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Time to retire !

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  1. HarryS

    HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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    As my 67th birthday is looming I have decided it is now time to hang up my micrometer and finally retire ! I have worked for nearly 50 years as an engineer, for many different companies mainly automotive . For the last year I have worked a three day week which has eased me into retirement mode. So now I can tend to my garden and BBQ the odd sausage for Molly our cocker spaniel :wagtail: And I will also be available 24/7 for my rather dubious gardening advice ! :biggrin:
     
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    • Fat Controller

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      Well @HarryS, whilst I am sure that your skills will be missed, there can be no doubt that you deserve a long and happy retirement; and I know for sure that your advice, as well as your friendship, is greatly appreciated by us all here.
       
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      • Scrungee

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        If you've got a Cocker Spaniel you're half way to keeping yourself fully occupied, but it's a bit difficult in weather like this, but no excuses now not to get up for a walk at 4:30 in the morning before it gets too hot.
         
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        • Sandy Ground

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          @HarryS congratulations! Soon you will be wondering how you ever found the time to work!:)
           
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          • Kandy

            Kandy Will be glad to see the sun again soon.....

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            Good on you Harry,go for it as it is the best thing you can do now that you have thought about it.Mr Kandy said it is the best thing he has ever done and we both worked all our lives and are enjoying the time together:biggrin:
             
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            • pete

              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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              Good for you Harry,:blue thumb: cant wait till three years time, but then, who should wish their life away.;)
               
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              • ARMANDII

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                Congratulations Harry! You'll have half the summer left to enjoy too. :)
                 
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                • Linz

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                  Awesome! Enjoy :greenstars:
                   
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                    Harry, believe you me. You will now be even busier. You will wonder how the devil you will be able to fit everything in.lol lol lol
                     
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                      What lovely news Harry :dbgrtmb:, I hope you have a lovely retirement, enjoy yourself :)
                       
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                        Blimey Harold, nice one :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
                         
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                        • JWK

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                          Great news Harry - you've earned it :)
                           
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                            I never regreted it Harry and I am sure you won't.:blue thumb:
                             
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                              Congratulations :yay:

                              Be prepared to be busy :snorky:

                              Although I retired last century I'm still too busy to do everything I want to. :old:

                              @ARMANDII how did you manage to get that photo of Harry? :scratch: I'm not sure the red bow suits him. :noidea:
                               
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                              • HarryS

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                                Well finished work this morning after a little goodbye ceremony in my department . Did one or two odd jobs in the garden , thinking I don't have to rush now . We walked down to the restaurant on the canal and had a lovely meal sat outside . Then back home to sit in the garden with a beer and a play with Molly . We are off to the Greek islands later this week... seems OK so far, after 12 hours , this retirement lark :biggrin:
                                 
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                                  Hope you enjoy yourself............about 10 years behind you, wish I was there now :(
                                   
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                                    Enjoy yourself Harry, no alarm clock to pester you every morning now. :biggrin:
                                     
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                                      You'll still need to have some sort of routine - but a leisurely one. :dbgrtmb: You're likely to get up at a similar time to 'normal' but won't have to rush to get out and about. Breakfast when you want, shower when you want - but don't get under her feet! :snork:

                                      Many years ago, one of our neighbours retired and, after a few months, his wife said that he's driving her mad just sitting and getting in her way. She had got used to her routine at home and didn't want it disrupted too much. So she told him he had to get out of the house by 10 a.m., back for lunch and then out until 4 p.m. :rolleyespink:

                                      He quickly got some hobbies. :snorky:
                                       
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                                        Well done, we retired two years ago, now where has that time gone :th scifD36::scratch::th scifD36:
                                         
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