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#313814 - 08/15/19 03:29 PM Re: Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be? [Re: NW Ponderer]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline

It's the Despair Quotient!
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
Well dang, I thought you were going to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA
ROTFMOL
Greger said you guys go to Orlando!
Well if you ever DO get out to Anaheim, we're just up the road.
I still plan on it. I tried to get her to sneak down there this month while they said it wasn't busy (after Galaxy's Edge opened). Instead I am scheduling contracts for roof, fence, etc. Tree guys arrive in an hour. I'm a bit nervous. I'm not good with change at home. Love change going out and doing things - I try to do something new every day - but want to have stability at home.

And BC! Welback! I, too, have a plethora of guitars that I plink on. I just added a slew from an estate sale of a friend's uncle. He had gotten into it late in life. I now have (ahem) two classical, two electric, two electric-acoustic, an accoustic, a 12-string and two ukuleles. And two keyboards. I have built a music studio in the old game room, but I am having a devil of a time getting the software to cooperate!


You guys, I have a Roland keyboard.
Why can't the two of you just move to L.A. so we ca jam!
The wives will love it!! LOL
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#313816 - 08/15/19 03:53 PM Re: Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be? [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
Well dang, I thought you were going to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA
ROTFMOL
Greger said you guys go to Orlando!
Well if you ever DO get out to Anaheim, we're just up the road.
I still plan on it. I tried to get her to sneak down there this month while they said it wasn't busy (after Galaxy's Edge opened). Instead I am scheduling contracts for roof, fence, etc. Tree guys arrive in an hour. I'm a bit nervous. I'm not good with change at home. Love change going out and doing things - I try to do something new every day - but want to have stability at home.

And BC! Welback! I, too, have a plethora of guitars that I plink on. I just added a slew from an estate sale of a friend's uncle. He had gotten into it late in life. I now have (ahem) two classical, two electric, two electric-acoustic, an accoustic, a 12-string and two ukuleles. And two keyboards. I have built a music studio in the old game room, but I am having a devil of a time getting the software to cooperate!


You guys, I have a Roland keyboard.
Why can't the two of you just move to L.A. so we ca jam!
The wives will love it!! LOL


My collection consists of an electric (Ibanez), a classical (Yamaha - first purchase at Subic Bay), a 12 string (Alvarez), an acoustic (Ovation), a mandolin, a bass (Fender), a couple ukes, a 49 key Nektar midi keyboard, an old piano, my wifeís flute and sonís coronet. Recently upgrade from GarageBand to Logic Pro X on my Mac. Fun!
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#313818 - 08/15/19 03:56 PM Re: Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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#313819 - 08/15/19 04:05 PM Re: Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be? [Re: BC]
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Originally Posted By: BC
kool. Next project!

I recently learned "Freebird" on the piano. I was playing and my son yelled, "play freebird!" As a joke. The next time he did that, I broke out out. Funny thing, though. He didn't know what I was playing, since he didn't actually know the song.

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#313820 - 08/15/19 04:06 PM Re: Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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And to the more serious side, my primary retirement concerns:
Health
Health insurance costs
Health care processes
General aging effects
Minimizing the ultimate effect/burden on my wife & kids
Long term direction of this country
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#313821 - 08/15/19 04:09 PM Re: Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be? [Re: NW Ponderer]
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laugh

My 9 year old granddaughter said she was going to look me up on YouTube and I recommended she wait. grin
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#313830 - 08/15/19 06:50 PM Re: Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline

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My cousin John is the lead vocalist in an Allman Brothers tribute band that bears the distinction of being the only Allman Brothers tribute band to ever get the blessing of one of the original Allman brothers. Gregg Allman stopped by to sit in on a couple of tunes once, and gave his support.

I am totally stoked but surprised. John is a self made wealthy man who earned every penny of his fortune, and when he retired he went straight back into this, his first love. And he pimped his ride big time.

I think he actually works harder in that band than he did running his company for thirty years.
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#313832 - 08/15/19 06:55 PM Re: Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be? [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
My cousin John is the lead vocalist in an Allman Brothers tribute band that bears the distinction of being the only Allman Brothers tribute band to ever get the blessing of one of the original Allman brothers. Gregg Allman stopped by to sit in on a couple of tunes once, and gave his support.

I am totally stoked but surprised. John is a self made wealthy man who earned every penny of his fortune, and when he retired he went straight back into this, his first love. And he pimped his ride big time.

I think he actually works harder in that band than he did running his company for thirty years.


Itís easy to work hard in love.
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#313834 - 08/15/19 07:13 PM Re: Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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Been retired for over 20 years. No problems, seem very busy and have spent these years trying to figure that one out. I have come to the conclusion that one reason for busy is that it takes me about 3 times as long to do the simplest thing. This remains a fact AND a mystery. Money doesn't seem to be a problem nor does my health. My memory continues to decline. The VA gifts me with occasional 8 hour memory tests. They tell me I am in the upper 1% for my age group so I have stopped feeling sorry for myself and have started to feel sorry for the other 99%.

Not unlike the ancient Greeks (I am not Greek) I also deplore younger generations for all sorts of stuff that, on reflection, is a complete and utter waste of time.

Other than that.....................

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#313889 - 08/16/19 07:36 AM Re: Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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My plan for retirement was to do the things I didn't have time for when I was working. I find, though, that I waste more time than I used to, and I end the day not having done the things I wanted to. I thought I'd do more writing, recording, reading, and puttering, gardening, woodworking, music lessons. I don't do those things, or go riding either bikes or motorbikes. I was/am avid about both. My honey stays up late and sleeps in. I have mornings alone 7-8, then my bath before our son gets up, but try to stay quiet. Son gets up around 9, and we walk the dogs most mornings, weather permitting. Then at 10 he's in the tub and I watch/exercise his dog (she's very high energy!). By the time he leaves for work half the day is already gone! Afternoons are typically honey-do time. I'm just not organized enough.

Days on the road, at the condo (time share), or on vacation are actually more productive! I write music, do research, get out and about. And I learn so much.

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