Semi retirement!

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Jeepocaster, Nov 21, 2021.

  1. Jeepocaster

    Jeepocaster Senior Stratmaster

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    I’ve cut way back to 20-24 hours/week. Aaahhhhh! That’s more like it! Sold our house and bought a retirement place, and now we’re debt-free. Going to be playing a lot more!
     
  2. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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    I've cut back to 0 hours per week. Retirement is everything its cracked up to be
     
  3. SIngles Forever

    SIngles Forever Strat-O-Master

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    Debt free! Time to buy some late 50s strats and 66 Super Reverbs!!
     
  4. Jeepocaster

    Jeepocaster Senior Stratmaster

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    I sold my ‘63 and two ‘69 Strats about 10 years ago. To be honest. I like the guitars I have now, more.
     
  5. mad axe man

    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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    same here..sold in the big city and moved to the country..loving every minute of it
     
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    Stratafied Dr. Stratster

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    Good for you, some people don’t know when to quit.
     
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    soulman969 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Congrats brother. I think I'm gonna be semi-retired 'til the day I die.

    I'd go nuts if I didn't have something to do that keeps my mind active and sharp.
     
  11. mad axe man

    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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    2-69s? damn that must hurt
     
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    Sixstringer107 Senior Stratmaster

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    Good for you! Enjoy!
     
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    Congratulations! Enjoy!
     
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  14. simoncroft

    simoncroft Still playing. Still learning! Silver Member

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    We didn't exactly do that but sold the townhouse and moved to the coast about 12 years ago. Our plan was to retire 'in the future', but my wife was seriously ill in 2013, and we had to wind up our business. Thankfully, we've never had to work since. Probably just as well, TBH, because neither of us could probably have kept going with the pressure of work we were under. Praise be that we planned ahead.

    Enjoy your retirement, @Jeepocaster. It takes a little time to adjust to the pace, but you eventually find it hard to imagine how you did 'all this' and a day job!
     
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    ryunker Senior Stratmaster

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    In process of same, home sold it should close in the next couple of days, new house double the size and $600 a month less property tax, zero debt by next week too.
     
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    Congrats Jeepocaster! 20 hours a week sounds way healthier and a good way to ease your way into retirement. It's amazing how much reducing that time pressure reduces your stress level. Less is more. Enjoy your new freedom.
     
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  17. UFO1965

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    Retired 15 months...living in New York.. bought property in South Carolina...builder says new home will be completed June 2022..can’t wait!!!
     
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    Enjoy semi retirement
     
  19. pazman6

    pazman6 Senior Stratmaster

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    Congrats - I retired in February at age 56 and retirement is everything I expected it to be. I have never had a single regret and cannot imagine ever going back to work again (unless it was for an obscene amount of money) - too much fun stuff to do in life. My wife retired in June as well. We are staying put because we have grandkids that live 7 miles away. We also just redid our house from flooding in May, so our downstairs is like a new house. We own 80 wooded acres in rural Missouri, so maybe one day we will move up there and downsize our house....I would prefer the lack of people and traffic as well.
     
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  20. OzzieV

    OzzieV Strat-Talk Member

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    Congrats and enjoy your retirement years. I retired in 2011 from my music business at age 60. It was the right decision, I was debt free then and cashed up to boot, was getting sick and tired of customers using my showroom as a try before you buy....from someone else (not me) some were on the phone making a deal in my showroom!! :mad: That was the last straw. Closed the doors, packed up the leftover stock into a 20 foot shipping container and moved to the mountains. Sold everything on Ebay :D oh...and kept a few guitars for my retirement just to keep the boredom at bay :rolleyes: