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Old 06-14-2019, 08:37 AM
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I've been retired almost 20 years, but then I never really worked! Been in the Bahamas long enough to learn that nothing is really that important! NOTHING! Particularly things that you cannot control.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
We have been retired 10.5 years, and the only stress we have is from our very poorly behaved youngest daughter. We've ended up having to permanently raise a wonderful 7 year old granddaughter, and we'll be 80 years old when she gets out of high school.

This is not what we had a vision that retirement would be like.

We have a city house and a lake house, and about all I do is build, cut grass and move "stuff" around. Never can seem to get on the top of things. When things get too bad, we head for our fifth wheel trailer in the NE Georgia mountains.
Bamaman: What an awesome sacrifice that you and your wife are making by taking in your Granddaughter ! She did not choose her Mom's situation and will be far better woman for your love and attention. Who knows, it might even keep you from thinking and behaving like us old farts.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
I am not nearly as stressed as when I had employees. Not even close.
And customers
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:36 AM
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At a certain point you have to realize that some people desire a certain stress level and if they don't get it from real issues, bullshit things will provide it for them. You really need to step back a little and tell yourself, this is nothing, relax and enjoy life. It is a finite thing. If you need something to worry about, wonder if your doctor is an overpaid quack, what happens when the government can sell their bonds at 2% anymore or if we are going to be hit by an asteroid. The rest is nothing.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:46 AM
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In the nicest way maybe you're just old and cranky.
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