Retirement Time

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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Jan 15, 2018 4:41 pm

Finally got grandma's stuff all moved this weekend, she's been staying with us since November 12th. The yard work is much less dusty since the recent rain. Time for some winter weeding and rose pruning, the lawn being mostly dormant this time of year. The heavy rain washed out a couple of bark covered areas but nothing serious.
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by LockH » Jan 15, 2018 6:42 pm

Hehe... Sorry to just be reading this thread now... "40 years + is enough, so I'm pulling the handle tomorrow and giving my 60 day notice"...
I "retired" decades ago... spent half my life "on vacation"...aka "living life below the poverty line" aka not earning - or needing - much money...
BUT. I'm thinking you've "done watts important in life"... to help leave this planet as a "better place" for future generations through your writings (about electric traction).
One example... the local library has scanned and put online dozens of books and pieces written by one of MY ancestors (back when there was no "internet"...) where in the late 1800s he wrote about "early childhood education" - and helped start a new training program in local schools. A program from Germany they called "Kinter Garten"... sound familiar? :wink:
And in 1895, as President of the Toronto Womens Enfranchisement Assoc., he posited that women should have the right to vote in elections... (Hey... Nobuddy's "perfect". Hehe...)

Anyway... While my family (mostly the "males") have been "military" for MANY generations- sad fact of human existence - `round here, the "war of 1812" is still a "big deal"... while three years later, in 1815 I had ancestors fighting in today's Belgium, around a small town "Waterloo"... one a Welsh guy/gunner fighting for the English, another guy and his three sons fighting for Napoleon... again, I suggest that the "best" one might do is to leave this planet as a "better place" for future generations through their writings.

... and in this regard you are one of my heroes. Sir!

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Re: Retirement Time

Post by LockH » Jan 15, 2018 7:34 pm

Hehe... Speaking of heroes... You'll have to "get in line". It's a very exclusive club... ya have to die to get admitted...
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by zro-1 » Jan 15, 2018 9:29 pm

Congrats Finger on the retirement. I'm sorry things got a bit dramatic as you were trying to move.

I am pretty lucky in that I have the best job in the world (for me) and I plan on doing it till I can't any longer. I'm a system/software engineer in case any of you were wondering. When I do leave this job, I want to retire in Belize. Unfortunately you can't start a business there as a non-native. But... I have some ideas about that and I think that they'd work for many of you guys too.

First: There are lots of total idiots making tons of money posting youtube videos. With all the knowledge you guys have, I bet you could post a series of in-depth ebike videos and make some bucks.
Second: If you're making shippable items, you can throw together a web-store and sell your stuff online. Sith sites like Shopify and squarespace, it's gotten very easy to create an ecommerce website.

I also wanted to chime in on the whole mortgage stuff you guys had been talking about. I had a really great experience getting a refi on my house through rocket mortgage. They were very easy to work with and were super friendly and provided information, advice, and one-on-one conversations when I needed it. I am not affiliated with them in any way, but I had a great experience using them, so figured I'd share here.
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Jan 20, 2018 2:40 am

Was going to take grandma to the Social Security Office on Monday, but now the shutdown nixed that. :(
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Jan 30, 2018 12:59 am

I have to start pruning the roses, about a dozen in front and half a dozen in back so no flowers for a while. They have been trimmed with hedge clippers for years, and need a proper thinning to encourage new canes. One rose bush might even require replacing, but I'll let it go and see if it can recover this year. If it can't produce basal canes instead of suckers eventually it's a goner. Also time to yank a few dead annuals and dandelions, mow the back yard, and clear the patio of what's left from the recent wind.
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Feb 09, 2018 12:30 am

Roses done. Fed and watered the stumpy one. Weeds pulled and sprayed gravel areas and cracks for more weeds sprouting after the last rain. Mowed the rear lawn and vacuumed up the last of the leaves. Might have to water a few spots with the hose to carry it over until the next rain. If we don't get any, I'll have to turn on the sprinklers every other week. :(
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Feb 12, 2018 3:37 am

It's quite a bit colder at 2,000 feet than it was at elevation 15 feet 3 miles from the ocesn, my feet are finding out tonight. Oliver can feel it as well. The ladies seem to be better insulated than us guys. :P
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