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ka4yqi
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Well I did it!

Postby ka4yqi » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:10 am



Seem like in 10 more days I will be unemployed. After 31 years I retiring fron the University of West Georgia. I want to do it while my heath is good. I got my right hip replaced and waitng for the right one. Got to see the Dr about the right hip on Dec 1st. Really want to just put miles on the goldwind for a while. Maybe do the hip a little latter. Gots lots to do, just dont know going to be first.



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Re: Well I did it!

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:59 pm

Congratulations, enjoy the well-deserved permanent holiday!

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Re: Well I did it!

Postby minimac » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:12 am

Going out while still relatively healthy is a good thing. I did the same, and haven't looked back. Although I really enjoyed my work, I haven't missed it one bit. Between the Goldwing and my three scooters, I get plenty of riding in and the trips I've been able to take-with no time restraints- have been awesome. I figured I could always get a part time job if I get bored, but in five years that hasn't happened, and I don't think it ever will! Enjoy it for a long, long time!

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Re: Well I did it!

Postby offcenter » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:39 am

You are fortunate that you could do that, Minimac.
I've seen many people over the years whose work "IS" their life.
When the work ends, they feel useless and a short time
later they are dead.
Good on ya!!
And best of luck KA4YQI.
(from N2ELC)
George in Jersey.
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Re: Well I did it!

Postby Bubblechaser » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:12 pm

CONGRATULATIONS ka4yqi :D Enjoy Your retirement and ride much, be safe. I have 43 years with my company and if I wasn't riding to and from work everyday, I wouldn't be a" Happy Camper". Live life full and be the person your dog thinks you are. :D

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Re: Well I did it!

Postby Alan_Hepburn » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:22 pm

offcenter wrote:I've seen many people over the years whose work "IS" their life.


There are two types of people: those who work to live, and those who live to work. The first type are much happier than the second; the second type usually end up dying shortly after they retire because they have no clue how to live...

I took early retirement, at 58, after working in the semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley for over 35 years and it was the best thing I ever did! I enjoyed working, but I enjoy living even more!


Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
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