Decision made and implemented

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BigMike, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. BigMike

    BigMike Blues Oldie

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    Well fellow forum members, the decision is made, I will retire from gainful employment on the 31st of December. It's been over 50 years now so I reckon the time is right. Looking forward to the start of a new chapter in my life without having to get up for work in the mornings. I have been working 3 days a week for a few years now so the transition is not that dramatic. Of course, one of the down sides for you guys is that I will more than likely be putting up more second rate songs on here for your listening displeasure. ;)
     
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  2. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Can't wait!!!!!! Congratulations Mike. I hope you have a long, happy and music filled retirement.:Beer:
     
  3. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    :Beer::Beer:Congratulations!
     
  4. piebaldpython

    piebaldpython Blues Newbie

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    Congrats! I'm going to get out sometime in early to mid-2020....no later than the end of June and no earlier than the end of March.....after 43 years service in the Fed Gov't.
     
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  5. Crossroads

    Crossroads Thump the Bottom

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    Good for you bud.

    As my brother in law, a serious entrepreneur and workaholic, told me a few months after he retired.

    "If I knew I was this good at doing nothing, I would have done it years ago."
     
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  6. JohnHurley

    JohnHurley Rock and Roll

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    Congrats woo hoo!!!
     
  7. sloslunas

    sloslunas NM Blues

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    Two paws up on this news Mike!! I can only think of only one downside to retiring. There is so much to do while retired...that at times you may want to go back to work just to get some rest!! It's all good brother...and a very hearty congratulations to you.

    Steve
     
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  8. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    Good for you! :Beer:
     
  9. ervjohns

    ervjohns Blues Junior

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    Congratulations Mike, I think you will enjoy it
     
  10. Bob630

    Bob630 Blues Newbe

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    Congratulations on your retirement.
     
  11. arock

    arock Help! I'm a rock

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    Congratulations!
     
  12. jakey leroy

    jakey leroy Lookin' straight up from my hammock...

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    Congrats! If you're like me, you'll wonder how you ever had time for that work-a-day stuff.

    I'm working on some new lyrics about retirement....

    Lookin' straight up
    From my hammock through the trees
    Yes I'm lookin' straight up
    From my hammock through the trees
    Whiskey in my glass
    Cigar in my teeth
     
  13. MikeS

    MikeS Allen, TX
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    Congrats!
    As long as you keep a guitar in one hand and the forum in the other you won't regret your decision... We may, but you won't.
     
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  14. dwparker

    dwparker Funky Blues Muther Funker

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    Congratulations! Enjoy your extra time to practice and jam!
     
  15. blackcoffeeblues

    blackcoffeeblues Student Of The Blues

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    Congrats Buddy---looking forward to the songs....Later
     
  16. Grateful_Ed

    Grateful_Ed Student Of The Blues

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    Mike S. is correct BigMike. Though after 2 years at this retirement thing I have found I could use a 3rd hand once in a while. :)

    What? NO! One for the forum, one for pickin' and one for frettin'! Shame on you! :rolleyes:

    Just kiddin'. If you enjoy retirement as much as you look forward to it, you will be ahead of the game. :Beer:
     
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  17. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Excellent!

    When I was "working" I could never imagine doing nothing.
    Then I retired and got real busy.

    Looking forward to more BigMike around here.
     
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  18. BigMike

    BigMike Blues Oldie

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    Guys, you are awesome, many thanks for all your good wishes and advice, much appreciated. One side note, my wife was discussing my payout and , unless I was imagining it, said "You should buy yourself a new guitar to celebrate". God I love that woman. How can I possibly disagree with her :whistle:
     
  19. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Do it quickly before she realises what she said!!!!!!!!!:eek::eek: