waiting for a recovery. I'm hoping that by 2010 they'll be interested again.

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Old 01-12-2009, 12:38 AM   #10
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I retired 5 years ago at age 60 after 37 years with the U S Geological Survey and have been a happy camper ever since. My advice to anyone contemplating the big move, and eligible, why wait, DO IT NOW. Your still young at age 60 and if you still have good health DO IT NOW. I meet people all the time who tell me they plan to retire as soon as they "make their first million", or a grandchild graduates, mariies, has a kid or dozens of other silly reasons. Again I say DO IT NOW. Who knows what tomorow may bring. I had planned to retire at 55 but a divorce stopped that.... who knows what tomorrow may bring!

But I note you have a different situation, planning to build a retirement home. Mainly I am talking about folks contemplating full-timing but are hesitant to cut the strings. Again I advise doing it now while your good health allows. Sometimes I meet really young full-timers, often doing it right after college for a few years, then starting a career. This paralells my suggestion of doing it when you can.

If things get rough some time down the road you can always get a job at Walmart as a customer greeter, or maybe better in your case, delivering newspapers

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