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Old 05-17-2021, 07:22 PM   #41
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logical thinking 101
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Old 05-17-2021, 08:46 PM   #42
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I think he was being funny - actually it was quite funny in a way. But the underlying message was that retirement is the time when you have the time to soliloquise like that, and have people get it... I did anyway...a bit like the old saying of 'having nothing to do, and all day to do it in'...sort of...
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I think he was being funny - actually it was quite funny in a way. But the underlying message was that retirement is the time when you have the time to soliloquise like that, and have people get it... I did anyway...a bit like the old saying of 'having nothing to do, and all day to do it in'...sort of...
Yeah. Because that lunatic rant really provided the OP with useful information to a legitimate question. Good grief.
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Yeah. Because that lunatic rant really provided the OP with useful information to a legitimate question. Good grief.
Demonstrates the abundance of time available to ask all of the rhetorical questions that have bothered him over a lifetime of working.
The OP can use that new found time to sort out his options.
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Old 05-17-2021, 10:27 PM   #45
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Demonstrates the abundance of time available to ask all of the rhetorical questions that have bothered him over a lifetime of working.
The OP can use that new found time to sort out his options.
Or, rather than a juvenile attempt at being funny, the OP could be provided with answers to his questions. Of course, we could just do fart jokes and let him figure out the relevance to his question.
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Nicely written actually, but zilch to do with the thread. Unless just, "taking the piss". Talking of 'piss", I doubt he`s had a kidney stone.
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Old 05-19-2021, 01:49 AM   #47
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Or, rather than a juvenile attempt at being funny, the OP could be provided with answers to his questions. Of course, we could just do fart jokes and let him figure out the relevance to his question.
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Nicely written actually, but zilch to do with the thread. Unless just, "taking the piss". Talking of 'piss", I doubt he`s had a kidney stone.
Actually, the OP has already received a plethora, (that's a good word), of advice re his 'retirement vision', much positive, some negative, but the thread was getting a bit top heavy. I think swa , prompted by the thread title, put up his piece by the desire to lighten the thread up a bit, and entertain at the same time, by highlighting another facet of being retired - and I think he achieved that.

I think Bryant needs to have a beer himself - or other preferred drink - and lay back and soak up the enjoyment of being retired, and if he isn't...maybe needs to think about it - it's quite catchy, and something to look forward to.

As to Bruce's suggestion of the passing of a kidney stone - never have myself, but treated many who have/are - and I got the strong impression it might even edge out the kick in the you know whats, and be very comparable to child birth.

Ok, thread hijack over, and back to the serious stuff...
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Old 05-19-2021, 12:38 PM   #49
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After doing some fishing yesterday I sat down and had a cold beer.
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Time for another beer.
Very funny. Thanks, I needed the laugh this morning!

Fits right in with the title of the thread, "Retirement Vision."

Perfect.

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It appears most important points have already been mentioned by experienced members here on TF so I will make my recommendation short. I would strongly recommend not selling the house, cars and everything else to buy and live on any boat. There are just too many risks and issues which come with this life style that you need to figure out first. Suggest you charter a boat for two weeks and see how you feel then if you are still interested try for something small and inexpensive to spend time on the water "all year" for at least one year then possibly make your final decision. After living aboard part time (Mon - Fri) for a couple of years we always enjoyed leaving the boat for home and the yard knowing that we could return when we wanted and not being trapped. Living aboard can be great but it also can be a nightmare so take it slow.

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Old 05-26-2021, 06:36 PM   #51
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After living aboard part time (Mon - Fri) for a couple of years we always enjoyed leaving the boat for home and the yard knowing that we could return when we wanted and not being trapped. Living aboard can be great but it also can be a nightmare so take it slow.

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Wifey B: Part of retirement is freedom. Freedom to cruise or stay on land, to do nothing or to work even. However, in protecting your freedom, you must protect choices until sure you don't need them. Freedom to boat and travel anywhere in the world is great, but you indicate as I would feel still having the need for the freedom to return to land and back to the boat when you want. Many don't need the freedom to return to the land home but you just can't be sure until you do it.

For me, it's not the house itself, but it's all my ^%#$ extended family and friends who are there when I'm there and I can't live without now. What happened to us being loners who didn't need family and others? Where the &^$$^% did all these people we care about come from?

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Wifey B: Never was to us. We didn't have birth families alive or that we cared about but then we up adopted a sister and parents and then moved to our current home and our family became humongous. However, for many, family isn't there or important. I have no living birth family. My hubby has lots of cousins and aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews but we haven't seen any of them in 15 years and have no desire to see them again. Not people we want to be with and I'm sure they feel the same about us. We also have many around us who don't have "birth families" in their lives and all we can do is encourage them to build their own families. Let's just not assume everyone has family. Many elderly in FL haven't seen family in years. Many young people had breaks with family as teens. Unfortunately, for many, the traditional family concept is dead. I know many cruisers whose families are most definitely now the cruiser community.
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Wifey B: Never was to us. We didn't have birth families alive or that we cared about but then we up adopted a sister and parents and then moved to our current home and our family became humongous. However, for many, family isn't there or important. I have no living birth family. My hubby has lots of cousins and aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews but we haven't seen any of them in 15 years and have no desire to see them again. Not people we want to be with and I'm sure they feel the same about us. We also have many around us who don't have "birth families" in their lives and all we can do is encourage them to build their own families. Let's just not assume everyone has family. Many elderly in FL haven't seen family in years. Many young people had breaks with family as teens. Unfortunately, for many, the traditional family concept is dead. I know many cruisers whose families are most definitely now the cruiser community.

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