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    I make myown "to do lists" and no one gets to add items that I do not agree too.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    I retired and moved to a new house in a different state last August and find that I'm a little bored and don't find I'm as useful as I was when I worked. Without structure,I'm a little aimless now. When I don't take care of things I have too, I think I'm wasting my time. I'm in a 55+ community with lots of things to do: photo club, poker, pool, golf, tennis, etc. But how many diversions/hobbies can you do? It seems to be becoming make work to keep busy. Some people seem to have adapted better than me.

    My wife just broke her ankle and suddenly I'm busier, directed and find myself more useful. I may have to get some sort of part time job or volunteer work after she gets well. I can now understand why many people just don't want to retire. What's the expression? Watch what you pray for; you may get it.

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    Some people seem to have adapted better than me.
    I guess I'm one of those folks. Although I worked very hard for 45 years I wanted out much earlier but like most could not afford to. With that said, I've now got what I wanted and do enjoy it. I think for me, I was always involved in a very high stress job that involved 7/24/365 coverage. As a result I was more then willing to lay down the sword and let others take up the cause. I've never looked back. I now fill my open hours with photography.....all the time. I've been out 8 years now and never stop.
    "Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care"

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    Just fifteen years to go now!...


    Steve.
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    "Officially" retired since August, 2004, but "out of work" more than "employed" after the great telecommunications meltdown of 2001, I've concluded that retirement is addictive.

    The best comment I've heard about it came from an acquaintance who took a buyout from the Long Island RR: "Wow! Now every day is Saturday!"

    N-joy!!!

    Vince

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    Congratulations!

    You have made your escape from this carefully constructed slave system that kills the human spirit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaf-Photo View Post
    You have made your escape from this carefully constructed slave system that kills the human spirit.
    Wiser words than these are rarely uttered.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Welcome to retired life where there are no Mondays, hump days, or Fridays and every day is a weekend (or vacation). Now where did I leave my watch-as if I need it
    Bob Walberg

    The fix is in!

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    After I retired I was in a shop that specialized in clocks, and they had a wall clock for retired folks on display that had no hands. But someone else got it 'cuz I was too slow on the draw.

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    You're on permanent vacation! I hope you don't have reduced funds to hinder your photography.

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