NFR I am retired!

Theron

Active Member
#1
I retired yesterday after nearly 36 years. I am going to relax and do nothing for a couple of weeks and then start getting the house ready to put on the market. My wife and I plan to head to Whidbey Island in march and find a place to rent for a few months. We plan the big move for April. Can't wait to get to the PNW.
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#3
Congratulations. You are going to love it! I've been "out" for 18 months after nearly 50 years and am busier doing the things I want to do than I ever was before. Good luck on your move.
 

Smalma

Active Member
#4
Congrats on your retirement!!

Sounds like you will be having a busy few months. I retired in June of 2005 (can it be that long?) and still am surprised how busy I stay. Of course 5 grandkids (# 6 on the way), two dogs, a large garden (still expanding), an understanding wife and my retirement goal of fishing/hunting 150 to 200 days a year pretty much assure that I'll stay busy.

Curt
 

Theron

Active Member
#8
Yeah, it will take some getting used to retirement. Kind of like "What Day is tomorrow. Saturday. The day after tomorrow? Saturday! The day after that? Saturday!" We hope to pick up a pram for use on Pass and Lone and we have a new Harley picked out to replace our worn out Road King. Gonna be a good ride!
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#9
Well welcome to retirement. I retired in 1999. Going on 15 years now. But unless you like to fish alone, that's the way it is. I do a few honeys does now and then. But not much more than that. I don't want to over work myself and not have the strength to throw a few flies around.
 

Krusty

Active Member
#10
Congratulations! May you have a long and healthy retirement...you earned it.

May I ask if you have a defined benefit pension, deferred comp plan, or a combination of the two?

The reason I ask is that many retirees don't fully comprehend what an oddity a pension will become for those who follow, as employers continue to move away from pensions towards deferred compensation. I've seen figures of only about 15% of private sector employers still providing traditional DB pensions (and that's declining), while about 88% of government employers are still offerring DB pensions.

And, finally, welcome to Washington! it's a fine place to live despite what Old Man says.
 

psycho

Active Member
#11
14 years for me, it's a hell of a lot better than working. Union DB plans plus registered retirement savings plans works great for me and my wife.:D
 

Krusty

Active Member
#12
Well welcome to retirement. I retired in 1999. Going on 15 years now. But unless you like to fish alone, that's the way it is. I do a few honeys does now and then. But not much more than that. I don't want to over work myself and not have the strength to throw a few flies around.
But that's the same work ethic you displayed at the 'Lazy B'! :)
 
#13
That's great, I'm happy for you and I can hardly wait to join you ( couple more years). Whidbey will be quite a change from Nebraska, I think you'll like it.

Krusty, I herd somewhere were only 3% of workers in the U.S. have defined benefit pension plans, I'm continually grateful for mine.
 

Roper

Idiot Savant
#14
Welcome, we'll likely see you on the water. You'll need to hook up with Islander and Jeff Dodd, they're the local gurus on Lone Lake.
 
#15
Eleven years now. The best 11 years of my life. I retired early and have not regretted a moment. The time has been worth far more than the extra money.

Jerry