2000 Posts and climbing!!!
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New York
From time to time there are things that I do not agree with Dean on. That being said on the issue of retirement I agree with his assessment almost entirely. Been working for the man most of my life and the end will soon be at hand. I do not plan on retiring, I am just going to take monthly payments "Not" to go to my state job.
My only wonderment is how it took Dean five years to realize that wearing plaid shorts with the waist band just under your nipples, sandles with socks, and figuring out who has the best senior discount on the buffet, sucks! And that phone thing, again we agree, I have eleven phones on my desk at work and one is a switchboard. I can sit right next to the phone at home and let it ring.
My plans do not include anything that resembles nine to five, I have had my fill of working someone elses predetermed timeframe. With the two farms, my small site prep business, the sawmill, horses, the homestead, grandchildren, and the wife's country store plans I will stay plenty busy. The nice thing about the whole plan is I will be able to shut it down on a moments notice, slip into a new pair of plaid shorts, throw the camera around my neck, and take a road trip.
I have quit counting the months til my enlistment in state service is over, it seems to make it drag. But people keep reminding me, I get more junk mail from AARP, senior health care, nursing home insurance, time shares, and several motorized chair companies competing for my business. They are all wasting there postage and thier time, none of that is me. My plans are to be into a spanking new dump truck, with a new equipment trailer, pulling my new ground contact warrior. Not sure what that is going to be yet, but it will be compact, powerful, and more them likely green unless it is commercial yellow.
Being frugal, I plan on keeping all I own at present and just increasing the fleet. So whatever I buy will have to add flexibility and give me more capibilities. I plan on doing mostly residential work as I do now, so great big does not suit my needs.