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Old 04-16-2017, 03:02 AM
Bob C. of Indiana Bob C. of Indiana is offline
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Way to go John.I wish you the best and a long and healthy retirement. Now you can concentrate on all the things you like to do and catch up on the things you need to do. John I think you'll find something to make yourself useful, I have a feeling, you're a giving person. Bob C.
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Old 04-16-2017, 03:31 AM
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Congratulations john! You earned it. Now you can enjoy life.
Thanks Chico! Funny thing Saturday, I sat out on the deck for awhile watching the birds and squirrels, in the warm temps and sunshine. That coffee sure tasted good, just sitting there, knowing I didn't need to rush around getting things done for the next week.

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Way to go John.I wish you the best and a long and healthy retirement. Now you can concentrate on all the things you like to do and catch up on the things you need to do. John I think you'll find something to make yourself useful, I have a feeling, you're a giving person. Bob C.
Thank you Bob! I have thought about, once things are caught up, about volunteering at the local animal shelter. Not sure if that's such a good idea though, I'd likely want to take them ALL home with me!
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Old 04-16-2017, 03:53 AM
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Wish you were closer John,we could kick back and slug a few cold ones and talk about the good old days.I avoid the animal shelters,just breaks my heart. I need to get off my dead a$$ and hit the shooting range,got 2 weapons laying around, I haven't even fired yet.LOL!
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Old 04-16-2017, 04:51 AM
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Congrats John, I have a couple more years to go & I will be joining you retired.
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:14 AM
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Thank you Bob! I have thought about, once things are caught up, about volunteering at the local animal shelter. Not sure if that's such a good idea though, I'd likely want to take them ALL home with me!
It's an issue. My daughter in law is a vet tech. The struggle is real.

I remember when my Dad retired, I didn't think he would be able to. He ended up driving a senior mobility van for a while, tutored some kids that needed help reading. When my Mom got sick, that is what he did then.
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:50 AM
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X10! I'm always happy to hear someone has been promoted to relaxation!
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:18 AM
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Wish you were closer John,we could kick back and slug a few cold ones and talk about the good old days.I avoid the animal shelters,just breaks my heart. I need to get off my dead a$$ and hit the shooting range,got 2 weapons laying around, I haven't even fired yet.LOL!
That would be fun, who knows,someday I may be down your way again.
Ya, the shelters do that to me as well, all those wonderful dogs with so much to give.
Haha, the guns! That's something else I need to tend to. Lost track of how many I have. The only two I've done anything with in years is my personal carry, and my XM15 I use for varmint control.

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Congrats John, I have a couple more years to go & I will be joining you retired.
Thanks, you'll get there! You'll find it's sort of a bittersweet moment, but myself at this time, I felt it was time to begin the next phase.

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It's an issue. My daughter in law is a vet tech. The struggle is real.

I remember when my Dad retired, I didn't think he would be able to. He ended up driving a senior mobility van for a while, tutored some kids that needed help reading. When my Mom got sick, that is what he did then.
I can only imagine how a vet must feel at times. The ones I have, don't seem to be in it for the money, just the love of animals.
Your Dad sounds like he's a good guy.

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X10! I'm always happy to hear someone has been promoted to relaxation!
Thanks Roberticus, just don't relax ALL the time!
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:29 AM
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Your Dad sounds like he's a good guy.
He is. As you can tell, it's not genetic.
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:58 AM
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Maybe it skipped a generation lol
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:22 AM
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He is. As you can tell, it's not genetic.
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Oh, I wouldn't say that.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:04 PM
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congrats john! I've got another 35 or so years until I can join you lol

if I ever get out to Michigan we'll have to grab a drink
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:06 AM
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congrats john! I've got another 35 or so years until I can join you lol

if I ever get out to Michigan we'll have to grab a drink
Thanks, and I'll buy!
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:41 AM
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Thanks, and I'll buy!
Nah I'll buy, after all I'm the one with a job hahaha
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:04 AM
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Nah I'll buy, after all I'm the one with a job hahaha
Well OK. And you can have that job!!!
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:09 AM
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Ryan if you're buying, you better take your plastic,some of us old guys can put them away.HA HA!
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